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52's on a first gen without moving spring hangars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by garlicbreath, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    Here is what I came up with this weekend using 3.5X3.5 box steel .250 wall. I don't like cutting any stock brackets off the frame, and I figured the stock hangars are pretty strong, and I have some real beefy front crossmembers, a hidden winch mount, and a .250 wall 2x4 bumper to tie everything together. What do you guys think? I do plan on welding a tubing sleeve into it where the bolt goes through the stock spring hangar. The shackle angle ended up pretty good too.

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  2. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That's pretty cool neat Idea:bow:
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice! Looks well made. Any additional lift gained, or is the eye at approximately the same height?
     
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    got an idea, why not add a cross tube from hanger to hanger? that would really make it better for side to side motion, which looks like it may develop some. just my .02
     
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    way to think outside the box !!!! thats nice
     
  6. garlicbreath

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    I thought about that, but since my winch is behind the grill, on that flat plate you see, the cross bar would be in the way if I had to pull the winch on the trail. It would have to be a bolt on deal. I will try to get some pics tomorrow during the day to show you guys what the cross members look like.
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    :D You might want to tighten up those lugnuts!!!! :D
     

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