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63 inch rear spring conversion

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nova, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. nova

    nova 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone done this to there blazer yet. i have a 77 blazer with a 6 inch lift and 1 inch block want to keep it at about the same hieght.
    i was thinking of 4 inch shackle flips and 3 inch lift springs. but not sure if it would fit on the frame while looking for a 3-4 inch rearward axle move.
    i know my front shackle has to be moved but the frame goes downward there. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    help would be nice
     
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  3. nova

    nova 1/2 ton status

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    so how bad did your departure angle get?
    have any problems with the front hangers flexing or breaking?

    thanks for the pics
     
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    My buddy and I are the ones who did it. The departure angle is relatively the same as stock. The rear wheels are only back an 1". We haven't tested it off road yet. He just got back from overseas. Now we have the top off getting ready to paint the inside and do some minor rust removal. I'll update everyone when we get some action shots. The rear disc brake conversion with cadillac prop valve is all he brags about right now.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    My buddy and I are the ones who did it. The departure angle is relatively the same as stock. The rear wheels are only back an 1". We haven't tested it off road yet. He just got back from overseas. Now we have the top off getting ready to paint the inside and do some minor rust removal. I'll update everyone when we get some action shots. The rear disc brake conversion with cadillac prop valve is all he brags about right now.

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    Yup, not mine. Just pointing you to the best post I've seen on this
     
  6. nova

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    well it looks good. keep me updated!
    i have some new ideas to play with from seeing the pics.
     
  7. bigray

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    hey can I get some pic's of the 63" coversion
     
  8. projectfreedom

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    Its not a very hard conversion, especially if you are doing the shackle flip at the same time. I used the Diy shackle flip when I did mine. Just mount them backwards and a few inches back. You dont even have to touch the front hangers. I am running 7" shackles with a zero rate moving it back around 4-5"s.
     
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    See build thread in my sig.
     

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