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63 swap angle check*more pics*

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by clarkjw24, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    63 swap done. Whatcha think about the shackle angle. Sorry for the crappy pics, I can't get enough light in the shopl
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    Looks good.
     
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    that is a decent shackle angle, but i would make it at more of an angle to maximize the droop that you can get out of those springs. there already pretty flat so you wont get very much up travel, but if you get the angle to be greater then you can maximize your suspension travel. your shackle angle is good for a spring that has more arch to it.
     
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    And some better ones of the spring swap
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    This side hasn't been cut yet. I'm still waiting to do the front and level the truck back before any serious trimming.
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    Heres the gas tank pic.
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    wow, sweet truck. 52s up front? or soon? I would like to see some flex shots.
     
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    Thanks, 52s are going in a couple weeks from now. I've got to make a parts delivery down in GA next weekend so I should be able to get them in the next weekend.
     
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    you definetly need a steeper angle. mine w/ 56's are alot steeper than that. move up too the next bolt hole and that should do it. to get full use of droop you need it steeper. my angle look real steep, but it never folds over and i have around 5" droop-thats just shackle, not spring. P.s. i have the same shackles as you.
     
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    I'm thinking the angle will increase once I put my tool boxes and supplies on it. I can stand in the back of it and it will squat another 1 1/2". I'll be carrying another 200lbs of tools, parts, and spare.
     
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    You just cut a hole in the floor to fit the tank and bolted it down right? how do you like it? i want to do this or something similar.
     
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    Yeah pretty much just cut a hole and sit it in there. I haven't wheeled it yet but I won't have to worry about busting my tank anymore. I should have took some pics of the underside. Its beat to crap but there is tons of clearance now. I plan to build a cover and incorporate a spare tire mount soon.
     
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    That truck is just too cool :bow:
    Is that a motor I see in the top picture, in your shop :wink1: :p:
    James
     
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    Looks very good! :waytogo:
     
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    clarkjw24 do you have any pics of how you mounted the tank. did you have to move your body mounts or any crossmembers?
     
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    I rotated it 90 degrees clockwise. It just did fit between the body mounts. I was able to keep all the crossmembers also.
     
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    the one that connect to the driveside shock mount was too high on mine. i thought about rotating it and probably should have but im gonna put a 90 degree elbow on the gas tank so i can put my filler neck on my tailgate.

    what is holding your tank in?
     
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    just a tight fit right now:doah: I wheeled it this weekend and it didn't fall out but I'm going to take some 1" x .25 stock and make a bolt down ring prob.
     

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