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Bolt-On Shackle flip - No chisseling!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BorregoK5, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I fab'd up a set of bolt on shackle flip brackets yesterday which worked out real nice. They use the existing hanger to bolt up to and create a mounting flange below the hanger, all bolt up, no cutting or chiselling off the stock hanger so nothing is damaged should you want to return the truck back to stock. The shackle is reused but now in a compression position. The overall lift is 5 1/2 inches at the axle which worked well for me as my stock springs sagged just a bit. With the 4" lift blocks I had previously the back end sat lower than the front. The whole truck sits level now and I feel a little better about the integrity of the hanger as I had cut mine before to get a home-made shackle flip (worked well but not for everyone). I'm going to go out and beat on it a bit and then take a few pics for the board. I know quite a few people on this board wanted to shackle flip but like myself wanted a rediculuosly easy and completely bolt up solution. I have a few friends who want a set so perhaps I'll fab up a bunch and make them available.

    Pics to come soon.

    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.echobit.com:81/k5/> Pictures</a>
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    very cool hurry up and get the pics posted[​IMG]

    wheeling pics
     
  3. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, sounds interesting

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Edelbrock intake & carb, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  4. DUKE

    DUKE 1/2 ton status

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    I can not wait to see them. I would be very interested in getting them too.


    DUKE
    Why go around when you can go over?
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    85 K5 <font color=blue>Big Blue</font color=blue>
     
  5. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    yea, hurry up with the pics [​IMG]

    offroad baja!!!
    72 4x4 CST Blazer
    71 4x4 CST Blazer
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/ArqDennis>My Pics</a>
     
  6. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    yea, hurry up with the pics [​IMG]

    ARQ

    offroad baja!!!
    72 4x4 CST Blazer
    71 4x4 CST Blazer
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/ArqDennis>My Pics</a>
     

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