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Cheap Shackle flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GMC, May 12, 2004.

  1. GMC

    GMC 1/2 ton status

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    I saw in the LMC catalog they sell front spring hangers for the rear leaf springs for $39.95. It seems exactly the same and cheaper than buying a kit or going to a junkyard. Has anyone done that as a shackle flip option.
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Gravdigr (sp?) has.

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  3. gm guy

    gm guy 1/2 ton status

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  4. micah

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    I did it. Got the hangers for 30 shipped (KennyW i think...) and bolted them on with grade 8's. Please do NOT weld them to your frame.

    I moved the hanger back a few inches from stock and installed some 56's at the same time.

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  5. kennyw

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    This is the way I'm going to do it, although I think I sold off all the brackets I had laying around and need to pick up a few more /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  6. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    I second on the don't weld em to the frame. I did and regret it. I will be grinding my welds off so I can move the hangers and bolt them to the frame. And I do have an article up on my website with pics of what I did. Link is in my sig.
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  7. Corey 78K5

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    Here is Mine I did. I used hangers from an 84 dually. if You look they have an extra brace that bolts to the bottom of the frame as well.
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    I did trim about 2" off the top for a cleaner fit so that it was even with the top of the frame.
     

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