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Completed shackle flip pics

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by k5baby, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. k5baby

    k5baby Registered Member

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    I ordered from ORD last week the shackle flip (on sale), greasable bushings, (took the advice from the tech article CK5 did), and add a leaf zero rate to help with the sag in the rear. I chose not to zero rate the axle at this time.
    Took me a day to complete, damn bolt in the leaf spring took 2 hours to get out,rusted badly:mad:.
    Thanks to the guys and girls at ORD! ORD makes a very good quality product. Once I took the OEM shackle brackets off, everything bolted up perfectly! I have to get new shocks for the rear though. The 3" Body lift, 4" shackle, and 1" add a leaf was a little to much for the 4" rancho 9000's. It's been raining here lately, I haven't had a chance to clean it up.
    Here are some finished pics:

    blazer side f.JPG

    blazer sider-rear.JPG

    pas. shackle.JPG

    dr. axle.JPG
     
  2. ecameron87

    ecameron87 1/2 ton status

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    Looks great! (actually it looks a lot like my K5.) Did you use the stock springs out back?
     
  3. k5baby

    k5baby Registered Member

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    yes, just took the 4" block I had in before and pressed out leaf spring bushings and put the new greasable bushings.
     
  4. jaros44

    jaros44 1/2 ton status

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    Finished?

    :bow: Dude your project came out totally awesome!!! How long did it take, last time I heard it was 1 year? The shackle flip is on my list along with twin sticks, ORD is diffently a lot of help with their products. Any east coast distributers in my area for that bedliner paint, and could it be used on the outside? How about some pics of the interior and motor?
     
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    72 SAC Registered Member

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    Man that thing is clean. You got to post some more pics.
     
  6. k5baby

    k5baby Registered Member

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    It took 15 months. Here is a motor pic. I'll work on getting some interior pics.

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    e.side.JPG
     
  7. jaros44

    jaros44 1/2 ton status

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    Since you have that bedliner stuff on your master cylinder does that mean brake fluid does not affect it? Nice work on the engine!!! Let me know how it runs after all that work. Maybe you could PM me.
     
  8. cleanK5

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    wow.. that is soooo nice looking. those 35's? stock rear springs?


    very nice!
     
  9. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    Nice Job.

    Side note for you is to keep an eye on thoes spring perches. I was able to destroy thoes. SO just as a precaution make sure you inspect them from time to time for cracks or bending:D
    Burt
     
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    badfish4tail 1/2 ton status

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    What bedliner did you use? Great job by the way;)
     
  11. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    That's a nice looking K5!
     
  12. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Awesome K5 you have there - very awesome!
     
  13. k5baby

    k5baby Registered Member

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    Thank you all for the very kind words! Cleank5 those are stock springs and trxxus mud terrain 35 x 12.5 15. Burt4x4 thanks for the heads up on the spring perches. Information like that from CK5 is what got me through this project a lot easier than it would have been. Thanks to all!
    I used SEM Products Protex bedliner. Tintable and black. Check it out at http://www.sem.ws
     

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