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CUCV Recovery Shackle question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandawgk5, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    What size is the hole in the shackle hanger on the CUCV bumpers. I got some hangers coming and I need to know what size shackles to buy. Anybody know? I would think the hole would be about 1" maybe a tad smaller. I could wait until I got mine but that aint no fun:D

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    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    You saw my 10T Clark reciever shackle I made for the rear. That hole size is just over 1" so I would bet the CUCV's used smaller ones. Like around 6T...
     
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    I found a place that had 6.5T shackles with a center pin of .875" and a throat of 1.25" which I think would be almost perfect if the hole is 1" on the hanger. Only problem was they were $15 a piece.

    Ira
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    If they are truly rated for lifting then $15 is almost free.
     
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    military shackle has the 1"pin and 1 1/2 inch opening that fits CUCV brackets
     
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    Looks like the 6.5 ton ones will work according to their specs
     
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    That is what I was thinking. The .125" diff in hole size over pin size should be just about right ya? And class 2 what is that? A 6.5 Ton shackle should be good as each one can hold twice the trucks actual weight:D

    Ira
     
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    Bookmarking that manuf, page as those specs are hard to find in a store bought shackle. I have some 8.5 ton ones but they don't fit my mounts
     
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    Ya I like how they give you the fed spec that they are tested to:D

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    I have a 16T shackle in the truck toolbox that was used to secure part of an LCAC, one 10T Clark for the rear recovery point and a few 6T shackles for various duties.
     

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