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CUCV Shackle Mount Request...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Okay, I've got a front pair of CUCV shackles that I'm planning on installing on my rig. They have a mount that takes the place of the stock bumper mount. All I should have to do is cut holes in the bumper, which shouldn't be that big of a deal. Anyway, how do the rears mount? Do they just bolt to the frame with no special mount like the fronts? I've searched for some pics, but couldn't find any that showed it real well.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Both ends have those tubes, square, 1.5x2.5 or so... which bolt to the frame, yes. The shackles are identical front and rear, but the hole pattern on the rear tubes is different (they're also different lengths front and rear.)

    I don't have any good pix of the rear handy, but it's basically the same.

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  3. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    So, what you're saying is that the rears also have these mounts, but they are different from the front?

    CUCV Mounts.JPG
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The front are bolt on (or were for me). The rear are a PITA because you have to drill all of the holes yourself. The rear mounts are different from the front.
     
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    Fronts just bolt up like everyone said. You can even use the stock bumper brackets. I have a bumper cut for these if you ever make it back to MS I will trade you for one that is not cut.
     
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    If you have a K5 the rear brackets bolt right up. Suburbans have a different frame setup in the rear which requires drilling holes.

    If I remember correctly, there are "special" bumper mounting brackets that help reinforce the shackle tubes (part that goes thru bumper). I can get you some pics of the brackets on my 89 burb this evening if you want.
     
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    If you have a K5 you need the rear brackets from a K5 CUCV. The Frames on the K30 are different from the K5s and they brackets do not interchange. I ended up modifying the brackets I got from a CUCV pickup to work on the rear of my K5. The fronts bolted up directly. I did not use a stock bumper so I cannot answer those questions.

    Here are what my brackets looked like.

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    Ira
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    any pics of the rears installed :D
     
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    Yep I had to cut them off due to the length of them and I had to drill a hole in the frame as I wanted mine a little higher. My frame had the holes for the brackets but where I wanted my bumper after I cut the frame made me drill a new hole on each side. Also these are designed to go inside the frame rail of a pickup truck that is why I had to modify them for my K5.


    Check this thread for pics.

    Ira
     
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    thanks :wink1:
     

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