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Cutting down lift blocks to make pinion angle shims

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dammit32, Dec 28, 2003.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I did a search and couldnt find anything....Has anyone done this?

    I have some old "4 leaf spring blocks laying on the shelf and thought that after a few minutes on the chop saw I could have some pretty inexpensive pinion angle shims but I thought I'd post my idea first and hear what the K5 Gods think of it before I jumped in.

    The only problem that I see is that the lift blocks may not fair too well when they are skinny because they are cast. I could just make them a little thicker to help them out.

    Any feedback is Good feedback
     
  2. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    i dont think this is a good idea. few reasons. steel shims are easy to find in 4* and who says you will get them exact to each other. also all the blocks i have seen are only contoured in the bottom. the ammount of work you would have to do to get the solid center would not be worth the few dollars saved IMO.
    Grant
     

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