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Did a new spin off of a shackel flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by charlietuna, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. charlietuna

    charlietuna Registered Member

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    Sorry, Corey P. but your info sure helped, I took a cut-off pair of shackel brackets, they were on the used ones I got,chopped them off and turned them upsidedown, then took a flame-wrench and cut the ones on the K-5 ,but left the mounting holes on both sides, then welded w/ support brackets,guided buy the bolts,gave me the same lift as the 52" w/7.25
    shackels; but I did'nt have to worry about rear shackle movement from
    articulation and possible metal fatigue.
    Once again,thanks,C.P:bow:
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    we want pics :mad:
     
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    :shame: no PIX?
     
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    ya know... why hasnt anyone made 2-plate style shackles (like the front uses) for use with a stock rear hanger. would achieve the same thing wouldnt it?
     
  5. charlietuna

    charlietuna Registered Member

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    Yea I'LL get pics tomorrow,bear with me ,please!
     
  6. charlietuna

    charlietuna Registered Member

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    Not sure what you mean ? I think this might be close tho
     
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    charlietuna Registered Member

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    I'am good with tools but tech, takes me a day I'll post ASAP
     
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    that wouldnt work without serious modifcation. but that is the style of shackle that DIY4x's kit uses.
     
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    I *think* it could work with enough bushings/spacers and maybe bending the plates.
     
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    I think it would work if you built it like this...

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    openeagle13 Newbie

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    theres an easyer way to do a shackel flip. find you a set of rear spring front spring hangers and move them to the rear. its supper strong ive been running this setup for years and had no problems. It gives the rear about 5 inches of lift.
     
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