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Drop away shackle pics, for ??? somebody!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by cybrfire, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I was asked for these some time ago by a member and now I can't find it in my PM's so posting here.

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    here ya go! Sorry took so long.
     
  2. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    I was thinking about something like that, but it was going to be a much longer piece.
     
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    YAY!! I finally get to see the drop away shackle!! lol. Looks cool, how does it handle going down steep inclines? or do you use a rear-mount winch to suck the rearend down?

    PS: is that a pin in the side so you can lock the drop-away shackle so that it works like normal?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Nice, I was thinking of doing a similar thing except utilizing another single leaf spring instead of shackle, basically a 3/4liptic suspension, that could be pinned If I didn't want all the flex.
     
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    is it possible that at full droop the shackles could bend the wrong way when being compressed agian??
     
  7. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    It is possible in the current configuration. I have some stops made up that need to be added just haven't done much with it for a while. I'll get back to it eventually. Focusing on the Crew cab on my off time right now.
     
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    I'm sure limiting straps can keep the rear in check.
     
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    crew cab?? what crew cab??
     
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    [​IMG]

     
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    more pics!!!
     
  12. iwaxmyjimmy

    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    Dude, that dually looks sick.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    That is practically the state it has been in for the last six months. I did however pull my transmissions down from the ware house yesterday to start the guts swap, rebuild and shift kit job. Transfercase will begin its journey into the frame rails as well.

    On a side note, I'll be using a Dodge divorced 205 t case. Does anybody know what ujoints those wierd things are or is there a different factory yoke that might fit?
     
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    iwaxmyjimmy College web wheeler Premium Member

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    No clue, are you on a member on pirate4x4.com? The answer might lie in the dodge forum over there.
     
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    More pics please...I fooled with this one so your handywork would show a little better.:D Check out this guys threads and gallery for more inboarding stuff.
    http://coloradok5.com/forums/search.php?searchid=465869

    What's the WMS on that axle? 63" or 67" or ?

    I'm thinking about running tall skinny XZLs dualed on a 63", chuck the dually fenders and flare the bedsides, and put SRW wheels on the dually front axle with flared fenders. I think it would end up about the same width front and rear and be kinda a stealth dually/humongous desert racer look. Posting a pic of mine with the XZL on SRW wheel on DRW 60. The tire ends up about 1/2 in 1/2 out of the fender. Trimming and flaring required.:D

    officiallydually.jpg

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    It's a SRW axle so I guess that's the 67". Don't have a whole lot of pictures of it that show much. Kinda too big to even be inside sometimes!:haha:
     
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    So the 63" prolly wouldn't clear the springs, even inboarded?
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    it'd be tight. I think I ended up going with the SRW axle to keep the tires out of the box and the frame may have been in the calculations too. Been a long time ago and I can't remember how I came up with all the spacings. There are no wheel spacers though. We widened the dually rims 4" each. Only spacers are to space the rotor out from the hub to clear the disc brakes.
     
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    I really like the shot of the back end there man. I has kind of a (dare I say this) dragster look to it.

    So is this going to be a wheeler, or a shop tow truck, or a shop show truck, or ????
     
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    I'm gona wheel the piss out of it!
     

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