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frame problem with shackle flip

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 4wheelingyz, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. 4wheelingyz

    4wheelingyz Newbie

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    I got a used 4" shackle flip. Tried to put it on and the bolt holes in the frame and the ones on the new shackles do not line up. I also tried a buddy's shackle flip and got the same results. Any input would be appriciated. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    chevy frames flex, its what they do. I got my ORD shackle flip new, and the holes on the bottom of the frame didnt line up exactly right... its no biggie, I just had to bolt the bracket on with the holes that did line up and do a little work with a drill and dremel too.

    j
     
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    yes you are correct, but to elaborate a bit more on his problem...

    it seems that the shackle flip is pretty much a 90 degree angle (the mounting surface i mean). but his frame seems to have a slight curvature, or bulge, to it. basically, its not mounting up flush with the frame. the flip came off of a 90 model k5, and he is putting it on a 77 or 78 /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif swb. there should not be any differences in mounting, correct?

    so, might his frame be fubar'd? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    thanks for the input. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. jackedjimmy350

    jackedjimmy350 1/2 ton status

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    and fill out your profile, a-ron /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    BFH time......
     
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    there should not be any differences in mounting, correct?



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    nope there should not be any probs. i put a 4" on my 74 no probs. if'n his frame is bowed out there is something more serious going on there /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

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    it seems that the shackle flip is pretty much a 90 degree angle (the mounting surface i mean). but his frame seems to have a slight curvature, or bulge, to it.
    thanks for the input. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    the bracket is stronger and thicker than the frame. bolt it up and flaten out the frame. make sure the frame rails are paralell to each other as well. may have been in a rear ender in the past.

    if someting is bent and it is working fine now then it may not track well after the flip geometry will be working a bit different with the flip on.

    grant
     

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