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Front shackles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cmoe, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Any one make there own? How did they work? Do you have any drawings and measurements that you did? I wawnt to make some heavy duty ones....

    C'moe

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  2. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Just buy those from ORD. Those are about as bulletproof as you can get.
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I don't want to sound like an arse, but can you feel a difference with the ORD shackles? on and off road?

    <font color=blue> Yesterday was history,tomorrow is a mystery,and today is a gift. -Taproot- </font color=blue>
     
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    I made some after breaking three of my originals. I used 3/8" plate, I think 1-1/4" wide (not positive). I made them 1/2" longer than stock, for a 1/4" lift. After cutting the four pieces of metal, I tack welded them together at the ends and drilled the holes through them. I then cut and ground them to shape, grinding off the welds last. I also went up one bolt size (I think they are 1/2" now). They've been on for a year or two and seem to work fine.

    Pete

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    do you have or can you get any pics of your front shackles?

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
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    Sorry, I don't have a digital camera. They are basically just a flat piece of metal with a hole in each end, and a full radius on the ends.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     

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