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Got my homemade shackles back from the powdercoater...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Got my homemade shackles back in preparation for my 1-ton D70 swap with ford 3" ide 57" springs. I'm stoked, so, not that anyone cares, I thought I'd show off a couple of photos.
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    They're a darker olive drab color, it doesn't show up well in the pics. After paying $80 to have them done, I'm gonna look into getting my own powdercoating setup.
     
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    You will make many "new" friends!

    Your shackles look cool, they look "extreme duty"!
     
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    They look solid and nice:pimp1:
     
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    nice job on the shackles, i have a eastwood powdercoat kit and i highly recomend it. its payed for it self 100 times over. ive done dozens of parts for myself and made some cash doing parts for people.
     
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    Nice work :thumb:
     
  7. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Thanks for the compliments, fellas! I am quite proud of them if I do say so myself. Anyone know the best place to buy a powdercoat setup and approximately how much it costs?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice fab work man... :waytogo: so is that the only option? noones producing one?
     
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    Not sure of where to buy the PC setup. I just had to chime in and tell you those are sweet. Did you do it all yourself or just the design phase?
     
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    I think rdn2blazer said he got his at eastwood
     
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    very nice:woot:
     
  12. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I did all the fab myself, and most of the design. Before I got started on the fab I posted up some questions here and got some good advice from other members on how to bend the 3/8 flat bar. Then I sent them out for powdercoating, but the cutting, bending, drilling and welding was all me. I took pics of each and every step from layout to cutting to the final welding of the braces, I can post some of those if anyone is interested in fabbing up their own. The bushing sleeve took some lathe work, but it was not REALLY necessary. I used 1 7/8 x .375 wall DOM, and turned the ends down to 1 3/4" to fit the 1 3/4" holes I drilled into the shacke side plates. It was a pretty fun project. Again, thanks for all the props, guys.:D
     

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