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home made shackle flip pics needed

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    does anyone have any pics of a home made rear shackle flip like the one described on the technical page?
    and also when that is done, does it effect the differential houseing angle? and drive shaft? i am considering this, but i want some more information
    thanks guys
     
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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking of going that route but I decided on <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/albums/FRYDADDY/aad.sized.jpg>this</a> instead.
     
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    There is a write up in the tech section for the home made version.
     
  4. Confederate9

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    i know, i was wondering if anyone had any other pictures, i keep getting confused when i read th4e tech write up
     
  5. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid3/p71d0bf96df746c652cbefa469bd806f7/fe5d51ab.jpg>http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid3/p71d0bf96df746c652cbefa469bd806f7/fe5d51ab.jpg</a>
     
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    Marvs is bolt on too /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    What vehicle did those rear hangers come off of Blue?
     
  9. sent you an e mail
     
  10. are you going to sell those? can you make one that moves the shackle mount about 3/4" forward? i want to put one on my work truck and like the bolt on idea.
     
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    Yeah, I'm making the last prototype right now. The design is much better and I'll be custom drilling each one to fit the application. I should have pics soon of the new design and will have them made in bulk once I beat the snot out of the new design. I'll post to CK5 before anywhere else.
     
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    news for everyone. Blue Beast is using front hangers for the rear springs off a 81 4x, Chevy 1/2 ton pickup
     
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    There's some pics of my temporary ones on my website. Nothing up close, but you get the idea. They worked great, but a little much of a hack job for me. I'll be either replacing them or going to a custom 56" spring something next winter. maybe a springer type thing.
     
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    website should work now /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    BorregoK5

    How much are you planning on selling those for and what thickness of materials are you using?
    Thanks
    Ross
     
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    I'm using 1/4 steel with one piece sides now as opposed to the pictured one with welded sides. I should have a definate price by the end of the week as I'm getting the final prototype completed right now. Both shackles, mounting hardware and drilled to lift spec will run under $90 a set.. hopefully much lower but I just wont know untill I make a full bulk run. The one pair a shot costs are high, but testing for safety is worth the initial costs of the prototypes!
     
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    Den 1/2 ton status

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    Well if you need a test truck... Ill vollenteer my 91!!! send me a set... and Ill beat them to death....post pics and prolly sell some to my local shop!!!
     
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    I have to admit, I've been totally overwelmed with offers to test them above and beyond buy them /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Did you use any bushings in your shackle? Where the round tube piece goes through where the stock shackle went?
    Thanks
    Ross
     
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    No, its not a shackle, its a bracket to relocate the shackle so there is no movement. The tube that exists in the stock shackle location allows you to tighten the bracket down without having to worry about the inside compressing and the bolt loosening up.
     

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