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Home made shackle flip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm seriously looking at this. http://www.coloradok5.com/shackleflip.shtml

    Now I have a question about it. Why are the rivets removed and replaced with bolts and nuts. I don't see any change in position of the hanger.
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    bad link/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    they most likly took it off to cut the hole in the bottom of the hanger
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Next is the fun part, you need to remove the rivets that hold the spring hanger. These can be ground off, torched off, drilled out, or cut off with a chisel (have fun). You do not HAVE to cut the shackles off the vehicle. I did so because the torch I have access to was not where the vehicle was located, they don't allow welding with in 50' of a fuel source, and before I actually decided to use the stock perches, I had already purchased some stock 2wd. front rear-spring hangers. They can be used in the rear and work very well, I just didn't want to try and "guess" what would make the truck ride even. I decided to use the stock ones because the holes were already available.

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    he removed so he could cut the hole.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    isnt that what i said????????? lol /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  6. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Hmm, darn. How stupid of me. I guess I should take more time to read stuff like that. I stand correted.

    Thanks. /forums/images/icons/blush.gif
     
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    it took me forever to retype that part,lol!!!/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no problem thats what we are here for is to help /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  9. Sammy

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    And helping you guys did over the years in a big way. Right now I am reconstructing the blazer almost complete. 3 years back I would not have the guts for it.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    awesome glad to see your building it up /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  11. SkulzNBonz

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    I did not remove the hangars to cut the holes in mine. I took three heavy beach towels, soaked them with water, and wrapped them around the gas tank. Then I had my wife stand by w/ a fire extinguisher and watch to make sure I didn't start a fire. Worked fine for me. After I made the rough cut, I finished it off with a die grinder.

    John
     
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    as my tank is totally out, I think I will be fine. Thanks for the help all.
     

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