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Homegrown Shackle Flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Finally got around to working on my rear suspension yesterday.
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    Have got to dril 2 more holes on the other side and one more on the pictured side. Then probably make a bracket from the bottom of the mount to the underside of the frame. Those are stock 1/2 ton 2wd mounts. About a 90 degree angle on the shackles with no load on them. Hoping it gets pretty good with the weight of the frame, body, fuel cell, and spare on it. Not to mention think I will mount the battery back farther than originally planned just to get the weight back there.
    Oh and 6" lowrider shackles I reinforced in a couple spots. Those are 63s I just noticed are in the pictures, didn't feel like making them work right now.
     
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    rear axle is trapped in the garage in front of a car that hopefully gets out of my way so I can mount it up soon. Going to be moved 1.5" back for better departure, spring perches I got have the holes there already.
     
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    That looks good, being built by yourself how much did it cost you in total?
     
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    nice stuff the 2wd shackle mounts were they fliped or is that the way they were??

    And wtf are your jack stands siting on????? looks like some kind of plastic, hope not /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    2 big pieces of microlam. Not sure I can explain microlam, we have lots of it sitting around, nice strong wood used mainly for beams in home construction(dad is a framer).
     
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    front mount [​IMG] rear mount [​IMG]Walllaa 63's in the rear.
     
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    yeah i get ya gluelam ect. really thick plywood basicly,
    just helped a friend build a rather large addetion with that stuff fun moved a lot of the beams by hand by my self! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    stuff is surprisingly light. I remember moving it around when I was little on job sites(being on one end of it). One semi retarded guy(drugs) we had working with us pushed me a little too fast when I was walking backwards up a ramp and I fell flat on my ass, dropped the lam right between my legs /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif couple inches farther it would have been no children for me
     
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    woah that would have been scary!! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     

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