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mounting 63" springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ryan22re, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    well, i started mounting the 63" spring and my diy shackle flip today. i chose not to move the front spring mount and just move the hanger back on the frame. the only problem is that the frame isnt flat all the way back. where the bumper bracket bolts to the frame, there is a little hump in the frame. the frame is flat on both sides of the hump. i was thinking about cutting out the hump and then welding a piece in the frame to make it flat again. not so sure that it would be strong enough. was thinking to weld another piece of angle iron or such into the frame along the piece that is welded in/cut out.

    any ideas or help would be appreciated.

    ryan
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Got any pictures of the problem? I'm having difficulties figuring it out. On a longbox the frame is straight... and on a K5 you'll hit the gas tank if you move the axle back any further than 2".
     
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    actually i got them mounted today. thanks for the help. i left the front mount alone, moved the rear brackets all the way to the back of the frame. i did what that post recommended about the pie cut in the frame and beating it flat. i needed to have the truck mobile (rolling), so we just welded the gap up and ground it flat. gonna do something later, not sure what.

    as to the gas tank...i'm still up in the air about that...i have 16 gallon fuel cell...but im thinking of raising the tank up and cutting out the bed.

    should have pics later tonight or tommorrow.

    ryan
     
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    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Are you talking about the very end of the frame?

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    i think so...heres the pics

    sorry for the quality camera phone better pics later.

    ryan

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