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Moving spring shackle hanger

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Now that my other post is over and this idea has come up I have new questions:

    How far should I move it forward?

    What size hole must be bored to move it?

    What experience do you have with this issue?

    If you have pics I'd like to see them as well.

    Thanks.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I was hoping Baddog had a better pic of his...I scoured his website but nothing really good.
     
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    my plan has been to simply reuse the lower left mounting hole(looking from driver side) then rotate it till it contacts the frame. Figure measure all the holes and location of the main hole should be able to make a template easily. Remove the hanger and use some paper it should be simple.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I think russ moved his further than that.
     
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    Best picture I spotted on his site it hadn't been relocated yet /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    From the looks of the angle on that AZ fab shop site his turned out great!!

    Maybe I'll go just like that. Looks really easy to move it to there! Just rotate it like you said.
     
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    Yes, mine is moved quite far. Seems like the main hole was 1.625 or so. I broke my arbor and didn't have time to wait, so I just marked the hole and plasma'd it out. If you want better pics, PM me tomorrow morning and I'll take some for you. But it won't really help much due to all the other changes on mine...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    my plan has been to simply reuse the lower left mounting hole(looking from driver side) then rotate it till it contacts the frame. Figure measure all the holes and location of the main hole should be able to make a template easily. Remove the hanger and use some paper it should be simple.

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    This is exactly what I did. I made a "rubbing" on a piece of poster board after removing the bushing bracket.

    Now I've got to go spend time with the wife before she has a fit. She's not real happy that I did over $500 worth of damage to it last week end... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    1.625 = 1 5/8 you're lucky I'm a mathmatician /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I'm going to use my $7 worth of store credit at the home depot to buy the hole saw and we'll see how it goes.

    3/8-16 grade 8s and grade 8 washers/nuts are always around the garage so this is going to be a cheap mod. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Tim, i thought you were a parts counter b*tch, not a mathmatician? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Tim, i thought you were a parts counter b*tch, not a mathmatician? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    I'm a counter pro. Keep spouting off at the mouth and we'll see who's a parts counter bitch. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ok, here are the pics I promissed.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    thanks Baddog and Tim
    you inspired me so I went and did the shackle move this afternoon
    didnt take long at all
    I used the top forward bolt hole as the top rear and redrilled the other 3
    I had a 2" holesaw on hand so that is what I used
    I will use the donut to fill the old hole tomorrow
    a bad side effect is I am going to have to use a longer shackle which on my ride is probably a bit more hieght I didnt want/need
    mine uses 7/16 bolts and stover nuts
     
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    I started mine, but the drill arbor my dad lent me wouldn't fit in my drill, so he's going to get me another one for next weekend.

    You guys that whine about rivets need to buy an air hammer. I had those four out in like 5 minutes with my $50 CP 3 1/2" stroke hammer.

    I used the bottom left hole and re drilled the other three. I used a piece of cardboard to make a template...I hope it bolts up the 1st time.

    Was the 2" hole too big m j?
     
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    seems to work fine
    appears that is what I used last time too
     
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    Air hammers are for wieners /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. Sack up and use a cold chisel and BFH /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif.

    On a side note, after popping somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 rivets by hand you will really begin to appreciate your rig and develope some huge forearm muscles /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    I might be a wuss, but I only got to work on my rig for 2 hours this week, and I don't have time to waste with a hammer and chisel.
     
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    i'm with justin on the cold chisel thing...you can pop a rivit with a chisel and a bfh faster than a pneumatic air chisel.
     
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    if you're so sure, bring it to my garage and i'll race you
     

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