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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chevy305, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

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    What happened on the last picture? Did the bolt sheer?
     
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    pm muddytazz he made me a HD set for my K5 at a great deal.
     
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    I know ORD has some but these shackles are stock so I just ordered a new set of stockers. I had noticed before the bolt was actually bent and now I guess it finally gave way. Which leads me to believe from the condition of the suspention, it most likely saw some air time with its previous owners.
     
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    Hey man, just go get some 2" by 3/8 plate and make some for cheap. If you make your own, you can ensure the length is perfect for your particular springs. How was it driving when the shackle was broken?
     
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    It's not very hard....at all. Really quite easy. Quite.
     
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    I made mine in about 30 minutes
     
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    See? Toldya! :D
     
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    Yup, and I am no Uber Skilled Fabricator or anything like that....:haha:
     
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    Yeah, right....:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm really not.
    I can booger weld, but sometimes the welds looks pretty good....to me at least.

    But I can rebuild transfercases...in the dirt, and regear axles, and other things that some people think is too hard.
    I wish I was a better welder, but teaching myself does not really help.
     
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    Come down sometime. :D I know a few things about welding and I have shop full of gurus....and I could use a good diff guy :D
     
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    If I get free time I would love to. I tried to TIG some AL once while I was stationed on USS Elliot. It didn't work out to well.
     
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    I can MIG pretty good and Stick a very little bit. Haven't even tried TIG. No use for it yet :D
     
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    I already ordered them, but how do I know what length I need to make mine?
    I know a guy that is an awsome wender down the street and he can make anything out of metal, so I will talk to him and see if has some 3/8 plate laying around.
     
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    im jealous

    i wish i could get myself to learn to reassemble axles and cases,

    i can do anything else but rebuild those

    too crazy, one little thing wrong and its trashed

    too precise for me

    good luck
     

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