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Pic of the new project - big pic.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DPI, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    Pic of the new project Rockwell Install - big pic.

    So far I've got the rear Rockwell spider gears welded up, the 63" 3/4 ton rear springs in, and the 4" ORD shackle flip installed.

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    This setup has already netted me 9" of lift in the back. This may be to much with my 46" Michelins. Those are 41" tires on there so I can move it around if needed.
     
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  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Can you post a pic of your rear spring hangers?
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I know Rockwells have their disadvantages but I still smile thinking about puting them under my rig.
     
  4. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    The flip is bolted on the rear crossmember. 2 sets of bolts on each side of the crossmember. I used a bushing to bolt the flip to the bottom part of the frame since the frame is not flat there.

    There is no weight in the back. And the tank is removed. Once weight is added to the back the shackles should be at the correct angle.


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    I love the idea of Rockies too. The fact that the driveshaft is way above the rocks is a great benefit...
     
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    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Can't wait to see it when it's done Dan.:D
     
  6. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    That looks like your going ot have some fun! Now you got me thinking about reworking my rear suspension.
     
  7. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    hey, i have drove that blazer before :)
     
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    white-rhyno 1/2 ton status

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    good work
     
  9. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Is there any blazer you haven't drove or owned? BWAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    Holy moley! Thats an interesting looking axle!
     
  11. Seventy4Blazer

    Seventy4Blazer 3/4 ton status

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    what are you going to be doing about axle warap? ladder pbars? (with 46's and rockwells you have a little ground clearebnce to spare) or a antiwrap bar? dual or single?

    looks good. im thinking on rockwells for my 74, but i have to buy another blazer first.
    grant
     
  12. DPI

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    Oh, I forgot to mention, I gained about 2" of ground clearence by shaving off the bottom of the diff pan and replacing it with some 1/2" steel plate...
     
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    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    I am planning on a single anti-wrap setup per axle. I am thinking about mounting it to the side of the worm gear box. Hopefully, with the flat 5-leaf 3/4 ton 63" springs, there won't be as much wrap as with heavily arched springs.

    btw, I have a '90K5 1 ton for sale...
     
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    Sounds a little backwards to me. The heavily arched springs are usually stiffer and will help control axle wrap... not create it.
     
  15. DPI

    DPI 1/2 ton status

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    It sounds that way but what would be easier to bend, a straight piece of steel or one that has already been bent (arched)?

    These springs are pretty stiff. They are the 5 leaf with an overload.


    We'll see, this is a trail and error type of thing anyway. If something doesn't work, then I'll try something else. That's half the fun, isn't it?
     
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    Well, think of stock springs... flatter, more flexible... more axle wrap problems.

    Lift springs, more arc for th elift, worse comfort rude... less axle wrap.
    :cool:
     
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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    look real good. im running 63 also, i moved my ord shackles brackets back so the front holes lined up with the rear holes, only had to drill one new hole and drill out two for 1/2 in bolt and slot one hole a little. moved the front bucket the same using the stock hole span bottom frame bracket that rivited to front bucket and redrilling new holes. as far as that bump on the bottom of the frame,i pie cut a small sliver out of the side of the frame leaving the frame radius, cut the bottom across where the hole for the body bushing is ,hammered it up, welded it up and added a gusset at that point, frame is flat now.
     
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    Pictures?
     
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    NICE! That is going to be a BIG ****ER!!!!
     
  20. DPI

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    Yeah, I am very surprised I got that much lift out of the 63's and flip. My goal is to keep the center of gravity as low as possible and still fit the 46's. Some minor fender trimming was done to this by the previous owner - Thanks OL14BLZ!
     

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