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Please post pics of homebrew shackle flips.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by divorced, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. divorced

    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Since the gallery has been cleaned out I can't find any pics for ideas. I want to do a homebrew rear shackle flip. I want it to be easy, quick, cheap, and safe. Will the front mounts for rear springs work? I would be ok with cutting out the bottom of the factory shackle mount if there is a good way to brace it up a bit. Post up your pics, thanks. :bow:
     
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    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    i cut the bottom of my hanger out in my old truck. it held up fine, then i junked the truck and kept the front hangers so i can use them on my new truck :D i can get a picture later
     
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    No pic whores around anymore??? :ears: :ears: :ears:
     
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    shackle relocation

    2 1/2". bboy
     
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    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    [​IMG]

    Simple and effictive. This is a front hanger from a 3/4 ton.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    Are those 56's? how far back did you move the shackle??
     
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    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    57's not sure how far back, I clamped them down and got the shackle angle I wanted marked and drilled.
     
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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    so you clamped them down with the weight on the truck?? Must have some good clamps :)
     
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    divorced 3/4 ton status

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will go with this style. I have some from a 2 wd, they aren't as long but I think it will work out ok.

    [​IMG]
     
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    3 C clamps, set the weight of truck on then lifted back up, no prob.
     
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    cool ill have to try that, better crank down hard on those clamps :)
     

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