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Shackel Flip Pictures

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1979Jimmy, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. 1979Jimmy

    1979Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone have any picture of their homade shckel flip. Thinking about doing it for some flex in the back just looking get get going on it,
     
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    Here is mine

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    Rene
     
  4. 69K5

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    how much lift did that one make?

    nathan
     
  5. BorregoK5

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    4" on fresh stock springs.
     
  6. LlanoK5

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    tRusty,

    Did you remove the hanger before cutting it. The picture looks like the rivets are still in place.
    Next question, would I need do the cutting away from the gas tank if I'm using a plasma cutter?

    Kirk
     
  7. Don

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    Those are Bolts, you have to Grind, Chisel, Drill, or Blow the rivets out before You can Remove the Hanger. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
  8. tRustyK5

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    Yup, removing the hanger was soooooo much fun! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif On the other hand dropping the fuel tank was a piece of cake...

    Rene
     
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    yeah, when i did mine i was dreading dropping the tank. but that was a breeze. those riviets are a major PIA!
     
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    tRustyK5s looks pretty good. I've seen the ones with a cut out bottom break out, but that extra gusseting on top should take care of it. I saw one where the whole top was closed in for the most strength.
     
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    TRustyK5,
    Do you have any close up pics of your shackles?
     
  12. tRustyK5

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    The pic's in this post are the best 'shackle pic's' I have...

    Rene
     
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    I didn't remove the hangar when I did my flip. I put about three heavy, soaking wet towels around the gas tank and went to work with a torch for the rough cut. Finished up the holes with a die grinder. Surely would have been easier with the hangar out, but it only took about a half hour each side to get them completed.

    John
     
  14. tRustyK5

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    I only removed them because they were getting moved back 2 1/2" anyways. We did the homebrew flip on my bud's truck with the hangers still on the truck. He retained the stock 52" springs though.

    Rene
     

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