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Shackle flip on 77?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Msquared, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Msquared

    Msquared Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I just read through Greg's post on doing the shackle flip for his 72. He mentioned not having to drop the tank on it. The rig I will be working on is a 77, will it require the tank being dropped, or is it just recommended to make it easier?
    IIRC the flip the owner wants done is a 2.5 inch, not the 4 inch...
    Any other gotacha's I should be aware of (for either)?
    Thanks Guys!

    -Marcus
    -Just me, trying to have fun
     
  2. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, I am doing the shackle flip on my 77 K5 right now ! We did have to lower the tank, kinda a pain but we had to get new straps anyways so its all right.

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
    BUILT NOT BOUGHT
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Get new bushings too while you're at it....

    It's not much more work to put them in at the same time, and once you see how BAD the originals look in those shackles.....you'll hate to have to re-install them on your beautiful new flip brackets!!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
  4. Msquared

    Msquared Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick responses guys!
    Sly why did you "have" to get new tank straps? Your's were toast or is that required w/ the kit?

    Greg,
    Whatever Zakk says goes LOL[​IMG]!
    I just install the parts he says too, and complain becasue the race car doesn't come back to the shop so dirty[​IMG]. I come from a car background and play with race car designs in my spare time.
    Since he has made a big deal of flexibility being the reason he wants to flip the shackles, I assume we will be doing everything else possible to minimize bind.
    New bushings should help there, assuming they aren't delrin or solid aluminum. What's the hot set up for these? ORD's greaseable design right? I think I heard him mumble a thing or two about them [​IMG]

    -Marcus
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  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yep...the ORD greaseables are a work of art!

    I replaced every bushing in my suspension with those ORD-greaseable dealios and the ride quality on the street is phenomenally better.....I can only imagine how much nicer it will flex once I get it off road.



    -Greg72

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  6. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    riiight...just remember that the TICKING in Satan (his F*ord Mustand that decides when it wants to run) is a timebomb! Plus having another non-running rig in your front yard only helps the neighborhood real estate prices[​IMG]
    BTW, Jake's or the Brit this saturday, Sharks play at 7pm...

    -zakk

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  7. Msquared

    Msquared Registered Member

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    Seems to me it runs more often than that rig of yours [​IMG]

    Jakes Saturday, they will have the game on...
    later
    M.


    -Marcus
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    not for long F0rd b0y! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    -zakk

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    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Msquared

    Msquared Registered Member

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    *note to self*
    Laugh at Zakk when he calls me, telling me he broke the rig again[​IMG]
    see ya saturday!
    M.

    -Marcus
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    Sorry for not responding! I just replaced them cause they were toast [​IMG]

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
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