Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Shackle flip specs?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bill4rest, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vista CA. (so cal)
    Anybody have some messurements for a rear shackle flip?

    Like how far is the shackle bolt hole from the bottom of the frame? How far forward or rearward is the shackle hole from stock?
    Thanks:)
     
  2. Stroked72Blazer

    Stroked72Blazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2002
    Posts:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    I would like to borrow one that hasn't been installed so i can make a copy if anyone in the area has one.
     
  3. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vista CA. (so cal)
    Welp, I guess I'll make them the hard way /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  4. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2001
    Posts:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA (LA/OC area)
    The shackle is in almost the same spot as stock. It is only moved forward and not much at that (.75" about).
     
  5. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vista CA. (so cal)
    [ QUOTE ]
    The shackle is in almost the same spot as stock. It is only moved forward and not much at that (.75" about).

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Thanks, that's what I figured I'd do. After researching it more, it's seems this method is right on. I want to go 37/38's but I guess I'll see. 8" front springs, 4" rear with a flip.......
     
  6. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2001
    Posts:
    3,808
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    CA (LA/OC area)
    If you want to take a look at mine you are welcome to. It seams that the 1st gen shackle flip is a much easier design to make because it doesn't stick so far from the frame. I will be at the SoCalBigDawgs meating this Sat (8/2).
    www.socalbigdawgs.com
     
  7. Bill4rest

    Bill4rest 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2002
    Posts:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vista CA. (so cal)
    Dam!
    That would be cool, but I have to finish a YJ cage. Then I get to level my front yard with a bobcat/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

Share This Page