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shackle flip ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by baldbandit, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. baldbandit

    baldbandit 1/2 ton status

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    I have an extra frame laying around and was out looking at it and thinking about an axle flip. What about using the front sping mounts for the rear springs in place of the rear mount? This would allow you to flip the shackle using the factory brackets. What do you all think? I can't try it on my rig anytime soon because my Jimmy is innoperable at the moment due to a hole in the brake line. In order to fix the leak, i will have to pull the motor and it needs rebuilt, so it will be a LONGGGGGGGG while.

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    i was looking at that too i have a set cut off i was going to bolt on toa 57 the other day i was looking and seeing if would work

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    anybody else?

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    Why do you need to pull the motor to replace th brake line? Just pull out the old one and feed a new one in it's place.
     
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    Save the grief and just blow a square hole into the bottom of the shackle bracket thats already there with a torch. Making absolutely sure ya got no gas leaks first, of course. Unbolt front and rear spring bolts on rear spring and flip your shackles around...worried about strength? Just weld a diagonal brace from hanger to frame at a 45 degree angle..job finished.

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    I'm a pipefitter and welder and was looking to build a set similar to ORD's. It was just a thought i had when i was out looking at the rear springs thinking about how I want to build my shackle reversal.

    As far as the brake line, i'll have to look at it a little better when i have more time. I wasn't too concerned about pulling the motor because it needs to be rebuilt. It runs like s**t!

    thanks
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