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Shackle flip ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigchevy80, May 1, 2005.

  1. bigchevy80

    bigchevy80 Registered Member

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    I was looking through my LMC mag at rear suspensions and the front spring hanger caught my eye...Can you use this as the rear shackle flip? Do you get what im saying??? Take the front hanger and move it to the back and it to do the shackle flip sence to bottom is already cut out???
     
  2. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, sure can, and several people have done it.
     
  3. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    thats what i did

    shackle flip 1.JPG
     
  4. bigchevy80

    bigchevy80 Registered Member

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    yo 86 banshee do you have any other pics i cant see them since im not registerd???
     
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    Does this work for you?

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    Hey sorry if this is jackin the post but how much lift did that give you using those front hangers? hanks for the info.
     
  7. bigchevy80

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    Divorced... works just fine thanks! IIRC shackle flip gives your ruffly 4" of lift?
     
  8. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    well i measured and that hole for the bolt is about an inch-inch 1/2 lower than a stock hanger, so about 5 inches
     
  9. bigchevy80

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    Is it a lot of work or more just a bolt on?
     
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    id say he hardest part is finding the mounts and getting them lined up and both in the same spot, other than that drill a few holes , slap some grade 8s in there and go beat it
     
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    I looked at the spring hangers in my LMC magazine and to me they look different than what is pictured. What did yall get the hangers off of?
    I hope I'm not goin crazy from all of this studyin for college finals.
     
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    The front hanger for the rear spring for 73-87 1/2 or 3/4 ton 4x4 Chevy.
     
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    Actually etting the hangers lined up is not a problem at all. At least it wasn't on my '79. Aside from the visible factory hanger there is another factory hanger support riveted to the bottom of the frame that the shackle bolt goes through. I just used that to attach my new hanger.
     
  15. bigchevy80

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    Thanks for the replys..now i just gotta get a blazer...
     
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    i know that this is a really old thread but i was wanting to do the same thing. i looked in the lmc mag. and they didnt sell that hanger. did you guys just go to a junk yard to get them or what? thanks -Nick
     
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    I used front hangers off of a suburban. the frame is shaped different than the trucks and have a shorter hanger. I ended up about 2 or 2 1/2 over stock. I wanted less lift so it worked out perfect.
     
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    You'll find that 2X4 rear spring front hangers work better because they have the correct offset spacing from the frame as the stock ones. I would post a pic of my install but not sure how to get them to show up.
     

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