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shackle flip ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mudhog, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    can you guys tell me how much lift doing a shackle flip this way gives? and is there anything wrong with doing it this way?
    videos and <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>pics</a>
     
  2. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    about 4" or I think they (ord)has a 2.5" shackle flip also
     
  3. go to the junkyard and get some spring hangers off a pickup and do one like <a target="_blank" href=http://www.imagestation.com/picture/p71d0bf96df746c652cbefa469bd806f7/fe5d51ab.jpg>this</a>

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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Well the first pic doesn't look to strong..I would rather do the second pic. I know I am no help!



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  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    It nets about a 4" lift doing the drop through style. the front bracket set up is stronger looking. If 3/4 ton burban front brackets work..I have a set, but the burban is using them at this point, but could easly part ways.



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  6. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    anyone know if the 3/4 ton burb ones would work? jeremy how much would you want for them?

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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Your Dana 60





    [​IMG] Umm anyone know what a junkyard charges?? I have no idea[​IMG]

    you want me to drop the videos off on my way to Franks or just met you at his house??



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  8. just looked at the ones on my 75 burb and no they wont work. at least not for a 4" lift. they do not hang down far enough. 1/2 and 3/4 ton pickups are the ticket i do believe. mine came off a 1/2 ton.

    if you didn't want to mess with grinding brackets off you could do it the way you first posted and then have someone weld on some gusets (sp) to strengthen it.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    when are you going over there? if you drop them off to me at my house i will copy them then bring them out to franks i need to borrow his jackstands to work on blueknights (danials) blazer

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i dont mind grinding just dont want to do any grinding at the bone yard lol

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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Around noon or so tomorrow!! how sthat for a short notice [​IMG] I can drop then off to ya..just have to know where you are at????



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  12. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    sounds good ill pm you my addy[​IMG]

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    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I've cut my hangers and it works real well - I've jumped the truck several times and landed on the rear in awkward positions and no bending or anything (actually rather suprised because it does look weaker than it is), oh, and it gives you 4" of lift.

    I started with nothing and I still have most of that left! - <a target="_blank" href=http://www.echobit.com:81/k5/> Pictures</a>
     
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    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    I've got that setup and I think pccorsmit does too. I've never heard of any issues with that setup and it was pretty easy/fast to do.
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    hey aaron what up did you get another blazer?

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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    blue beast... was that a hard mod to do? (the spring hangers) it doesn't look like it. did you have to drop the tank? how much lift did it give you?

    oh and i should get them off of a 1/2 ton pickup, right?

    --Scott, 1989 GMC Suburban 2500 4" lift, 36" TSLs
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  17. easy to do. just labor really- grinding and hammering and so on. gave me 4 inch lift in back. 1/2 ton p/u worked fine. don't know why a 3/4 ton wouldn't either. just take lots of measurements to see if it will work. good luck

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    looks good[​IMG] you ready to go wheeling when i get my one ton conversion done and the new tires on? should be only a couple more weeks till i get the new tires ill have my new dana 60 in by next weekend[​IMG]

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    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    We'll see. I'd like to head out but right now the truck's not legal. I need to register and get ins. on it before I go out and break it on things [​IMG] I ~should~ be able to get some extra hours at work so I can get those things taken care of by the end of feb. I'll keep you posted. I've also gotta join up w/ OBH and ck5 when I get some extra cash.
    You thinking about sand lake or ...?

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