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shakle flip & Hitch

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Is it true that you can't mount a hitch when you have a shakle flip installed?



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  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    i dont see why that would be true. I assume you're talking about a reciever hitch which should mount up directly under your frame rails. The shackle flip is outboard of the rails. I dont see why a flip would affect a reciever mount. But if you can't use a ready made reciever hitch, fab something up!!!

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  3. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Well I thought the flip was also partly under the chassis.
    But with welding up something myself, I have some legal problems in this country.



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  4. muddin4fun

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    I'm thinking of doing one myself. I have a reciever hitch already and it is welded to the frame [​IMG] so I'll have to cut it off cause I can't get to the bolts with that thing in the way. I think it'll work though. I can't see where it wouldn't.

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    Are you going with an after market flip or the homemade "cut out the bottom" routine? The only thing I can see with the hitch is trying to mount the aftermarket flip kit. The way I did it was a breeze and the hitch wasnt a factor.

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    I've read in past post's that some guy's had to "Notch" ether the hitch or the shackle. To make it work..with a hitch on there rig's




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    I nothched my flip about 1 square inch on the bottom.
     
  8. GRINCH

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    I didn't want to notch shackle flip nor my new reciever hitch so I used a spacer (large washer) under my hitch. It used the factory holes. I just used longer Grade 8 bolts. Works great. It was easier to install with the gas tank down.

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  9. LA91Blazer

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    I had a few problems with my ORD flip kit install. The brackets interfiered with the OEM frame hitch bolt. I had to remove the forward bolt on each fram rail to get the bracket mounted. I plan to drill out the ORD bracket so I can remount my hitch.
    Love my ORD flip kit real nice work, worth the $$

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