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spring perch fabrication

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by possum, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. possum

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    When fabbing up new spring perches out of that rectangular tubing, is it possible to add a few inches of lift with no detrimental effects? One or two inches is all I'm wondering about, not anything like 4" or so. Also, does anyone have any pics that show how this is done? I have an idea, but would appreciate the confirmation from another's experience.

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    I know there is a write up on this, I'v seen it. The guy was able to gain another 1" of lift out of it. I think he used boxed tubing and cut the 3" diameter hole for the axle tube.



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  3. possum

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    That's what I was thinking. I just like to have pictures to help visualize my thoughts.[​IMG] Doing that would cause more driveline angle, yes?


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    that article was by Shawn Spickle sp?? I just looked in off-road.com but coulnt find it. Im pretty sure he used just 1/4 square tubing for the perches. You could go to that site and look more or just shoot him a message.

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  5. Brian 89KBlazer

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    It was Glenn Viveros (aka Depdog) who did the write-up on Off-Road.com but he's a member of this board to so just drop him a PM.

    Here's the address to his write-up:

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    Go to off-road.com and pull up project rock ready. Glen has a write up on it in there.

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    Thanks, I knew I had seen it somewhere just forgot where.

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    Gained an inch with no ill effects!

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