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What size shims

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Here is the problem.
    I took out my D-60 to replace the bushings with the HD ORD Greasable ones. I figured i would rebuild the springpack while i was at it to get rid of all the rust. After i cut off the head of the centering bolt and removed the shim it fell apart. "Crappy Cast Aluminium"
    Since the axle is out and the spring packs are apart, i can not measure what the shim angle should be.
    Does anyone know what it should be.

    1987 Chevy Longbed, Dana 60 Front with 6" Skyjacker (I think) not sure of the brand. Axle has not been relocated forward or back.
     
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    Measure the height of the shim at each end and also the length of one of the sides, preferably the long side that makes a 90* angle with the short side. Or all four sides if you can't figure out which side I'm asking for. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Just bolt it together without the shims.
     
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    I think i have measured it out to 4 deg. At this point i think i will go without them as you suggested Tim. Will i notice any downfalls to not using them.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I think i have measured it out to 4 deg. At this point i think i will go without them as you suggested Tim. Will i notice any downfalls to not using them.

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    Probably not if you run an automatic trans, your driveshaft is quite a bit longer than mine.
     
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    SM 465 and a 208
     
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    SM 465 and a 208

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    Still a longer combo, I'd run it and see how it works out.
     
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    OK, will do.

    Thanks for the input
     

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