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Where can I find a 1/2" block/shim??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FreedomIsntFree, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. FreedomIsntFree

    FreedomIsntFree 1/2 ton status

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    So my blazer is sagging on the drivers side. I just installed 4" blocks in the rear and I did new springs up front. I measure from the top of the ubolt plate in the rear to the frame right above it and i'm sitting about a 1/2" lower on drivers side.

    So I just want to get a 1/2" block to correct the problem. Where can I get one?

    If I can't, what would you guys recommend? I did a search on truck lean and couldn't find anything.
     
  2. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    easy temp or long term fix

    just use a piece of wood you can make that yourslef and its cheap if not look for a thick peice of metal add pieces weld them together there are probably other things that you can buy if i run across anything ill let you know
     
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  3. mrk5

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    I wouldn't stack blocks. And definitely wouldn't use wood, unless it is only to check out how it looks in the driveway and then removed before driving.

    Is there some reason why it is lower on the one side? Maybe the way the truck is loaded or something. Maybe there's something wrong with that spring.

    I would say live with it until you can afford new rear springs.
     
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    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i hope your NOT talkin about putting the piece of wood inbetween the axle and spring :eek1:
     
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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    mill 1/2" inch off the high side spacer block.... :D
     
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    Misinterpratation

    Sorry I thought he was talking about the back blocks i heard of that being done before. I could still be wrong. I think Autozone has those cheap lift\Lowering kits somwhere fo like $20
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Back or front, wood is NOT a material to be used in suspension systems unless you're building a soap box derby racer. :eek1:
     
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    Get one extra overload leaf and a new center pin. Cut the ends off of the overload leaf, leaving about a 6-inch piece right at the center hold area. You now have a low-buck 1/2-inch zero rate that you can add to the bottom of the sagging spring pack. :cool1:
     
  9. Blue85

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    I have done this, but most of the overloads I have found are actually 3/4". At any rate, I agree. There will be something in your local junkyard that can be cut to make this spacer. Then just bolt into the spring pack.
     
  10. shane74

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    You're talking about the rear? correct? If so, I may have a solution for you. PM me.
     
  11. FreedomIsntFree

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    Not a member...I know I know...i'm working on it. You got e-mail?
     
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    Sent you an e-mail.
     
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    Replied...thanks.
     
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    perp 1/2 ton status

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    call your local steel supplier, you can get a 4" long peice of 1/2" x 2" flat bar remnant (scrap) for around $5 here. drill a hole and bolt it into the leaf pack, or weld it on the perch
     

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