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Who all makes Shackle flips?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mudbug1979, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Mudbug1979

    Mudbug1979 1/2 ton status

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    Besides the expired Ecobit, Who makes shackle flips other than ORD and Sky-Manufacturing? It's about time for me to get one and I would like to consider all my options.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    backyardbilt (send him a PM)
     
  3. rhuarc31

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    I made my own. Used rear front spring hangers, spaced/reinforced 'em out with 3/4 inch steel bar from the local farm and fleet and bolted 'em on using the top rear original rivet hole as a locator. For a little more lift use the spring hangers from a 1 ton truck, they're longer. Works great and my total cost was less than 50 bucks.
     
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    rhuarc31 Registered Member

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    Sorry Mudbug, can't pm you back, in answer to your question, my truck is a 77 k5, but you can use the spring hanger off just about any truck that uses rear leaf springs. I personally used 'em off an 82 1 ton, gave me almost 6 inches total, plus went from 6 inch blocks to 2 inch to give 8 total and a nice comfy ride. You can even use ones from a f*rd or d*dge, though the line up may be different. I also picked up 2 used sets of 4 inch front springs and mixed and matched leaves to build one good set, fabbed up some longer front shackles, and scrounged pinion shims from a broken set of rear lift springs for 8 inches up front. Got right at 92 dollars in my entire lift and wheel the crap out of it.
     
  5. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    how did the 1 ton bracket bolt up? the k30's as far as i know the brackets are farther/closer compaired to the frame.
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I'm not 100% sure but I believe that only applies to the very rear bracket. The front ones look the same so I think the difference is either the frame shape or maybe the springs actually "V" out at the rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  7. Mudbug1979

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    HMMMMMMMMMMM. Very Very intresting. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  8. rhuarc31

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    If i understand your question right, yes the front spring hangers are closer to the frame, I had to space it out with some 3/4 inch steel bar to make it line up right, which worked for me as it also served to reinforce the crap out of it.
     

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