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Who has actually swapped spring hangers on rear axle for a shackle flip????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 01maroonz71, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    who has actually done this...i've been searching on it for about the last 45 minutes to an hour....and can only find a couple of posts about this. who has taken the front spring hangers on the rear axle and threw some at the rear to flip the shackle??? i do believe it will bolt right up and am trying to build this truck on as much of a budget as i possibly can. what can anybody tell me about this swap??? anybody heard anything????

    thanks guys and gals!!!!
    ~Dave
     
  2. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    you mean something like this:
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  3. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    exactly....how much lift did that yield, and how difficult was it. i can pick up a set for next to nothing down here.
     
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    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    thats not my truck its owned by 85mudblazin send him a pm
     
  5. 01maroonz71

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    awesome man...thanks!
     
  6. littlejimmythatcould

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    Me and my buddy did one on his bronco. It was pretty difficult at times. It's not a nice and neat kit like ORD or DIY. THe hardest part was trying to decide when we had them even and level with a good shackle angle before we started drilling holes in the frame. When you drill a hole, put a bolt in it. Every hole you drill put a bolt in it. This keeps all of your holes aligned. And some good big C clamps or C clamp vise grips will be your friend. Also have to drop the gas tank. I think when it was all said and done, He got about 2 1/2 inches out of it. But we were pretty conservative on how far we let it come down. If you wanted to, you could probably get about 3 to 4 with some bracing in the form of an L angle (like they are when you pull them off of some trucks). It took a whole day with dissassembly, fabrication, and reassembly. Just my .02 from my little bit of experience. If someone wants to chime in and fill in any gaps I may have missed.
     
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    I did it. I used hangers of an 84 K30 and had to drill a few holes to get the correct shackle angle. I mounted them so that the shackle bolt hole was at the same height as the factory mount. I have 57's on mine so I had to drill holes. In the factory location you might luck out with some of the holes lining up.
     
  8. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    about everyone I run with has used front hangers on the rear. Either drill holes or weld on. Not too hard at all if oyu have the appropriate tools.
     

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