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WILL 3/4 TON SHACKLES FIT ON A 1/2 TON????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k10clown, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. k10clown

    k10clown Registered Member

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    HI ALL. I HAVE A 1978 1/2 TON 4X4 CHEVY PICKUP THAT HAS ROTTED OUT REAR SHACKLES. CAN I USE THE REAR LEAF SHACKLES(FRONT ONLY)FROM A 1979 3/4 TON 2WD IN IT'S PLACE?
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    You're talking about the rivoted, rigid mount on the front end of the rear spring, right? If so, yes many people have used them on the rear of the rear spring to make a "homemade" shackle flip.

    The thing to watch will be the bracket height. The 2wd hanger is shorter than a 4wd so you will need to be sure the end result will achieve the correct ride height for you.
     
  3. k10clown

    k10clown Registered Member

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    You're talking about the rivoted, rigid mount on the front end of the rear spring, right?

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    Yes. My rear shackle front is rusted right through so I have to replace it and all I have is one from a 3/4 ton. I am going to replace the rear (rear) shackles with the ones from Off Road Design. Thanks for the info.
     
  4. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    you mean the spring hangers? the shackles are only on the rear and are between the spring and the spring hanger.

    the 2wd are two short to be used in a 4wd truck. even the 3/4 ton are too short.

    where you at? my friend has some off a 77 shortbed we are scraping soon.
     
  5. k10clown

    k10clown Registered Member

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    OOPS. My bad. I am new to the build a truck ideal. I am talking about the rear leaf spring but only the front hanger. I thought they were called shackles. If you do have a set that would be great. I live in Warren.
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    yea i do have some, they are kinda rusty but not rusted too bad. im north west of lansing near greenville. ill see if i can get them off. do you need them anytime soon? i need to fill the oxy/acl tanks
     
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    ramses 1/2 ton status

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    I had a front hanger for the rear leaf springs off of i think a 2wd and it was a lot different than the ones on my 3/4 ton so I had to buy one. I cant remember what kind of chevy it was off of but it wouldnt work. I bought a new one and it didnt really cost a lot.
     
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    yea i do have some, they are kinda rusty but not rusted too bad. im north west of lansing near greenville. ill see if i can get them off. do you need them anytime soon?

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    Not yet, I am still in the process of unbolting that 14 bolt out of my 3/4 ton. Whenever you have time just let me know. Thanks. Are you going to the Mounds in MT. Morris on Thanksgiving Day?
     
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    I bought a new one and it didnt really cost a lot.

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    Where did you buy it from?
     
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    i think LMC sells them
     
  11. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    im planning on going to the mounds near the end of the month with a couple guys, is there something going on there on thanksgiving day?

    ill see if i can get them off before then.

    i think you can still get them at the dealer if you wanna go that way. not sure on the cost though
     
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    ramses 1/2 ton status

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    I got mine from somehwere local through my uncle's shop it was about $50 I think which is worth it to me maybe not everyone though.
     
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    I bought a new one and it didnt really cost a lot.

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    Where did you buy it from?

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    I bought one a few years ago from a Chevy dealer, it was about $23.00
     
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    im planning on going to the mounds near the end of the month with a couple guys, is there something going on there on thanksgiving day?

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    Thaksgiving day is one of the biggest of the year. Last year there were more then 100+ trucks out there. Someone brought a monster truck out there. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif Gates open at 8:00am.
     
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    I bought a new one and it didnt really cost a lot.

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    Where did you buy it from?

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    I bought one a few years ago from a Chevy dealer, it was about $23.00

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    Found some. My local Chevy dealer has them. $48.50 for the pair. Thank you everyone for pointing me in the right direction. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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