Front shackles ... reinforcing "H"

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  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    thinking I'm gonna stick a piece of flat stock between my new front shackles for the 52" swap, as right now they're just 3/8" thick, well, flat stock.

    Question is, do I put it perpendicular to the long side, so it looks like an H from the front ... or parallel to the long side, like ... umm...

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    Wow that's bad. Anyway, seems like the second option would give more resistance to torsion, which I think is better.

    Or I could put a piece of square tube in there and do both, I s'pose. Any takers?

    -- A
     
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    use angle iron for the outside bar and use square tube for the between bar.
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    Tough to reinforce the front shackles. Watch your frame clearance. :wink1:
     
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    Yeah, I marked them up, looks like they gotta go waaaay at the bottom.

    Prolly more to make me feel better than to do anything to the shackles :D

    -- A
     

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