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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: oregon/north dakota
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front shackle reverse
hey all, i'm new here so i'm not sure if this has been covered before.
when i bought this truck it had a bent spring and torn shackles from the accident it was in. I put superduty lift springs in but the maxed out my replacement shackles. so i welded in some machine tube and used rubber jeep bushings with strap steel. This worked fine up until i put the intercooler in last month. there just isn't enough room, so i'm doing a shackle reverse using rear end shackle and building front hangers.
here it was wrecked
here was my "quick fix" for the longer sd springs, going strong for two years... lol
this are shackles from the rear end of donor truck, they'll fit around the rear of the front spring and fit right up inside the factory hanger already on the frame
built these today, new front weld on hangers. half inch steel milled .25" out of the bottom to accommodate the 3.5" wide spring and so it'll set flush on either side on the 3" wide frame rail.
Also fabing a crossmember to fit between the hangers to stiffen the frame and help protect the innercooler. more pics to come.
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Last edited by digicam_obs; 02-27-2012 at 06:05 PM.