View Full Version : shakle flip=shoter wheelbase??

t dogg
06-10-2007, 09:28 PM
:dontknow: :dontknow: :dontknow: ive got a 1969 chv 4x4 1/2 ton, did a shackle flip and replaced the leafs with 3/4 ton 26- 29? and replaced the 12 bolt for 14 semi floater. i was wonndering if that would change my wheel base....couse it shur as f#### looks like it and my box is being rebuilt as we speek ive got 124 1/8 center to center of axles, 51 1/2 from the cab to the center of the tire....HELP ME.. let me know!!

get stuck
06-10-2007, 10:22 PM
i dont really think it should do that but maybe

06-11-2007, 06:36 PM
it will change it slightly. as the leaf moves down, it travels in an arc, pivoting around the non shackle end.

is it a large differance like 4" inches or something small like 1inch or less.

also you say you changed the springs ? do you have the same eye to center bolt measurements to the front / did you flip the leafs around ? (the old front is now in the shackle)

t dogg
06-17-2007, 05:08 PM
well i did the flip then added longer shacles bellteck 2" drop so that will loose the 3 inches, i should of spun the spings around put the 26 to the back and the 29 tothe front! any way im havin my body guy make up for in the wheel well! it all coming together nicly now! thax FIBC