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C.W.
04-12-2008, 07:22 PM
Can it be done?
The design looks the same as the GM ones that guys flip. Just checking to see if anyone has done it.

Deathtrap
04-12-2008, 10:40 PM
yes it has been done, some guys use F-450 shackles, alot of guys use sky's shackle flip kit

C.W.
04-13-2008, 02:18 AM
How much lift can i expect from it?

boyzen
04-13-2008, 04:10 AM
you can use your orginal stuff just spin them done that lots gives you about 3inches and a softer ride so more whell hope also

fordpower
04-13-2008, 09:43 AM
U used sky's shackle flip. It gave me 5" lift rear and the brackets a @#!# strong!:D

C.W.
04-13-2008, 11:23 AM
you can use your orginal stuff just spin them done that lots gives you about 3inches and a softer ride so more whell hope also
Is it done the same way as the chev shackle flip?

boyzen
04-13-2008, 05:58 PM
no its done the ford way

boyzen
04-13-2008, 06:28 PM
use this bracket from a wrecker and the shackel you have
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-33260_1980-96_oem_front_spring_hanger_bronco.htm

C.W.
04-13-2008, 10:41 PM
use this bracket from a wrecker and the shackel you have
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-33260_1980-96_oem_front_spring_hanger_bronco.htm
Cool thanks. Are they bolt on or do they have to be cut or chiseled off?

Troy
04-14-2008, 12:31 AM
Cool thanks. Are they bolt on or do they have to be cut or chiseled off?

i dont know? you have the truck

get your ass under that thing and take a look around next time!

ps. they are riveted on

C.W.
04-14-2008, 01:43 AM
i dont know? you have the truck

get your ass under that thing and take a look around next time!

ps. they are riveted on

I meant the ones he was telling me to get from a wrecker. So i knew what tools to take instead of driving 45minutes to the wrecker and not having what i need.
I know the ones on my truck are riveted, thought maybe the bronco might be different.
Its my first ford 4x4 and might be my last :mad:
I know what my truck looks like i have spent more time under it in the two weeks i've owned it than i ever did on my other trucks. Damn P.O.S.

fullsizebronco
04-14-2008, 02:38 AM
ya just a drill and you can take the front of the rear leaf spring off and put them on the back of your truck and you will see about 6'' of lift

Tha_Stepside
04-14-2008, 06:50 AM
Ive got the sky man kit and it turned out killer, i only wanted 4" so i just shaved an inch off of my block to even it out.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/Tha_Stepside/0312081610d.jpg

C.W.
04-14-2008, 12:33 PM
ya just a drill and you can take the front of the rear leaf spring off and put them on the back of your truck and you will see about 6'' of lift
Do you have pics of it done that way?

punkrocker
04-14-2008, 10:09 PM
theres a much easier way man: all it will cost you is a few gallons of gas and a match... just kidding, ive seen lots of chevs done by using the front spring mount (from the rear suspension) off a "donor truck" and attaching it in place of the stock rear shackle mount, on mine i drilled all the holes out to ithink 1/2" and bolted it in place with grade8 bolts, hope this helps ya, what are you planning for the front?

C.W.
04-14-2008, 10:12 PM
theres a much easier way man: all it will cost you is a few gallons of gas and a match... just kidding, ive seen lots of chevs done by using the front spring mount (from the rear suspension) off a "donor truck" and attaching it in place of the stock rear shackle mount, on mine i drilled all the holes out to ithink 1/2" and bolted it in place with grade8 bolts, hope this helps ya, what are you planning for the front?

Im still looking into a way to lift the front as cheap as possible. Hoping to find someone selling off their old stuff.
And yes that helps, now to find a donor truck.

boyzen
04-15-2008, 10:50 AM
check with bigyellowbronco I sold him a 4 inch kit awhile ago and don't think he ever installed it.

FU Toolbag
04-15-2008, 10:34 PM
A few pix of mine. Very simple, very strong and no cop will gibe you greif about lift blocks or having some hack hole torched in your original ones.



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Your problem will be the front. it sucks ass. Your best bet would be to find someone who could help you do a sas, whitch would be cheaper and better than any lift you could get for your orriginal ttb.

Deathtrap
04-15-2008, 10:45 PM
FU250 are you planning on making a new shackle? because wouldn't having 2 bolted together like you have, cuase problems if you were to go full droop on one side when flexing by having the shackles go from folding the way they are now to flipping and having one half of the shackle riding flat against the leaf?

Troy
04-15-2008, 10:46 PM
thats quite the wacky shackle setup.

why didnt you just fab a shackle hanger that extends back to reach a single swing shackle

boyzen
04-15-2008, 11:09 PM
some people think that this will give more flex ,but IMO its just more shit to go wrong on the trail.KISS(keep it simple stupid)

FU Toolbag
04-15-2008, 11:24 PM
The double shackle is something I want to try, and I'm pretty sure it'll work. As far as them flipping over onto themselve, that's where a lock would come into play. Has noone here ever seen a revolver shackle? This is not a new idea, just a slightly different way to get there.

C.W.
04-15-2008, 11:27 PM
Is the bracket for the shackle one from the front of the leaf off a donor truck?

FU Toolbag
04-15-2008, 11:33 PM
yes. One problem, measure your spring distance from the fram on your truck and make sure the one you get is the same. There are a couple sizes, but not as many as chev has.

And the easiest way to pop the rivets, if your going to pnp in westbank, bring a sawsall and a generator, cut out the section of frame, they'll never miss it.

C.W.
04-15-2008, 11:36 PM
Ok cool. Thanks.
Alittle off topic, i was looking at a F-250 today and it looks like i could bolt the front leaf brackets onto my frame for a fairly easy sas. Am i missing something or is it that easy?

FU Toolbag
04-17-2008, 07:22 AM
the rear hangers are that easy. The front ones are not. they actually go into the frame and are a pretty bad design.It would be easier to build a ner front crossmember that would hold the springs solid and then fab up a shackel setup for the rear.