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slacker
06-14-2008, 06:29 PM
I have been wanting to lift up the back end for a while .. so today I built some rear shackles .. nothing to drastic , just something to level out the truck .

also wanted them to be greasable .. so here what I got ....

started drilling the bolts ..

vertical
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0759.jpg

and horizontal
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0760.jpg

then taped
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0761.jpg

and added the grease nipple
http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0762.jpg

made some sleeves , and main brackets .. and got ready to install ..

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0763.jpg

started by removing the old shackles and bushings

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0764.jpg

installed the shackles and measured for the center support ..

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0765.jpg

got them all welded up , and zinc'd

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0766.jpg

installed

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0767.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0769.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2/bj_bumperboy/HPIM0768.jpg

brought it up about an 1 1/2" .. just where I wanted it ..


:)

dirka dave
06-14-2008, 09:39 PM
Looks good....

TWOZEROFOUR
06-14-2008, 10:06 PM
right arm, [cheers]

Zibi
06-14-2008, 11:09 PM
looks great man

gavman
06-15-2008, 09:06 AM
Nice work...

lizard
06-15-2008, 09:48 AM
xcellant idea on the grease nipples , those things sure can seize up after a few years

slacker
06-15-2008, 05:05 PM
thanks guys ..


2 days now .. and I have noticed a very noticable differance .. even just driving around , suspension seems to be working really well .. I have done replacements before , but i'm really happy with this mod .



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