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07-26-2003, 04:13 PM
i recently did the SOA with great success and was wondering now that i'm in the market for tons i want to ditch the blocks in the rear. i have a 4" skyjacker lift system. we had to take out the #4 leaf b/c of too much front lift but i still kept my blocks in the rear. what size lift spring will i need? my rear spings have been rearched so i think that'll only give me an inch of differnce over stock springs. you think 6" will be the ticket? will and andrew, know about this problem. how 'bout it fellers?
07-27-2003, 01:57 AM
Pick a spring that you like and locate spring hanger to get you ride hieght. Other wise you can spend a small fortune finding the "right" spring
07-27-2003, 04:31 AM
Chad, the problem is that Nick's '75 is running the post mount on the rear springs instead of the boxes like on your '83 and my '78 and relocating them I've heard is a royal pain, however his shackle flip was easy. Pick the back of the truck up and wrench the shackle so it's pointing down.
Nick, just make a simple spreadsheet of spring lenth and length from mount to mount. Start with that Waggy you and Andrew were working on and then do some measuring with yours and I'm sure we'll be able to find a spring that'll fit, and having that info somewhere will make a lot of people's lives a lot easier in the future.
07-27-2003, 04:42 AM
I did a shackle flip on my post mount. So Ihave a shacklwe fllipa nd a 2" block in back, making the rear sit about 1.5" higher then the front.
Only thing about it is the shackle facing a tiny bit forward. I have yet to have any problems with it, but it will be getting changed soon i hope.
RDHawg went and used 76 and later springsin back, with a custom shackle. His shackle angle is correct, and I think it moved his rear axle back a tiny bit.
07-27-2003, 12:51 PM
i did the shackle flip on my 75 frame and then lined up shackle properly .
grinded off the rivets and then punched them out,
then drove a cold chisel on each side and the
whole unit came off .
relocate shackle unit till both eyes line up on shackle holder and shackle drill the 4 holes for the rivets and the centre bolt .
remove backing plate and relocate as well and weld all back together.
since this worked for me i then went ahead and installed my super lift springs (4INCH) which came from the front of my donor 86 wag removed two leaves and all worked great
07-27-2003, 01:11 PM
My bad I thought he had the newer modle. It still wouldn't be that bad to fab new mounts to fit just a lttle more cutting and welding. Oh you might want measure too.!!!!! LOL Let my know if you need any help figuing it out if you go that way I would love to help!!!!
07-29-2003, 07:16 PM
Yeah just cut the posts off and make new mounts. A torch is very helpful getting the mounts off as the post is welded to the frame besides the rivets.
Here are a couple pics of my new custom mounts on my old rusted frame.
07-29-2003, 10:07 PM
how bout doing an under frame spring? im gonna be doing this on my '65 and buggy springin it. but inboarding the springs shouldnt be hard though. and mounting them on the bottom of the frame should get you some good lift.
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