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Old 01-31-2020, 05:36 PM
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It was pretty funny.

I only suggested all that cause you don't really know what the PO had done. When I put the 89 together from the old 82 stuff I found out that my front axle was slightly off due to a spring center pin being off. And I was the one that did it lol.
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:19 AM
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Is: If you haven't done the other side yet you could get a bar and drill it to match the factory front shackle pivot hole and rear spring mount hole of the side you've done. Then use the bar and the other front bracket to locate the rear.

Was: If you haven't done the other side yet you could get a bar and drill it to match the front spring hole and rear shackle pivot hole of the side you've done. Then use it and the other front bracket to locate the rear.

I did something similar on mine to get the holes through the frame rails for the shackle pivots on my reversal.
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Old 02-01-2020, 09:06 AM
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Morning. rws31 thanks for the suggestions. As always I'm open to all advise!
SJTD I have not started the drivers yet. I've cut out the old just need to clean up the area and get to it.

SJTD do you think you could explain your idea a different way. Cant wrap my head around it. Maybe if I drink some coffee it will come to me. I'm thinking if I follow the same steps it should workout the same. Mating the leafspring Knob to the female on the axle. Lifting them both up into position.

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Old 02-01-2020, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wiley-moeracing
Sorry, that's wrong, you need to use a weighted string and drop straight down from original spring mount hole and locate the new spring mount hole in that location, then measure to the front spring mount on both sides so they are the same and then across to each side to make sure there are square.




Yup. What he said. I'm going through this right now and although he's right, it's not easy to get good measurements sometimes. I have to go through all this, this morning.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:53 AM
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Ah man.... Bummer. If I get the other within 1/2inch would it work?
Going to be tough cutting it out and redoing.

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Old 02-01-2020, 02:05 PM
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My understanding is that the front shackle mounts are still in place on yours.

My assumption is that the factory installation of the fronts is accurate.

So you make a bar that picks up the front and rear holes on the side you've done then use it to locate the mount you have yet to install. I hope that makes sense.

I think you want to be way closer than 1/2" side to side. If you mean can they both be 1/2" of I'd think you'd be ok. I'd tack the other side where it needs to be then put the weight on the axle to see how the shackle angle looks to be sure before finish welding it.

Just realized I worded my post like you're doing a shackle reversal. I'll edit it but the idea is the same.
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Old 02-02-2020, 02:44 PM
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Ah. Ok that makes sense now. Yes no change to the front spring mount position.

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