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Thank you. I know we want the trac bar and draglink parallel to each other. Mine are not, but I hope it's close enough. I'll get that double steering stabilizer kit also.
 

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Ride height on level ground. I need to move the rear axle back about 3". That will give me about 159" wheelbase.
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I wanted to run the shock resivior on the backside, but the damn AC until is in the way, on the passenger side. I will brace the shit out of the hoops when we pull the engine... and run a cross bar from one hoop to the other.
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Discussion Starter #104 (Edited)
Sorry to beat you all up with pictures. I'm just bored. 😄
Bed removed again.
Moved the rear axle back. I/we cut the rivets and moved the sping hanger back 3".
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Also. Cut a hole in the frame and slid square tubing all the way through. It's for the rear shock mounts.
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Do you one tons have a cross member where the leaf spring hangers that you moved are? If so did you or do you plan to also move it?
 

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Sorry to beat you all up with pictures. I'm just bored. 😄
Bed removed again.
Moved the rear axle back. I/we cut the rivets and moved the sping hanger back 3".
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Also. Cut a hole in the frame and slid square tubing all the way through. It's for the rear shocks.
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I was sitting here looking at these pics confused. Then it dawned on me this was a 2wd. Different spring hangers. Why did you move the axle back?
 

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:homer: c20. Thanks. So it should go back between the spring hangers right? Collecting data.
I looked at our 3/4 ton Suburban and my K30 and they both have a crossmember there. Guess it's to strengthen the frame between the hangers.
 

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That's what I figured. I'm planning on putting 63" springs on my k10 and this is the only square body pickup thread going on right now. I also like the 3+3 so it's a cool project sorry for the derail.
 

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Discussion Starter #111 (Edited)
• Sooo.. when I ordered the shackle flip kit, ORD told me that the 4 Door c20's are built on a one ton frame. So they sent me the one ton shackle flip kit, and it fit.
• I had to move the axle back because my shackle angle was disgusting, and my rear axle was not in the center of the wheel well.
Before moving the axle back.
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Discussion Starter #112 (Edited)
Crossmember at the spring hanger, but it doesn't share rivets with the spring hanger. I probably won't move it, but I do want to remove, clean, paint, reinstall with bolts.
The spring hanger now has 7/16 grade 8 bolts.
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• Sooo.. when I ordered the shackle flip kit, ORD told me that the 4 Door c20's are built on a one ton frame. So they sent me the one ton shackle flip kit, and it fit.
• I had to move the axle back because my shackle angle was disgusting, and my rear axle was not in the center of the wheel well.
Before moving the axle back.
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It probably is a 1 ton frame. But being a 2wd the hangers are way shorter. Shackle flips do move the axle forward. Usually about an 1". I bet the short hanger is making it worse.

K20 frame I am putting a Willys wagon on. Notice the spring hanger. Swaping to this hanger will let you use a shorter lift spring to get the desired lift.
 

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This is out of a k20 '78ish it is like what is in my '75 k10 I'm putting 63" rear springs and keeping the axle in stock placement. So my plan is to move this forward unless it interferes with the drive line I don't think it will. It shares mounting with the shackle mounts.
 

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Discussion Starter #116 (Edited)
It never crossed my mind to question if the 4wd had different hangers... I guess I made it work.

I been thinking about moving the crossmember back also. After you asked about it...LOL.
I am cutting the rivets anyway, to clean and paint.
 

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6 years ago this project died because I was completely lost at how to mount the transfer case... I think I have it now.
I used those all thread studs so I can adjust the height as needed. I will cut the extra, or replace them.

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6 years ago this project died because I was completely lost at how to mount the transfer case... I think I have it now.
I used those all thread studs so I can adjust the height as needed. I will cut the extra, or replace them.

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Why not use a Ford divorced transfer case cross member, flipped?

It would be up in the frame.
 

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Discussion Starter #120 (Edited)
The 205 did not come with the crossmember, and I don't want to buy anything. 😆
The tubing and the bolts were free (I got it from the scrap bin at work). It's 1.5 tubing 3/16 wall.

I will have this in the frame as high as possible. Nearly touching the cab floor.
I am tempted to lift the cab 1/2" and have it sit on top the frame. The tubing is 1/2" too tick.
Or I could notch the frame and have it sit flush with the top of the frame. 🤔
 
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