Either move the shackle back. Or move front hanger forward. Maybe just tack it for now and wait until you get more weight on everything. I’m going to be doing the same to finalize my leaf springs.
I was actually just kidding cause I read it in your post, but I'm sure you knew that.For some reason, the Minister of Finance at my house doesn't see the value that could be added by trailing arms, coilovers, and bypasses. We're still in negotiations, but it's not looking good.
I agree. I'm trying to get everything done for KoH in February and I shouldn't be jimmy jacking around with the rear suspension... The hard part is everything is all stripped down right now and ready to go and going 60 mph through the whoops sounds like it would be a pretty good time. It doesn't help that every friend who comes over to drink beer and stare at it has to go and talk about links. Then just when I was talking myself back into leaf springs, I get that stupid ruffstuff email on my phone. ugh.I was actually just kidding cause I read it in your post, but I'm sure you knew that.
Honest comment would be, don't do it, because you already have a plan in action. Moving the spring mounts will work exactly as needed.
Now you can always pickup a link kit for phase 2:flipoff2:
Motobilt has some awfully nice and beefy spring hangers for a very reasonable price. Those are the hangers I used front and rear.For some reason, the Minister of Finance at my house doesn't see the value that could be added by trailing arms, coilovers, and bypasses. We're still in negotiations, but it's not looking good.
yeah, she loves it when I incur debt and interest payments on my rusty pile of depreciating assets in the driveway. :laughing:But RuffStuff offers financing now. Surely the Minister of Finance will appreciate your fiscal responsibility :flipoff2:
I'd drill those hangers out in a heartbeat rather then try to burn out and install new leaf spring bushings. What shape are the bushings in?yeah, she loves it when I incur debt and interest payments on my rusty pile of depreciating assets in the driveway. :laughing:
Motobilt kit should get here Tuesday. Hoping to get it tacked up next week and see what happens.
Question for all you leaf spring smart people: the bolt size for my beater 63" chevy springs is bigger than the bolt size for my stock hanger up front(and most likely my fancy new motobilt hangers out back). What does everyone do for this? Drill out the hangers or struggle with pressing out the bushings and find some that are a smaller size?
Oh man. I'm going to try and limit the number of lakebed repairs necessary this year. It really cut into happy hour.I’d say run it. Unless they’re super rotted and it’s allowing the bushing sleeve to move around too much. You can always grab a set and replace them
on the lake bed if needed.