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Does anyone have the AP shackle hanger tube jig that they don't need anymore? I'll use it, and pass it on to the next SAS'er! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Also, what size tubing do you use for this setup??

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I was given a set of the All Pro jigs, did'nt like them. Just use 1 5/8 OD - .250 WALL DOM Tubing (Stock bushing will fit perfect), and use a 1 5/8 hole saw (cuts very easy). Put the hole in the center of the body mount or slightly forward, and about 1/2" or so from the bottom of the frame. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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I think I may end up doing the same. I'm suposed to be getting a set on loan, but probably won;t get them in time. Oh well
 

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Originally posted by GRABBER:
<STRONG>I was given a set of the All Pro jigs, did'nt like them. Just use 1 5/8 OD - .065 WALL DOM Tubing (Stock bushing will fit perfect), and use a 1 5/8 hole saw (cuts very easy). Put the hole in the center of the body mount or slightly forward, and about 1/2" or so from the bottom of the frame. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Well, I may just do that, but I'm concerned about getting the holes square to the front hanger??? How did you insure that??

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Originally posted by Brandon:
<STRONG>.065 seems thin! anyone sueing atleast .120?</STRONG>
Sorry, thanks for pointing that out. Thinking of something else when I wrote that. <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> Should be .250 wall. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Brandon:
<STRONG>.065 seems thin! anyone sueing atleast .120?</STRONG>
I agree with this, the tubes on mine are at least .250, Hell I think that exhast tubingis thicker then .065, I hope this is a typo!!!! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by dangerber:
<STRONG>Well, I may just do that, but I'm concerned about getting the holes square to the front hanger??? How did you insure that??

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If your frame is straight, just measure off of the body mounts the same on both sides, then scribe a line along the bottom of the frame, square with the front of the truck. Then pull a line up from there on the inside of the frame, this will be where the inside hole goes. I used the seem of the transmision as a reference point also, since it was square with the front, and re-measured many times to be sure. Even if you are off a little you can grind a little around the hole you made to position the tubes exactly, then fill in with weld. When the tubes are in (not welded), place the shackles in the tubes, and use a piece of conduit through both sides of the lower shackle holes to get them square. Then tack them up. Fairly easy when you get into it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Front shackle hanger2.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by GRABBER:
<STRONG>If your frame is straight, just measure off of the body mounts the same on both sides, then scribe a line along the bottom of the frame, square with the front of the truck. Then pull a line up from there on the inside of the frame, this will be where the inside hole goes. I used the seem of the transmision as a reference point also, since it was square with the front, and re-measured many times to be sure. Even if you are off a little you can grind a little around the hole you made to position the tubes exactly, then fill in with weld. When the tubes are in (not welded), place the shackles in the tubes, and use a piece of conduit through both sides of the lower shackle holes to get them square. Then tack them up. Fairly easy when you get into it. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/Front shackle hanger2.jpg"></STRONG>

OK, I'm with you! Actually sounds pretty sraightforward! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> Thanks for the info! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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