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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:02 AM   #196
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yeah I was looking at them one day and I went with stupid blocks instead.. so now I have a bastard pack ready to swap in... but I wanted to try the shackles they look pretty nice.

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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #197
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Yea, the shackles are pretty beefy. Just make sure you get the ones for a 88-98 full size Chevy. There is another type Autozone carries for certain Fords and they are too wide.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #198
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thanks for the info~! ill have to grab me a pair it looks like but im hoping I get about 3" from the s10 leaves. if so I will only run a 1" or .75" shackle.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #199
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Decided to ditch the hoodmount lights and mount them on the bumper via eye bolts. I wanna do smaller diameter A Pillar lights later on though.

Eye bolts are a good way to get fatter lights to fit on the stock bumper. I still need to trim the extra light mounting stud but heres a couple pics.

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Unread 03-18-2013, 03:59 PM   #200
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Now fab some a pillar mounts and get some 3.5" warns like me! Lol
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Unread 03-18-2013, 04:06 PM   #201
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Now fab some a pillar mounts and get some 3.5" warns like me! Lol
You're kind of my inspiration there haha. Liked the look of the small lights up there and I could definately used something to light up the sides a bit better.

You fab your brackets or get Detours?
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Unread 03-18-2013, 05:13 PM   #202
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You're kind of my inspiration there haha. Liked the look of the small lights up there and I could definately used something to light up the sides a bit better.

You fab your brackets or get Detours?
Haha. I love mine there, i fabbed mine.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 05:46 PM   #203
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Haha. I love mine there, i fabbed mine.
Got any close-up pics/advice? Im mainly just trying to figure out the best way to keep the mounting point level during welding.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #204
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I held it up there, tacked it then adjusted where i wanted then threw a bead on it.
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Thanks! Howd you put the bend in the part that sits flat on the a pillar?
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Unread 03-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #206
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Thanks! Howd you put the bend in the part that sits flat on the a pillar?
I just cut a slit in the flat steel and welded it back up. That way the bend is sharp not rolled as if i were to bend it.
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Unread 03-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #208
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really easy to fab just take your time and make sure measurements match on both sides.
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really easy to fab just take your time and make sure measurements match on both sides.
Yea, didnt look too tough. I need to come up with a switch panel if I keep adding stuff. Like to add aux fan overide, backup aux lights, and the a pillar lights. Thats 4 switches there. Where do people get these fancy switches that are labeled and have symbols? Lol
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Unread 03-18-2013, 07:24 PM   #210
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Yea, didnt look too tough. I need to come up with a switch panel if I keep adding stuff. Like to add aux fan overide, backup aux lights, and the a pillar lights. Thats 4 switches there. Where do people get these fancy switches that are labeled and have symbols? Lol
Ive seen some online at 4wd places. Im gonna build one where the cig lighters are one day. I want two rows of four toggles. Same spot as now but diff switches. Those switches will be moved down by the shifter with two rows of two.
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