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post #1 of 2 Old 08-04-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to accurately place leaf spring shackle mounts?

At the risk of sounding like an idiot...

I am relocating my RE SOA springs for a rear stretch(about 8"). I welded a piece of 2x4x1/4" to the rear and welded Ruffstuff way back shackle hangers. I moved the forward leaf mount back on the frame and did get the 50* shackle angle i was wanting.

The part I dont like is that i have about a 3/4" spread on my leaf springs. Measuring the width at the front of the springs is about 44" and at the rear near the shackles is 44 3/4".

What is the best way to get them 100% straight?

And for the pirate members, yes i realize it is wednesday and I am a day late for stupid questions.

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-04-2010, 02:54 PM
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That's only 3/8 per side that needs to be adjusted.

They need to be as straight as possible. I would do the fixed eyes first, straighten your leafs and then weld on the back. It sounds like you did it backwards.

It's WAY easier to move the rear hangers to where they need to be.

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