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Old 12-31-2008
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Rear End Fixed

k i just figured id start a new thread. this is in response to the 'im so mad' thread. well, its fixed. heres some pics and, the day we finished it, we actually went to my friends work and "borrowed" this tool. its like this hydraulic pump thing. its basically a manual jaws of life. it has two teeth that open up with i think it was 1ton power or something. but that did the trick. we had to cut the frame actually, because all that stretched metal had nowhere to go. but, bent it back, and welded it back up. we had to shim the one side because is just wouldne go any further.heres all the pics, before and after.

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either your hangers been bent out of what or your shackle or bolts that hold it got bent but they are not straight looking at all.

did you even put the truck on a frame jig?
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yes, that was in the BEFORE pictures, its not like that in the AFTER pictures

although i will be getting new shackles shortly partly bc of i want lift shackles anyways and partly bc they are good enough for awhile but im not gunna wait around till they decide to snap.
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yuck. lol.


dude...replace your shackles...they look like they're falling apart very very soon.
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Id replace both hangers and shackles to be safe and get it on a frame jig
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I'm with Mark No sense risking it. Your frame looks nasty. Time for some clean up and paint.
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yea im going to, i just guna buy lift shackles bc i dont think it would be worth it to spend almost that much just for oem shackles when i could have lift ones for only a little more. ill just replace those damn blocks with the new shackles.
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RUST! EVIL!

She looks good, but please dont tow!
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yea im going to, i just guna buy lift shackles bc i dont think it would be worth it to spend almost that much just for oem shackles when i could have lift ones for only a little more. ill just replace those damn blocks with the new shackles.
You'll lose 1"...

your stock blocks = 2.5"

belltech 6400's = 1.5" of lift
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Ya, keep the blocks and get the shackles and then crank the t-bars.
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tbars are cranked, and i have 3" blocks in right now
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then you'll lose 1.5" then.
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tbars are cranked, and i have 3" blocks in right now
cheap autozone blocks that will crack and then mess up your rear end even more.
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^ thats exactally why im going to replace them
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put in stock 2" 2wd EDGE blocks....then do the belltech 6400 shackles...that'll net you 1/2" of lift from where you are right now. OR...try and find 08+ 4x4 blocks(1.5) AND the 6400 shackles and you'll be at the same height you are at right now. at least approximate.
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ok i really dont understant this ****.

right now i have ONLY 3" blocks, so what will the belltech 6400's do with this setup? equals 4.5" total right?

but if i put my STOCK blocks back in, in addition to the 3", that will be a total of 6.5" correct?
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lol double stacked blocks, that could get fun.

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Wow all that rust on an 01? My 87 looks brand new compared to that!
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ok i really dont understant this ****.

right now i have ONLY 3" blocks, so what will the belltech 6400's do with this setup? equals 4.5" total right?

but if i put my STOCK blocks back in, in addition to the 3", that will be a total of 6.5" correct?
lol all that lift in the rear and no lift in the front?

Can you say red neck?
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Wow all that rust on an 01? My 87 looks brand new compared to that!
It also doesnt snow down in florida nor do you guys get road salt genious
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woot!!!

stacked blocks baby!!!

do it, toss another 4" one on top of the 2" on that's gonna go on top of the 3" on, then some beltechs and you'll be like 9.5" in the back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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woot!!!

stacked blocks baby!!!

do it, toss another 4" one on top of the 2" on that's gonna go on top of the 3" on, then some beltechs and you'll be like 9.5" in the back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im going to autozone right now to go buy 2 sets of 3 inch blocks and some belltech shackles, good idea..
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ok i really dont understant this ****.

right now i have ONLY 3" blocks, so what will the belltech 6400's do with this setup? equals 4.5" total right?

but if i put my STOCK blocks back in, in addition to the 3", that will be a total of 6.5" correct?
First off, quit smoking that ****!

Second, put your stock blocks in and put the shackles on, it's that simple, throw the 3" blocks away or do whatevathe**** you want to do with them.

Then you'll be where you are now, without the Autozone death trap blocks.
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I never noticed the bedliner at the bottom of the tailgate... I like
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OP....spray the bed between the tailgate and thebumper...mask the bed floor and spray on the black paint...i'd prime it first of course. it'd look alot better from behind.
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