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replacing Leaf Spring Shackle ?

anybody have any experience w/ this? read a little about it thru a google search, sounds pretty involved.
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Pretty simple. You can use a sawzall or cut off wheel, I like the torch since we get a lot of rust up here.
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Pretty simple. You can use a sawzall or cut off wheel, I like the torch since we get a lot of rust up here.
cut off the wheel?
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not too bad, just use a angle grinder to grind off old rivets, put on new shackle bracket, then pry up the leaf springs and bolt in place
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No...dont' cut off the wheel. Using a cut off wheel.
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cut off the wheel?
haha no he means for a grinder...
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No...dont' cut off the wheel. Using a cut off wheel.


This made me LOL for real
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No...dont' cut off the wheel. Using a cut off wheel.
i didn't think the actual wheel, anyways once you cut it off how do you tighten the top bolt? there is no way to get in there
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i didn't think the actual wheel, anyways once you cut it off how do you tighten the top bolt? there is no way to get in there
on the current setup the bolt has a stop nut so try and save them. You just get it started then it locks itself into place.
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This made me LOL for real
haha me too!
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I tried to sig that but......Your signature contains too many lines and must be shortened. You may only have up to 4 line(s). Long text may have been implicitly wrapped, causing it to be counted as multiple lines. WTF....
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