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funfilled Saturday replacing ranger_1999s shackles!!!

Dustin met me up here in Mount Airy Saturday morning so we could replace his rear shackles. He got up here about 8:00 and we got breaksfast and went to the shop we were going to do this at. We got started about 10ish-10:30. We we started by seein if we could do it without removing bed, but realized it would be ALOT easier if we did remove it! At we got the leafs unbolted from the shackles and seen that there was alot of tension on the leafs. we tried jacking the frame up like the How To says but could not get it high enough to seperate the leafs from the shackles. Finally, my buddy who owns the shop said "Guys I have a 2-ton lift that rolls over the truck, you can just hook it to the frame and lift the whole *** end of the truck up. So we did that and it made things much easier, not to mention safer. We got all the bolts out of the leafs to where we were left with the hanger and then i went to twon with the grinder getting rid of rivets. put the new ones on and put it all back together! I think we did a great job considering it was our first time doing this. Afterwards, we treaded ourselves to a nice huge burger from chilies!





















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Goos pics man, 6 hours cut down into a few pics...lol
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Looks like fun.

What was wrong with the old shackle hangers?
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they were rusting, it was more of a preventitive measure
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LOL you guys dont know rusting hangers and shackles in the south man. till you have them pop threw and hit the bed lol...

those hangers your cutting off arnt even the rusted hell i would still consider them new. mine where flaking off rust. and my splash both of them broke threw the hangers lol
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lol Stone! yeah they weren't too bad, just mostly some surface rust and some pitting. Dustin wanted to do it as a preventative measure. Wish we had had some sandpaper and paint, then we could done painted his frame from the cab back
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ya i did mine before they broke but he is like REALLY preventative LOL mine atleast looked like they where gonna brake lol
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I gotta agree, those were "like new" condition up here!
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