<font color=blue>I thought about it, like I said, I haven't gotten my truck yet, but I have all the parts from my previous Chevy 4x4 project (my brother totaled it, hydroplaned on highway). The truck was totaled, but I pulled as many of my parts off of it that I could. It was a 1976 Scottsdale. 305. Auto. NP203. 12 Bolt rear and Dana 44 front. Bone stock on 31's. I have a Dana 60 front and rear I had planned for it, I am building a 454, I am gonna have the SM465 re-built, and get Foothills 4 wheel drive to check out my NP205. I decided to go with Off Road Designs Shackle Reversal in the rear, with stock leafs, for 4 inches, and 3 inch leafs with a 2 inch shackle up front for 4 inches. This should give me room for 36 inch Boggers. I don't need to worry about gears though, I went to Driveline Specialties and we took both Dana 60's apart (me and my friend) and had them cleaned, i sent them off and got new bearings, seals, and 4.88's put in them. Then they were powdercoated black. Since I got around 9K for the wreck, minus all the purchases I have made/making, I am down to about 6500.00
I found a 77 for 2500 on 33's but I am torn between it and 87 Silverado that is super nice for 4000.00 The only setbacks with the 87 is that sinking her in a mud hole would hurt me...
But I will probably go get the 87 this Wednesday simply because I am truckless and bored. I also heard you gys talking about BDS springs? Are these leaf springs for the front AND rear of your truck? Where can I find out more info about them? I went to www.ColoradoK5.com
and that is where I read into the shackle reversal a little bit more. Great idea. Do you think they could be welded on for more strength? Well, sorry for the life story but I need a strong opinion before I go spend my money on something I shouldn't need/use/or want. see ya</font color=blue>
<font color=red>--Bowtie</font color=red>