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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 11:24 PM
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New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

Ok, i was talking to someone about the axle swap, and they brought up the fact that some front leef spring mounts are just bolted on. Would taking some of these off a truck, and putting them on my truck work. if so would i need anything else?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-12-2001, 11:30 PM
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Re: New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

Check with the Jeeper's. I have seen bolt on mounts for those. They need to be 2.5 inches though to work with Chevy.

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Re: New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

What I have seen and if I wasn't going to make my own hangers I would go this route as well is go to a junk yard and get a set of the rear set of rear hangers with the shackles off a chevy truck and use them as the rear front hangers in the front. If you bolt them to the inside of the frame they end up being in the perfect spot. You just have to figure something out for the front which would be simple since theres no shackle.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2001, 09:58 AM
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Re: New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

Just a shot in the dark, but would it be possible to run the rear hangers and shackles in the back, and just the hangers in the front? I looked at it a while back, and it looked like it would work.

Whatever you do, position your hanger so that the shackle points down to the leaf spring. I.E. -- The total opposite of the stock setup of the rear hangers on the rear axle. That way if you want to go higher, all you have to do is get longer shackles.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 01:54 PM
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Re: New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

when i did my sfa conversion i looked into makin my own hangers .but i found that for 750$ you can ORU kit that is the spring hanger's shock mounts bump stops u bolt plates and shackles , all bolt in with all nessecary hardware . i took this simply beacuase by the time i engineered and built all these things it was not worth it for me just my 2 cents

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 09:06 PM
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Re: New Idea for axle swap, would it work?

Actually putting the stock rear hangers on the inside of the frame at the rear of the front leaf springs is about a perfect idea. I had been designing a solid axle swap for my truck and this was the best option.

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