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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Re: Front Shims causing problems
Well, you may be able to have some, or make some, from some old leaf spring leafs. I made the 2" rear blocks on my 77 from old leaf springs. They were cut down to block lenght and then welded around the gaps. The I just put in a longer pin to hold em on with the spring pack. You could just get by with a steel block that is shimed and drilled to allow you to pin it to the front pack though. I just happened to have the leafs handy at the time. In any event, I would try to aviod welding the shims to the axle housing. You may want to do something different later on down the road and then it will be a pain to get em off. About the only other solution is to have the spring perchs cut and moved so that the axle is rotated to the correct spot, but again, it's more of a pain should you change your mind later on.