Re: Homemade shackles
If I remember correctly, mine are 2" wide, 3/8" thick mild steel with 1/2" holes. I drilled three holes. Two for the attaching bolts and one for a center stabilizing bar. The stabilizer bar is a piece of round steel tube that is placed in between the two shackle halves. A bolt goes through the shackle halves and the tube. You have the bolt tight for the street, which helps keep the shackles from shifting around and causing bad handling. You lossen or remove the bolt for the trail to provide the most flex.
'77 CJ5 Fozzy Locker
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