Practical sas

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  1. Red97

    Red97 OBS Enthusiast

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    http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=175122

    here is a link to my Practical solid axle swap.

    let me know if it works.
     
  2. Red97

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    Here are the pics you have been waiting for. lol

    the girlfried and i started at 2:30 pm. (my friends bailed on me) truck on the hoist
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    this is what bad torsion bars look like. i didnt even use anything to compress them. i just took the bolt out and you couldnt even see the key in the window.
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    dropped the whole front end down at once.
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    FOR SALE!

    the rear shackle pocket tacked to the frame. I still need to finish the welds
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    what do you think of the shackle angle? it has the weight of the truck on it.
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    here is the final product let me know what you think. tires 33-12.5-16.5
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    here is a funny pic
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    my forklift ran out of propane and i had to pull it in with the pos ford. it smoked the shop out fo a half hour.

    finished setting axle under at 3:00am
     
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    I will post some more pictures later. I moved the axle 1" back. My shackle angle was really bad so i am modifying it to make it better. I have to reposition the rear shackle hangers that will probably get done tomorrow
     
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    ok well i have finised it, 4:56 motives grand total $2435.78
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    rear shackle flip
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    testing it out
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    Nice
     

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