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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Yes it is a 40 axel. I haven't had the trunnions apart on this axel ill have a look at that first.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    The castle nut was down to far and the cotter pin hole was clear above the nut. So I put it in there to take some space out.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    I'm thinking just cut and weld new perches and achieve a few more degrees on the caster angle.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Ok guys so i was finally able to get everything mocked up and to a alignment shop and here are the measurements Left front -1.7⁰ camber +1.2⁰ caster 0.12⁰ toe Right front +0.2⁰ camber +2.2⁰ caster 0.09⁰ toe Front 21⁰ total toe 0.02⁰ steer ahead Left rear -0.9⁰ camber -0.15⁰ toe Right...
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Wow I think that was a little more than 2 cents But very through I appreciate it. It not so much scaring me off I just want a done RIGHT finished product. Looks like I have my work cut out for me... I like the shackle set up you have there. Do you know by chance the length on center is?
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Ok my take on that is get the springs and shackle hangers on and set. Then reposition the spring perches to add more positive caster. From what I remember the tcase flange was around 3⁰ up ill have to recheck it.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Yes it is 1⁰ positive castor and 8⁰ upwards on the pinion flange. Tranny is a sm420
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    I come up with 89 degrees on the flat of the knuckle arm. And 98 on the pinion.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    I dont know if its gonna be achievable with out a CT I have the RS shackle hangers to do yet but it doesn't look promising. What do you think?
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    So this is all tacked on. It is going to work with about and 1/8" of room between steering box.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Its gonna be pretty tight. I'll fill you in when I get to it.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Yes I'm all welded up on the mounting plate. And have the steering shaft completed. I'm think I'm gonna trim the plate and slide the hanger in and combined.
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Maybe you've encountered this Maybe you've encountered my next predicament. The hanger from RS is wider than the old style at the frame. With the saganaw conversion weld on plate hanging below the frame it will not allow the spring hanger to center on the frame. Should I trim the hanger to fix...
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Yes it does! Thanks for the help! I'm in the middle of a v8 swap might be looking for your expertise again in the near future...
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    Spring over. shackle conversion. Help!

    Ok. All I know is when I bought the axle he said it was c&t. I know he was running 55 rear springs. From the looks of the shock mounts welded on the axle the new hangers look to center it back up. Will see.
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