Need new shackle mounts for the rear of the frame

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 74fj40, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. 74fj40

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    well i have been in formed the my shackle angle is off by alot. so this is what i will do

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    we will also be replacing the bumper with a rectangle peice of metal. it will be the same as the original bumper but it will have 4 sides as apossed to 3. in order to make this new rear bumper fit we will need to cut rectangular holes on the back side. like this


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    i am also wondering where to get new shackle mounts?
     
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    your shackle angle looks

    totaly backwards.. :confused:
    those things should be poiting the other way. OUT
    it looks like you have the suspension at full droop....

    oh yeah...have you tried toyota?

    why do you need a hanger?
     
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    i figure if im gonna cut the hanger of and move it foward 3in the i might as well replace them well im at it
     
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    Install a longer spring....
     
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    whats up with those springs?
    who sold you those max?
     
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    se i dont wana do that, it will cost me MONEY!! I am only fourteen, and not old enough to get a real job soooo
     
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    or maybe ....... my rear springs are backwards...
     
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    homie- step away from the cutting tools.
    Buy some new lift rear FJ40 springs , or find someone to give you their old lift rear FJ40 springs. Your problem isnt in any way the position of the shackle hanger- its the length of your springs. The ones on there look like they rearched stock springs, or they arent even Fj40 springs at all.

    I have a set of rear Rancho 2.5" lift springs you can have if you want them.

    -Dusitn
     
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    my springs are backwards, thats for sure. but see i would love to buy new rear springs, but i just cant afford that right now...

    EDIT: I meant to say they arent backwards
     
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    they came with the car
     
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    the fronts are the same way
     
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    i know what the prolem is, the springs i have, have a spring helper/extra leaf. if i took that off then the spring would become longer? am i wrong?
     
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    it'll flaten out a bit

    but how much is the ?
    is this a helper spring you put in?
    and where did you get it?

    sorry you answered my question. :eek:

    you will invert those babies if you dont change them
    even on the street
     
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    too bad you are in CO, I have like 3 sets of stock springs I am loading up to take to the junk yard tomorrow,,,,
     
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    spring won't get any longer.. It can't grow.
    ;)

    Is the weight of the cruiser on those springs (I doubt it)

    Put the weight of the cruiser on it's axles. then take another pic..
     
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    Even if you reversed the springs your still going to have the same total length. Which would accomplish nothing. Your going to have to bite the bullet and buy some new springs or purchase some used one's from previous posts.
     
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    I also have used shackle mounts if you decide to go that route


    is it possible the PO not only put the springs on backwards,, but reversed front springs to back?

    dont go cutting the frame unless you add at least 10 years to your age,, really 20 would be better,,,,, change something else before cutting a perfectly good frame,, hell Ill give you a few mounts, leave those there and mount the ones from me infront of it if you find the springs are in the right places turned the right way,,,
     
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    so heres my plan. all i have is a rollin chassis. theres no engine, no tranny drive shafsts or any of that. so i will wait until its runnin to worry about the shackle angle...
     
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    It's a Cruiser - not a car...

    ;)
     
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