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Old 11-17-2005, 07:51 PM
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3 1/2" offset shackles

So i have a new dilemma with my 1956 Chevrolet 3100 truck. I have a Dana 80 for the rear, and a Dana 60 for the front, but i need to find someone that makes something to move my shackles from there original spot on the truck out 3 1/2inches to where the leafs sit on the Dana 80. So does anyone know where i can order some from, or somewhere that might possibly make some for me??? All comments and ideas would be grateful

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Old 11-17-2005, 10:57 PM
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If you find shackles for the rear of the spring, what are you going to do with the mount at the front of the spring? Why don't you get some new spring perches for the axle and keep the leaf springs where they are? You would have more room for tires that way too. Way cheaper and you won't have to stress your frame out by moving the loads outboard. Just a suggestion.
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If you find shackles for the rear of the spring, what are you going to do with the mount at the front of the spring? Why don't you get some new spring perches for the axle and keep the leaf springs where they are? You would have more room for tires that way too. Way cheaper and you won't have to stress your frame out by moving the loads outboard. Just a suggestion.
This is how I'd do it too, but I'd be careful to heat the tube with a torch around the unwelded circumference to about the same heat used to weld the spring perches on. Otherwise you can wrap the tubes up like a pretzel and have bearing problems down the road.
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shackle relocate?

I just sold my Dodge Dart today.... swapping in a 8 3/4 Mopar rear is a popular thing to do... or a Dana 60 if you don't mind the weight of it....
There are shakle relocation kits available for Mopars using rear ends out of different models..... don't know if you could adapt one of these to solve your problem or not..... bet you could...
check some Mopar websites and vendors and look for the kits.... maybe call one of the vendors and askem some questions..... this is being done quite frequently in Mopar cars so I feel pretty confident that you'll hit some paydirt on your quest.....MOSER makes custom Dana 60's... they might be a kit supplier.... I did not miss that you were looking for the Dana 80... just don't know where to steer you on that axle.... good luck!
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Read all about it, get your rear spring mounting seats here....
http://shop.store.yahoo.com/chucker54/leafsprinath.html
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