Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - leaf spring shackles on a front straight axle
View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2011, 10:11 PM
hotrod389 hotrod389 is offline
machinist & fabricator
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: commiefornia
Posts: 662
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 27
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
leaf spring shackles on a front straight axle

ok people im tryin to figgure out how to install dual leaf springs to the frame on a straight axle front end.

do the shackles go infront of the leaf spring or behind?
and why do they go that way?

ive looked at cars at shows and in my yard,
most of the gassers ive seen have the shackles in the front of the leaf.
i have a 56 chevy truck and the shackles are in the front of the leaf spring as well.
i look at solid axle 4x4's and the shackle is in the rear of the leaf spring.

can anyone elaborate?
Reply With Quote