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$22 rear stretch
« on: December 27, 2011, 04:23:33 PM »
Cut 2 pieces of 1/2" x 5" plate. $15.00  Drill and tap to match the top spring plate. Weld the plate to existing spring perches. Bolt in place with new grade 8 bolts. $ 7.00




And WALLA no more rear shackles in the dirt. Ended up 107.5" WB



Drive shaft and brake lines not included.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2011, 07:47:59 AM by Charlie & Dana Howell »
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 05:16:26 PM »
very nice!

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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 09:05:54 PM »
Charlie, turned out well.  Are you going to put nuts on the bolts to protect the threads?  Now, if we can do mine for $22.00!!!!!

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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 11:56:23 PM »
Sweet...... good job.
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 07:50:43 AM »
Charlie, turned out well.  Are you going to put nuts on the bolts to protect the threads?  Now, if we can do mine for $22.00!!!!!

Thanks guys. Yes I plan to nut the bottom side.  ;)

And we can stretch yours cheap. It just won't last very long. :o
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 08:33:07 AM »
Nice write up Charlie...nice welds too!  Look forward to seeing how it works for you.  Hard to beat $22!
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 06:09:15 PM »
Looks good Charlie. Did you get a chance to get it on the ramp yet?  If so, how did it do?
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 06:33:00 PM »
Well enough that I need  to remove more sheet metal to keep going.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 07:10:07 PM »
good to hear start cutting

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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 07:14:56 PM »
 Charlie, don't you have a hair trigger on your sawzall?
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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 07:39:34 AM »
Yes I do  ;D  Sheet metal is over rated.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 04:54:53 PM »
looks awesome ..

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Re: $22 rear stretch
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 08:58:43 PM »
Duffy lives!!!   :o
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« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2012, 09:12:18 PM »
Duffy who?