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Axle flip problem

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Cilver Beast, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. 75Cheyenne

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    Never enough lol
    Easiest thing to do in my honest opinion and if I was in that situation, is check the thickness of the metal on the perch, if strong enough, weld a nut on the leaf side all around the nut onto the perch, once you know for fact it will clear that way its a threaded fixed nut and he could just remove one side the side facing the thirdmember with the right bolt. He has no welder so definitely needs to find a buddy that can weld come over with a welder or put it together then have it driven to a reputable shop even an exhaust shop and have them do it.
     
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    That’s what I thought initially. If you look closely the spring plate obscures the perch eye. However, if there’s room for a nut, I don’t think we’d be looking at this thread.

    OP could barely bend the perch if welding isn’t an option. The shock body and bushing may have enough float to not notice..
     
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    I think there's enough wiggle room to do a heat n beat on the shock mount. But most people that can't weld also don't have a torch outfit.
     
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    Could always run shockless :insane:
     
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    You sure you have the "U" shaped bracket that locates the axle
    Turned the right way? If it's not, that could be your problem.
     
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    For sure, if he didn't have this problem we wouldn't be here LOL, something has to be lined up wrong because belltech shouldnt be able to get away with selling a kit that presents that problem. And we only have one photo to go off of, and he is sure quiet.

    It is kind of hard to find photos of that specific area when guys did belltech drops and there are so many different prices variations of that drop kit it'll be hard to get an answer.

    He more than likely resulted in the heat it and beat it method. I hope not. If I had no welder I wouldve ground the leaf plate and nut down some then weld that nut on the perch and be done with that issue so it never appeared again.
     
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    Hopefully this guy has a few little tips that can help you out.
     
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    I think the S10 pickups had the shock stud mounted on the plate... Same idea, but no welding.
     
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    Hopefully the talk of actually Flipping the Axle does not cause someone to try flipping UPSIDE DOWN. You will trash
    your diff.
    I am using a flipped "Bottom to Top of Spring" configuration. I needed a die grinder and "Shock mount extensions"
    as stock shocks will not work!! Be sure to check shock travel if they bottom out you will also trash the shocks!!
     

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