Garage Projects

The Lone Ranger – 60/14 Bolt swap – Rear Shackle Mount Finial Location

It took me long enough to get around to this point, but I finally got the rear shackle mount where I wanted it (I think).

I started out using the spare tire carrier holes as a base line for locating the rear mounts. It turns out that they’re spaced perfectly in relation to my front mounts to get me the correct shackle angle.

First trial location (Looking at the passenger side):
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While this placement got my horizontal location correct, my vertical placement was off a little bit. So I dropped the mounts down 1” (Where the “X” is):
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I tacked the mounts onto the frame and puts some weight on the rear of the truck to check to see how level the truck is sitting and my shackle angle as well (3/4 tank of gas and a tool box for weight):
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