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Here's some photos of my rear Chevy spring conversion.
We did the usual: 63" half ton Chevy springs, relocated spring perch 11" forward, u-bolt flip and lower shock mounts on axle tube. The back of the Chevies are mounted to custom 8.25" (eye to eye) shackles and mounted to a set of buggy leafs.

Fabrication & welding by:
4x4Beast Fabrication

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before the Chevies
before Chevies
frame prepped for new spring hangar
prepped for welding
hanger welded in place
hanger welded
forklift test displaying spring compression
forklift test
 
forklift test displaying rear articulation
forklift test
forklift test displaying rear articulation
forklift test
forklift test displaying rear articulation
forklift test
The Chevy spring swap produced a much softer suspension. These pics show 25" of air between the ground & bottom of my tire
 

Photo Description:
1. My setup before the swap.
2. The frame grinded clean for welding of the new spring hangar (stock hangar in left of photo).
3. Hanger welded in place. These came with a alignment tab that John grinded just enough to use the tab but also to enable chiseling off after tacking in place.
4-7. Forklift test. Truck is lifted to the point where the front wheel is just coming off of the ground. I still have the stock axle which is 3" shorter than the newer ones so my tire is hitting the frame. Because of this my compression is limited and the front wheel lifts sooner.

 

 

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