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Old 01-10-2011, 05:01 PM
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It didn't need any shimming. The biggest problem is with the p-brake cable that mounts to the left forward spring hanger. After relocationg the hanger, there's no place to bolt it up.

Yes, it has a blown 5.0 although it didn't when these pictures were taken.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:14 PM
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Thanks guys.

Think i'm gonna do a HOW TO when i tear into this
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:25 PM
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It didn't need any shimming. The biggest problem is with the p-brake cable that mounts to the left forward spring hanger. After relocationg the hanger, there's no place to bolt it up.

Yes, it has a blown 5.0 although it didn't when these pictures were taken.
I made a new bracket out of some angle Iron to relocate it.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:26 PM
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Thanks guys.

Think i'm gonna do a HOW TO when i tear into this
That would be sweet dude!
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:15 PM
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Like this one
mmm yes just need alil bit bigger tires for me and itd be perfect. Are you a member of any forum or anything for those. Im trying to get one here coming this year and redo the whole thing.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:56 PM
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I am on Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Powerstroke Nation
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And a couple more i hit
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:16 PM
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Well i tore into to it tonight.

Bed off
springs out
0ne hanger halfway off
Then i realized.........................







The 4 front hanger bolts hold the 2 piece frame together
I dont have enough bolts to remount the hanger AND rebolt the frame back together
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:58 PM
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Ok. now i am attempting to put the springs in but now another problem. the front hanger bolt is about 13/16 but the chevy has approx 9/16 holes in the bushings.
I just ran to lowes for more hardware. Wish i knew that the spring eyes was smaller i would have gotten a drill but to open it up or something
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:09 AM
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oh the little joys of working on vehicles.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:21 AM
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Have to plow the driveway w the 4 wheeler so i can get my GFs car out to run and get a drill bit. Sucks when my fully functioning plow truck sits in the garage in 3 pieces
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:46 AM
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Ok. My fix to having the chevy bushing being smaller than the original ranger one is.
Weld 2 grade 8 9/16" washers on the outside of the hanger.Weld a grade 8 9/16" washer and nut to the back side of the hanger. Then just thread a grade 8 9/16" bolt straight into the welded nut. This way the spring will be held tight in the hanger.

Dont worry.i will have lots of pics
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:37 AM
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I did my swap a few years ago and I don't remember any major bolt problems. I believe that I reused the Ranger hardware in the Chevy springs. Mine was 2003 though.
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