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Out of curiosity with a shim to turn the axle... 🤔 It’s short of the upper mount but it can be rotated forward past the stud...
Yeah I had that same issue when I installed 4" shackle flip and zero-things. I solved the issue by cutting the tabs off the tube and rotating them (both left & right) up on the tube and then re-welded them. After I got it done I then realized that I had also moved things up high enough so that rocks wouldn't hit the tabs or bolt. Glad I did.
 

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Out of curiosity with a shim to turn the axle... 🤔 It’s short of the upper mount but it can be rotated forward past the stud...
So what I was actually getting at was that with the shim the shocks will fit without any issues. No cutting and welding to get clearance for the body. It was short because it was an OEM shock. New shocks have no issues... 🙄
 

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So what I was actually getting at was that with the shim the shocks will fit without any issues. No cutting and welding to get clearance for the body. It was short because it was an OEM shock. New shocks have no issues... 🙄
Well duh, stupid me. Say, where did you wind up getting those shims?
 

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Hot and humid today but I got some stuff done. Shims and pads came in so I wanted to assemble the leafs. Sprayed dry graphite coating on both surfaces where they meet . I got them both together with new hardware. I need some tubing for the top bolts but that's easy at this point. I got them in and and started test fitting shocks and just moving around exhaust pipes. I have a plan for it... just waiting on parts. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🥓🥓🥃🥃
 

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Updates: U-bolts are torqued, I’m not taking credit for this... Someone before me buggered this cover up! New cover and Lubelocker gasket installed. And another of those ‘because you’re already half way there’ projects. Replaced the u-joints in the rear drive shaft, the one at the differential was stiff when I dropped the shaft. I’m sure they were original, now they can be greased, something else off the list! Replaced the output seal since it’s had a drip while sitting and painted where I couldn’t get to with the shaft installed.
 

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Ever since I cut the wheel openings and added the the aluminum angle I’ve felt they needed more finish work. Working on the back of this thing lately the fear of empaling myself on one of those corners has constantly been in the back of my mind. Finally decided to just do something, they can be replaced if I don’t like them! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🥓🥓🥃🥃
 

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