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Old 07-23-2011, 04:10 PM
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Reverse Eye Rear Spring

OK. I know I'm re-treading an old issue. I spent a bunch of time in the Archive looking at this topic and some time looking at the various company catalogs without success.

Someone gave me a fresh set of Reverse Eye rear Top Leafs. Both ends are rolled the same. Since I'm in the midst of rebuilding my rear suspension I wanted to use them. I knew that the front Hanger would require clearance but when I looked in the Archive, everybody was removing, swapping, rotating, inversing, transversing, transcending, transponding and relocating the Hanger with a steady diet of pinion-angle discussion to boot.

My question is can I just die-grind clearance on the front Hangers ? Has anyone done this ? I don't want to start removing rivets and fooling around with a lot of geometry issues.

This truck will never carry more than a few hundred pounds at best.

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Old 07-23-2011, 11:42 PM
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Good question, and I'll help bump this back up top for you for other opinions. I would think it would take a lot of die grinding on the hanger to gain the clearance you need, which may weaken it considerably. That's why guys will go to the trouble to remove them, swap them side to side and flip them over. The rivets actually grind down pretty easily with a 4" grinding wheel on an angle grinder. Bolt them back together with grade 8 bolts.
 
 
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