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Need 2017 F350 rear hitch shackles

 
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Old 04-21-2019, 10:48 AM
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Need 2017 F350 rear hitch shackles

Where do I find the right sized ones?
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:30 AM
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I've seen on this forum 5/8 from amazon ?

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Old 04-21-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by flatlander2441 View Post
I've seen on this forum 5/8 from amazon ?
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=5%2F8+sha...b_sb_ss_i_1_12
I used a grinder to trim the casting line on the interior "eye" of the shackle for add'l clearance, on the right side only.
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:54 PM
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I've seen many of those hanging on trucks, and most become rusty along with the hitch....then it spreads,..no thanks.
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:41 PM
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5/16 clevis hooks fit in the slots. No need for something else hanging there.
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:32 PM
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I use hammerlocks and just give them a spray of Fluid Film from time to time so they dont rust.
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jimzpsd View Post
I've seen many of those hanging on trucks, and most become rusty along with the hitch....then it spreads,..no thanks.
When not towing I remove mine (30 sec). A dab of never seize on the threaded pin and eye..........not always, but, some rust is just the result of neglect.
 
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:39 PM
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The shackles I bought at Tractor Supply were galvanized, not likely to rust easily. Besides, I also remove them when not towing. Don't want them bouncing and rattling around.
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 05:39 AM
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I use galvanized 5/8" shackles. No rust, no rattle.
Tighten with pliers so no one with sticky fingers can walk away with them easily.
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:09 AM
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Use a die grinder and trim the horizontal part a little. Tons of meat. Horrible design by Ford....
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BigTexDiesal View Post
Use a die grinder and trim the horizontal part a little. Tons of meat. Horrible design by Ford....
I would not call it a horrible design. That's that amount of metal it takes to pass safety testing. So in reality you should prolly blame others. We all know how cheap the manufactures are and they wouldn't spend any extra pennies if they didn't have to.
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DJP6371 View Post
Where do I find the right sized ones?
FWIW - Before purchasing shackles (posted pic earlier), for the same dough, I could have just changed the safety chain hooks to fit the hitch openings.
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 12:39 PM
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Another hammerlock user here. Had them powder coated to help them look good a little longer. Word to the wise, take them off before renting a U-Haul trailer. U-Haul's safety chain s-hooks are don't fit my hammerlocks and are very difficult to sneak through the hitch openings with the hammerlocks in place.
 
 


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