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BAMF HD Shackle hangers

Discussion in 'Bay Area Metal Fabrication' started by JLee, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:15 AM
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    heffer

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    I found it easiest to start with a small bit first. I used 4 different sizes starting from a 1/16. I didn't use an angle grinder, but once I got through each rivet with the 1/2" bit they all popped off easy, plus it saved my OEM hangars. I will get BAMF shackles after I go with a different leaf pack (on Dakars now), but Im doing a shock relocate first. I just ordered a new set of OEM shackles without the bushings. Going to tap those for a zero fitting and I ordered Wheelers bushings for them
     
  2. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Ok thanks for the advice. The smallest bit I got was 1/4 I might get smaller like you did. I got two bits in each size. So I can start with fresh bits on each side and have a centering punch too.

    What leaf pack are you looking at getting?
     
  3. Jan 12, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    Definitely want the centering punch and get it right in the middle of the flat spot on the rivet.

    I might go with Deaver next. But it may have to wait until 2020. I want 35's this year.Lol
     
  4. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    Did you end up unbolting your shocks too. To get the axle out of the way farther?

    And 35s look super sexy :bowdown: don’t think I will ever make the jump though. I am going through and reinforcing everything now for my 305s :muscleflexing:
     
  5. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    i set the axle on jackstands, unbolted shocks and removed, old dakars removed. first bolted hangers to the frame, but could not get the eyes to line up. undid the hangers from the frame, and then mounted shackles and shackle hangers to the new leaf packs, and then everything lined up as i lifted axle into position...much easier
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    I didnt unbolt my shocks at all (I have b110's)
     

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