62\" spring project update with pics!
Duffco is really doing a great job! It is turning out very nice! They spent a lot of time cycling the Deaver springs and trying different mounting positions and shackle lengths. It is working out to 20" of travel and will be limited to 19" with limit straps and bump stops to keep the shackle at the right position in all situations. Duffco did such a good job with the spring and shackle mounting locations that my stock 2 piece driveshaft can be retained and it doesn't look to be using any more of the slip yoke then with stock springs! The bumper/tire carrier/fuel cell mount looks to be extremely strong and has good ground clearance. All the cagework is constructed from .120 wall DOM at my request. Overall, they have exceeded my expectations to this point. It is all just tack welded so far and the pictures are not of the finished truck. Next is bedsides with mounts that will be detachable from the chassis. We may also put Delrin plates between the shackle and frame to support the shackles from side to side movement. There will be a brace between the shackles also. It is almost done, I can't wait to try it out!
BTW, big thanks to Pete from Kartek for the shock help and advice!!!
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by orvacian on 05/22/02 11:31 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
May 22nd, 2002 23:11
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