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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 02, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I've got a 69 with monoleafs, and the previous owner had installed the oh-so-pleasant shackle extensions to raise the rear of the car. The plates are of very good thick steel, so I thought I'd just cut them to length and drill new holes.

So, does anybody know, or can measure the length of stock shackles and the distance between the bolt holes? Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 02:19 AM
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Hi

I checked the holes(centre to centre) on my shackles i got with the Hotchkis leafsprings, they are 1,5" drop, but i think the shackles are standard.

Heres in millimeter 91mm and that would be about 3.9/16.
but again, im not sure that this is the stock distance.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks MagnusRS68.

I don't want to be a pain, but could you (or someone else) measure the length and width of the shackle? Just the side plates, not the entire plate/bushing assembly. When I redrill my current shackles, I want to make them look somewhat stock. Thanks again!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 02, 11:50 PM
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sorry for the delay.

I can do that tonight.

My internet connection have been dead for about 24hours
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 02, 05:49 AM
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I just happen to have one in the sand blast cabinet. Rear shackle overall length 5 3/8", width 2 1/4", thickness of metal 5/32". Center to center of holes 3 1/8". One hole is 7/16" round, the other holes is 5/8" square to accept the square part of the carriage bolt near the head.
Both the bottom and top of the shackle have a rounded end. The radius appears to be 1 1/2" for this rounded curve. The shackle also has a 1 1/2" dimple depression on both ends to accept or press up against the bushing.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 02, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Bonecrusher, that's exactly what I needed. Thanks for going out of your way!
Matt

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