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#188109 - 06/03/06 04:40 PM Old School Spring Shackles...
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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Who sells a decent set of the old style shackle extensions to fit Nova/Camaro rear leaf springs??? Everything I see is for lowering....


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#188110 - 06/03/06 05:23 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
bertfam Offline
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Wilma,

you meant like these from Summit?

Mr Gasket P/N MRG-1300

Mr Gasket P/N MRG-1299

J.C. Whitney used to sell them but I can't seem to find them on their WEB site. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spot.

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#188111 - 06/03/06 05:25 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
mockingbird812 Offline

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Check this out:

SFX

Don't know these guys - but they came up on a search. Good luck. What are these going on?
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#188112 - 06/03/06 06:37 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: mockingbird812]
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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Thanks for the feedback on the shackles....I want to raise the back of my 70 black L78/th400 "project" car. We have the new coil springs in the front(1" higher than stock) and the car needs to come up a little in the back. There are airshocks on the car..but they don't seem to come up as high I remember form the old days. I repaired some breaks in the air lines and I don't see any leaks....but they still look low. Those shackle extenders should do the job. Hope to take some photso tomorrow if the sun ever comes out!!

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#188113 - 06/03/06 06:41 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
mockingbird812 Offline

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FYI , FWIW, i have found that the best outdoor pix that i take are when the sun is NOT out. Much more even lighting. Good luck.
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#188114 - 06/03/06 06:44 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: mockingbird812]
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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I'll settle for NO RAIN!!!!!


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#188115 - 06/03/06 08:00 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
Tommy Offline

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I couldn't find the pictures of the shackles in those links above but on my Black 68 I have shackles that have only 2 settings. I brought home A 68 for "parts" and it had shackles with about 5 settings which could give you that ugly "but end in the air" look. They were bent badly to one side which I think was common with the really tall ones.

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#188116 - 06/03/06 08:05 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
ktownkid Offline
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Oh boy!!!!!!!!! Everybody gives me a hard time about my air shocks, if I had shackles they would run me out of town and off the car forums!!!!! Funny thing, back in the 70s, they worked just fine and looked okay. I guess times change, but if you're brave enough Tom, then so am I. Gonna put them on this summer.

I think the Yenko forum is the best forum around. You can mention shackles and people won't "pile on" you for being crazy. Must be the nice, mature membership here.

Here is a photo of my car from '73....air shocks/shackles and L60s.....

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#188117 - 06/03/06 08:07 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: ktownkid]
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Tommy......I was typing as you were posting. The extended shackles are what he's looking for........

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#188118 - 06/04/06 12:58 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: ktownkid]
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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I'm brave enough to try anything once, well almost anything...How much lift should there be with the typical air shocks on a Nova??? They are yellow and I assume they are some common brand from the day. I just want the back to be level with the front for that "ready to jump" look...


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#188119 - 06/04/06 01:59 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
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Here are a few pics of mine... These have three holes for adjustment...


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#188120 - 06/04/06 02:22 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
Zedder Offline

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Wilma, we would either use air shocks OR shackles - we never needed both. From what I remember,you should be able to clear L60's with air shocks alone, so check and make sure they are functioning properly and are the right shocks for your application. Personally, I never liked the look of shackles on a street car...
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#188121 - 06/04/06 02:33 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: Zedder]
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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I kinda think you are right...tomorrow I will fire up the compressor and get the air pumped up in those shocks...hope they don't blow up!

wilma(living the day2 1970 experience)
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#188122 - 06/04/06 03:31 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
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Do you have the "H" block extensiom on top of the air shocks? They add about 4 more inches. With those you shouldn't need the shackle extensions.

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#188123 - 06/04/06 08:15 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: 396L35]
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Mark, put that Hugger Orange thing together and race it in September.


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#188124 - 06/04/06 10:57 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: Schonyenko2]
WILMASBOYL78 Offline

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Quote:

Do you have the "H" block extensiom on top of the air shocks? They add about 4 more inches. With those you shouldn't need the shackle extensions.




Checked them out in the Jegs catalog..Mr. Gasket makes them but they say "not for air shocks"...????

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#188125 - 06/04/06 03:56 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: WILMASBOYL78]
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Well, I've had a set on my yellow deuce with air shocks since 71. I see no real reason why you couldn't unless you were useing a high jacker shock. That might get a little severe.

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#188126 - 06/04/06 05:10 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: COPO_Anders]
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Mark, put that Hugger Orange thing together and race it in September.





Anders I dont think they will let me race it with no front clip!!!! Plus I'm still saving the money up for the Super Muncie...
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#188127 - 06/04/06 05:46 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: COPO_Anders]
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Mark, put that Hugger Orange thing together and race it in September.






Yeah...September of 2011

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#188128 - 06/04/06 10:09 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: Postsedan]
indyjps Offline
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unless you want the look of shackles, why not pull your springs off and have them rearched by a local shop, check out 4x4 or heavy equipment repair shops, most will build you a set of springs or rearch yours. i bought a set of repro 5 leaf springs and had to get them dearched to get the car out of the air.

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#188129 - 06/04/06 10:47 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: indyjps]
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I had Detroit Eaton make me a set for mine that are 1 and 1/2" higher than factory. The springs and complete bushing set was less than 400 bucks. I went the rearch route first, but it changed the ride a lot. Plus springs have a "memory" and they will settle back down. All this info is on the Eaton site. The new springs and new shocks make the car ride nice.
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#188130 - 06/04/06 10:49 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: TDW]
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Another plus was the springs are Made In The USA.
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#188131 - 06/05/06 02:15 PM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: TDW]
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I would install the 'H' blocks. I had them on my first Nova, they will give you the requisite lift without having to put the maximum psi in the air shocks = a nicer ride!
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#188132 - 06/09/06 09:11 AM Re: Old School Spring Shackles... [Re: YENKO DEUCE REGISTRY]
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on my 72 camaro i'm running air shocks with N50-15 mickey thompson indy profile tires and the stance is awesome
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