I tore one of my rear shackles off the frame last night, are the stock shackle mounts ok or is there a better and heavier duty option?
Why not go buy some new 1's from Ford,only about 25 bucks a piece.BigDadddy said:I have a good rear bumper, with two clevisis for attachment for just that sort of thing. The brackets that we mounted it with failed though and I haven't got it re-mounted. I was actually looking at running the mounting arms to the inside of the frame this time, and running them back far enough that I could drill out the shackle rivets and use those holes for added shear resistance for the bumper bolts. Before we had only used the 3 stock mounting holes, that would give us another 4 bolts each side attaching the bumper to the frame. 14 grade 8 - 1/2" bolts should be sufficient... I hope.
I found some aftermarket shackles, but they're all flip shackles for lift. I guess I'll just run by the salvage yard this weekend and pick up another stock one for it.