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post #1 of 17 Old 12-30-2012, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Revolver shackle fab

Has anyone ever made there own revolver shackles? I'm thinking I am going to make some, any input and or detailed pictures of your shackles would be greatly appreciated!


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Nope. That would take some skill and maybe some precision work to make them function correctly. GL though.

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Why would it be that hard? I have looked through hundreds of pics and it basically boils down to two shackles that are connected by a rotating piece. If I'm missing something please tell me before I start lol


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Well the inside is hollow to allow it to be grease able which will be fairly difficult.

The rotating piece is the real hard part. If you have a plan for making that part then by all means you got it. The rest of the shackle is Easy. Cut the desgin out of a plate or two of Steele. Weld them together. Use a drill press to drill out the holes and Bingo you have a shackle. The problem I would see would be getting the Revolving part created that is strong enough to do its job.

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Hmm what if you replaced the rotating part with this mounted to the top to allow for the leaf spring twist instead of the rotating part.Click image for larger version

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Actually that has even more hollow areas


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I have seen other people take two shackles and put them together to get what is basically a folding shackle. Not sure how reliable that is. I personally wouldnt do it. It could give you more articulation, but you would have to come up with some way to keep them from folding in the wrong direction. the revolvers add in the advantage of having the center section that twists as well as folding. This relieves the twisting forces exerted on the leaf springs. It probably isnt impossible to make your own revolver, but like Shiftingskys said the rotating part will be the hard part. I am all for making your own stuff, and god knows I have cut stuff and welded stuff on my truck quite a bit, but the suspension just isnt the kind of thing I would feel safe fabricating my own parts for.

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So are you still going to try? If you try and succeed I may buy a pair off you for my New X/

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I am taking metal fabrication at school so this might be an interesting project for my second semester to make and then tweak and make again but better. I will talk with my instructor ( he is in to jeeps so he knows quite a bit about all this stuff) and see what he thinks.


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Alright let us know. It would be cool if you can make them. Maybe make you some money . If you can figure out how to make the revolving mechanism then you got it ez. If you need ANY pictures of the revolver shackes in RL then I can get them for you if needed. Obviously installed on the truck.

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