Made my own 3/4" front off-set hangers

Suspension, Steering and Chassis

  1. 70Roadkill

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    just need to do a little welding but otherwise I think it turned out pretty nice. Have one done need to make the other side. Figured I'd show a couple pics to inspire someone else or see what others created. I have a set of 5/8" bolt ones I used as a model but I'm staying with my stock springs and 1/2" bolt. So decided to make some up. You can see the stock on the 5/8" and the one I'm making in the pics. I used 3/16" plate. Also made up a jig to press the bend on the one side in my press.

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    • Mopar Tim

      Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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      Nice:thumbsup:
       
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      • ir3333

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        well done...the fun is the "building part"
        ever notice that a lot of hot rodders and restorers are welders / fabricators
         
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        • grimreaper

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          Nice work!
           
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            I guess someone without a brake could just use flat plate and weld everything together... Rod
             
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            Nice work! Have you test fitted them?
             
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            Haven't finished them yet, enjoying and evening with the family but they fit fine. I don't have a fancy sheet metal brake. I fabricated this to bend the one side.no fancy tools. I have a cheap harbor freight press and hand held band saw I made a stand to have it vertical and made a plate so I can cut sheet metal.

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              Nice design, looks stronger than stock.
               
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              R u making a few sets? Kim
               
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              Very nice work! :thumbsup:

              I've considered making a set myself in the past, but with DoctorDiff selling the whole kit for $150 I took the easy way out and just bought a set. Not as satisfying as making it yourself, but I figured I saved myself some time.
               
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              • 70Roadkill

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                Wasn't planning on it. Just trying to show others my design and see what others did for a design.
                 
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                Nicely done. They look beefy. Looks like there's options for where ever you want the spring. I wouldn't mind moving my rear axle back a 1/2" or so. It would be easy with these.
                 
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                3 1/2 " square tubing (3/16" wall) is a perfect fit for the front spring perch and can be used for slightly modifying or replacing the stock pieces.Just cut the face off and drill to your specs
                 
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                Hotrodding at its finest!
                 
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                Thanks
                 
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