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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe
Posts: 207

Loc: Portland,Or
Reg: 12-06-09
09-18-19 12:04 PM - Post#2775815    
    In response to 1971BB427

Tack welded the mounts to the base plates, and then removed them from the car to weld them right side up. Cleaned up the shackles and bolted it all together again. Then tacked all four base plates to the frame with a single tack on each corner. Nothing permanent in case I need to adjust once the rear axle is done, and engine weight is on the suspension. Then if it's all still good I can permanently weld it up.
But it's sitting on the tires now, and ready for me to move to the rear suspension. Having a heck of a time figuring out how the rear shackles come apart? They have a single bolt in the middle hole, but when I removed it nothing seems to want to come apart. I pried and beat on the shackles, but they seem to be pressed on the top and bottom shafts. Those shafts are hollow and have zerk fittings. Removed the fittings, but no joy. Have to do some internet searching and then go caveman on them if I can't figure out how to gently remove them.
Anybody ever taken this old style of rear shackle off, and can give me a hint on how they come apart??

Also got the permanent front crossmember tacked in. Made it from some round tube I had leftover from the '63 Falcon build. Looks better than box tubing up front.

1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy passenger coupe
1946 Austin gasser 327/TH350

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