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CPT shackle reverse kit question.

Spooledx2

New member
Ladies and Gents



I’m doing a full restoration on a 75 Scout 2 and it’s time to start the build back up from the bottom. Here is my question: I’m doing a CTP shackle reverse kit on it now. I have the front fangs tacked on and I’m trying to get the rear holes figured out. The instructions say to put the springs on with a 2x4 between the end of the spring and the frame, load the suspension with a jack under the axle, rotate the hangers approx 5 degrees and mark your hole. The issue I have is I’m stripped down to the bare frame and want to get this done before I paint the frame and start reassembly. What I’m looking for is someone that has the CPT shackle reverse kit on their Scout with the stock 345 engine in it(just to get the weight close). I’m curious what the dimension is center to center between the fang hole and the one drilled and welded into the frame. The stock one measured out at 41.5”. If one of you could measure that for me and let me know what you have, that will give me an idea of where to mark and drill my hole. Here are some pictures for reference.



Thanks in advance.
Ramon
 

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gulfdawg

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If I remember correctly those guys do that last with the scout fully assembled and sitting on the ground. Otherwise it is a complete guess. I could measure mine and see what it measures.
 

Spooledx2

New member
That would be awesome I would greatly appreciate it. If I had the option of doing it that way now I would, but would love to get the frame done and painted before getting everything else in there. Thank you
 
Put the 2x4 and the springs on grab two 10,000lb 2" straps and suck the center of the springs down with the bare axle housing on it to keep them straight.

Page 7 and 8 of my build thread on binderplanet show you how I did it in the same situation.

 
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gulfdawg

Member
sorry. Been getting ready for a camping trip and forgot about this. My measurement is 41.5” from fang bolt to sleeve bolt. I’m 345/727/20. Stock springs SOA. Hope this helps.
 
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sorry. Been getting ready for a camping trip and forgot about this. My measurement is 41.5” from fang bolt to sleeve bolt. I’m 345/727/20. Hope this helps.
Mine is also right around 41.5"
Loaded now on stock springs with 1 extra main leaf and the second bottom leaf removed. Gives me a shackle angle of 10 degrees. And I set it up roughly 4-5 degrees unloaded.

345 T-19 dana 300.
 
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