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I've been running those M170/late M38A1 shackles for a while now, including the Rubicon, on X98. Mine are NOS parts. No problems except for constant shearing off the grease fittings.
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Is that 3 stacked factory skid plates in the pic of the broken crossmember?
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Originally posted by Bob W Bob W wrote:

I've been running those M170/late M38A1 shackles for a while now, including the Rubicon, on X98. Mine are NOS parts. No problems except for constant shearing off the grease fittings.

These are Omix, so we’ll see how they hold up.
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Originally posted by smfulle smfulle wrote:

Originally posted by Bob W Bob W wrote:

I've been running those M170/late M38A1 shackles for a while now, including the Rubicon, on X98. Mine are NOS parts. No problems except for constant shearing off the grease fittings.

These are Omix, so we’ll see how they hold up.


Stan, I also have had these for 10 years and they are a superior shackle to the "C" shackle.  Of course I am not doing the rock crawling like some of you, but I have confidence that they would hold up without issue. 

I will ad that with these M38-1A style shackles, the grease goes directly into the end of the shackle, through the shackle, and then exits into the center area of the threaded bushing.  A much better design for greasing than the standard "C" shackle where it just goes in to the end of the threaded bushing and then seems to pretty much dead head against the end of the shackle.  If a guy looks at it carefully you can see what I mean - grease gets directly in to the threads where the action is.
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Originally posted by Spinnas Spinnas wrote:

Is that 3 stacked factory skid plates in the pic of the broken crossmember?
Maybe.... 
I bent one skid plate pretty badly.
Somebody (i think Stev) suggested two stacked together.
I stacked two together and bent them both up into the driveline.
So i got another one and stacked 3 together. They are much tougher to bend.

Amazing  what kind of damage those mall curbs can do.
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Stan, PM me your address. I'm pretty sure I have a set of NOS shackles to donate to grandpa's Jeep. I'd like to see if they fit better than the ones in your picture. They don't look right to me.
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Shackles should ship tomorrow. Question? How did you handle that all the caps on these shackles are right hand thread? Doesn't that mean 1 front and one rear will be cross threaded? Or did you ream it out?
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Originally posted by Joe Friday Joe Friday wrote:

Shackles should ship tomorrow. Question? How did you handle that all the caps on these shackles are right hand thread? Doesn't that mean 1 front and one rear will be cross threaded? Or did you ream it out?

The mismatched threads are on the spring side of the shackle. The threaded bushing cuts its own threads in the spring eye. I just used my inner bubba and let the thing cut the opposite threads in the spring..
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ok cool.      I didn't want to ship mismatched parts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ricco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug. 2019 at 8:39am
I have some Rubicon shackles I'll send ya too!  Send me your shipping address and 27 bucks!  😁


She can dance a cajun rhythm....jump like a Willy's in four wheel drive...("Sugar Magnolia")

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Originally posted by ricco ricco wrote:

I have some Rubicon shackles I'll send ya too!  Send me your shipping address and 27 bucks!  😁




Hah, I’ve already have parts that look like that. Not as many as you though.
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As you know all frame shackle brackets are RH threads. 
For 2A , 3A and pre-1959  3B only the 2 lower oddball shackles were installed with  LH threads. (spring eyes only)

In 1959 Willys Motors was having trouble sourcing the "U' type shackles.
At that time they started using the conventional designed "Silent Blok" shackles on many of the 3B's.
The exact same shackles as the CJ-5 used.
They soon went back to "U" type shackles when they became available again.
Anyway after 1960 the oddball LH shackles were often times not being used.
At times the RH "U" type shackles were being used in place of LH.
In fact using only the RH threaded shackles eventually became the late 3B standard.
So in effect the post 1959 3B's used all possible configurations excepting the Military type shackles.

Bottom line is shackle selection makes little difference concerning fitment to the frame brackets.
Currently building my final F-134 powered 3B .
T98-A Rock Crawler using exclusive factory parts and Approved Special Equipment from the Willys Motors era (1953-1963)
Zero aftermarket parts

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