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Shackle Reversal on a CJ2A


There have been many articles written in 4WD magazines on suspension lifts. However I could not find anything on reversing the shackles. I decided early in the project I would document the project and build a web page on my experience. I hope this provides someone else with useful information.

Before going any further, I must give recognition to the greatest Willys information resource I know of. Without the members of Willys Tech email group this project would have been much more difficult, if not impossible. The members are always willing to provide any information they have on these old vehicles. With better than 2,300 members worldwide, most with 2 or more Willys vehicles, the knowledge base is enormous. Follow this link join this great family of Willys lovers.


Note: (remember clicking on most images goes to a larger version)

What caused me to think about a shackle reversal and suspension lift?

Why do a shackle reversal?

If this is so great, why didn't Willys reverse the shackles originally?

Design Considerations:

How to: (Takes about 2 minutes to load at 28.8)

The Final Product:


I hope this page has been helpful to you. If you have any questions please email me at cj2a@adelphia.net

I will try to answer any questions you may have.

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