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1st Gen Ladder Bars

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I'm putting a flatbed on my rig and it's gonna look a little bare under there so i thought i'd build a set of ladder bars for it, and i figure a little added support can't hurt it. anybody every seen one for a 1st gen or built some themselves??

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Yeah post some pics. I have most of the materials to build a set for my truck, just need the time to do it. Not 100% certain how I will attach them to the axle just yet.

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I was thinking of welding some tabs onto the U bolt plate, but I'm not sure yet. The bars I'm doing are just single bars, will be 5-6 feet long out of some 2" .25" wall square tubing.

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We used to just use u-bolts to clamp the springs together. Put a clamp where every leaf ends in the front of the axle.

It probably wont eliminate the problem but it will help out a ton.

It kinda turns the front half of the leaf pack into a solid link.

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Just throw the springs in the scrap bin.

Get a couple of air bags and build a 2-link style rear suspension.

Mine rides great with NO rear hop and will haul far more than the springs ever could.

Ill try to get some pics up on this site so you can see what Im talking about.

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