Does anyone have a set of instructions or maybe an installed picture of a set of rear Hasslers for '26 - 27 large drum rear axle? We can't seem to figure out how to compress them, and even with the spring removed it looks like the shackle won't reach. Do these use a special shackle? These are the pancake type Hasslers.
All help is appreciated!
Royce, from previous posts, I think the MTFI site has documents members can access that include Hassler installation and sales docs. As I am not an MTFI member I don't have the access myself.
Regular shackles are too short for the rear pancake hasslers.
I installed a set of pancakes on the '26 pickup, those Pancakes came out with the balloon tires 21" when Henry put those big low pressure tires on the T. The Beehive hasslers were too stiff with the 35psi balloon tires, as they were made for the hard 60psi clincher tires.
The front was done assembling the axle in frame, pretty easy.
The rear when about the same, you fit the rear pancake hassler bracket, it is very different from the beehive bracket, check that you have the right bracket. Fit the pancake spring to the top leaf, then raise the whole spring carring the pancake spring into the 'leg' on the bracket, all the while the perch bolt going into the backing plate hole to hang the spring as the unit is fitted.
I use the 'leaf spring spreader tool' to do this work as the rear spring is stout.
This pic doesn't show the pancake hassler going in, this pic is only of the spreader tool and the std perch set up.
Extra pair of Pancake fronts I sold last fall, sorry, the rears are in storage boxes stacked with the Chickasha stuff I'm hauling, so can't get you a photo of the rear Pancake Hasslers.
Jack,I'd disagree with you as Hassler sold so many and the simplicity was you could use all your current stuff to mount them. I have pancakes on my ol blue truck. They were mounted on small drum rear end when I got them and still are,but the spring shackles are stock.
Dan is that the asking price for the 26-7 style pancake Hasslers, if so I want them Ill pick them up down at Chickasha firstname.lastname@example.org
The early beehive hasslers physically will not fit on a '26 - 27 rear. I think they made the fronts to match the rears.
Anyone have a extra set of the special rear shackles or dimensions so I can make some?
Thanks for all the help so far!!!
That WAS the selling price, I sold the pictured front pancake set. I'll see you at Chickasha away
The rear Pancakes used a specific bracket for mounting to the perch hole in the '26-'27 large backing plate. That special bracket has stubby downturned perch like the stubby '26-'27 perches.
The Pancakes do not use any special shackles, use the std Ford spring hangers (shackles) to hang the spring on the Pancake Hassler rear bracket.