M816 shackle problem

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zebedee

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Any one else have this problem?

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Outside view of drivers side rear bumperette - shackle pin head doesn't line up with hole in bumperette. Pin is actually a little rusty, so must be original.
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Inside view (turned 90 deg for some odd reason) showing amount of mismatch.

Passenger side bumperette shackle pin and hole line up - shackle removable and pin is clean and still plated. Bumperettes are not bent.
 
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zebedee

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Best fix with out taking off bumperette.

Long 2"x 8" cut to a taper to wedge between inside of bumperette and head of shackle pin.
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Mark with hole saw then chain drill with small drill (1/8") to reduce offset material that hole saw will struggle with since it's not cutting balanced full hole. Plenty of cutting oil too.

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and yes, the teeth marks are from the guide drill breaking and the hole saw going rogue!
Just enough hole clearance to remove shackle pin.
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zebedee

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Certainly an odd problem to have. It must have taken awhile to remove the excess material.
Not too much - as I chain drilled the perimeter of the hole saw path to reduce the amount it had to cut. Just went steady, plenty of oil.
 
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