This article is a how to on building lift shackles, the first thing to keep in mind is size not so much the overall size but bolt to bolt centre to centre, this is what is going to determine your height of your lift, so the theory is every 2” between the bolts gets you 1” of lift. MATERIALS: (4)3/8 “X2” flat stock steel (cut to desired length) for 2 shackles (2) 1.5” square tube cut to 3” for two shackles TOOLS: Drill or drill press (preferred) Welder 14mm (35/64) drill bit Centre punch Step 1: Measure the distance at which you want the holes for your shackle, the measurements will differ from height and size of plates you choose to use, my stock shackle holes are 5.5” centre to centre I want my new holes to be at 7.5” 2” over stock giving me 1” lift, my plates are 9.5”x2” so I measured 1” in on either side giving me 7.5” between each hole centre to centre which will leave me with .75” overhang on each side after the holes are drilled at 14mm, this is also a good time to measure out for your cross brace (I centered mine) my tube is 1.5”x1.5”,measure the length of the plate and mark the centre (mine was 4.75) then I measured out half of my tube size(mine was .75” )and mark it on either side, this gave me my 1.5” centered. Step 2: Centre punch and drill holes at desired distance. I clamped them together and drilled them all at once (step drilling will help speed the drilling up and keep from overheating your bits.) Step3: Centre tube on plate and weld making sure it doesn’t move (I tack mine in place first measuring it along the way before final welding.) Step4: Centre the 2nd plate to tube (make sure it aligns with other plate) and weld making sure it doesn’t move (again I tack mine in place and measure before final welding.) Repeat 3 and 4 building 2nd shackle. Any questions or corrections are welcome and encouraged.