I just picked up a fairly well banged up 58 CJ5 (or possibly a 56, it's registered as a 58 but from what I can tell looking at the serial number it might be a 56?), from what I can tell it's all bone stock. The front springs are fixed at the front of the frame, and have the C shackle behind the front wheels through the frame. Like the M38a1's. I'm wondering if it would drive better if I were to swap the configuration around with the shackles at the front of the springs? My plan is PROBABLY to keep this jeep stock-ish, and just enjoy it as an old jeep without upgrading things beyond replacing badly worn out parts. So if I can do this by re-using the factory (?) shackle, I will.