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a good way to check if my frame is level??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    measure each end of the frame from the ground??? i dont have bumpers and the cab is bolt to the frame by the 2 front mounts and i know how i wanna do the rear mounts just need to make the frame and cab level, then :weld: in the rear mounts :pimp:.
     
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    Big jack stands and a 4 foot level. Can't trust the ground or the suspension to be level...

    Put the level across the frame at the front, and use a pair of tall jack stands to keep it level. Then move to the rear and do the same.

    Rene
     
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    thats a good idea to make sure its level side to side. but how bout front to back. i wanna make sure the frame is level so when i make the rear mounts. i got the front clip bolted on and theres no bed. just a cab with the front clip is all the sheet metal. thx for the info
     
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    The pick-up frame should have a flat section behind the cab. Set the level on there the other way and get it level too.

    Rene
     
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    its a k5 frame, theres a hump half way back that looks flat about 6inchs on top that might be enough for a level. you guys think it would read accurate right there?
     
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    thx that was a big help
     

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