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Any reason I couldn't make my own body lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, May 4, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I need a 2" body lift for my truck so the doubler will clear the floor pan. I only have the four mounts on the cab, so I really only need 4 2" spacers. Is there any reason I couldn't make my own from a piece of tube in the correct diameter? Don't want to buy a full blown kit just for 4 of the pucks. :crazy:
     
  2. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    dude...your a fabricator, just weld up, or raise your mounts, or go old school and use some hocky pucks :grin:

    hell asl around or check out some treasure yards ;)
     
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    there so easy to make, I made mine out of round stock aluminum that was a bit bigger then my urethane bushings and drilled a hole in it. I onle went about 1 1/4, I think thats enough to clear a doubler. being solid there good and strong.
     
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    With your fab skills you could make them. Or I believe ORD can sell you the seperate pucks. :)
     
  5. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Cool, I didn't think there'd be any reason I couldn't make'em...Just wanted to be sure. I'd rather make them for a couple reasons... I only need 4 pucks- no hardware and I can't wait for them to come in the mail. Need to beable to move the truck from where it's parked in the next day or two. Thanks again. :grin:
     
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    hack the floor :hack: keep the cog low. :D
     
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    You shouldn't have an issue with it. I mean sooner or later you will build the cage aroung the cab anyway right? Tie it in well enough and it won't be an issue. I do second cutting the floor though.
     
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    Any reason I couldn't make my own body lift?

    Yeah, if you had no arms or legs I think it would be pretty hard to do. :p: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Made my own. :xmas:
     
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    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Cut the floor, body lifts are ghey on a crawler.
     
  10. jekbrown

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    have to agree... why not mod the floor? The only part that is in the way is the back of the tranny tunnel right? chop it!

    j
     
  11. mikey_d05

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    I've seen the diff covers you whip up in like a half hour, no excuses, cut the friggin floor.
     
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    i vote for cut the floor 2
     
  13. RustBuket

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    I was going to say cut the floor earlier but it looks like these guys got there first. Just make a custom tunnel. I don't think it'd be too hard.
     
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    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I can't mod the floor on my truck. The tubes that the seats are mounted to that go from slider to slider are sitting right on the floor on the inside of the truck. Even if I did cut a hole in the floor, the tubes would be in the way. This picture kinda shows that-
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    I did have to sawz-all the front roll cage tube where it mounts to the door hinge. Gotta lower the mount for that tube now.

    I called a 4x4 shop in town on the off chance that they'd have some 2" pucks I could buy individually. They didn't, but they did keep a case of hockey pucks on hand. So I ended up with 8 1" thick hockey pucks. They worked beautifully. $3.50 each. Also replaced my old mounts with new rubber ones from the dealer.

    With the body lift done, I went to bolt the first crossmember under the doubler and found out the my IR 2135ti impact gun has enough ass to twist a brand new 7/16" grade 8 bolt in half without so much as a snort. :D
     
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    that IR is bad ace!!!!!
    Im not worried about my u-bolt coming loose at all now,
    oh and it bent my Pass. side D-60 spring plate :D
     
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    nice cup holder. lol!!!! :grin:

    j
     
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    Have I ever mentioned that every time I see your truck I have the biggest urge to go rip the front clip off of mine?
     
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    I bought 8 hockey pucks from Dunham's for $.99/each to use for my 2" body lift so I could get it on the trailer (2wd cab with low hump with a 465/208). I don't like them. Been driving it around on them for a month. Feels like you're on a jetski. It rolls a lot and is quite skeery to drive hard.


    I bought Tim's old 3" body lift pucks. I'm going to cut the plastic pucks with the table saw to use instead of the hockey pucks. If you want to send me $10 I'll ship four out to you.
     
  19. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    No worries on sending me anything. I'll prolly end up making some kinda spacer out of tube or something when I get around to it. I was in a hurry to get the truck moved and the hockey pucks were quick and easy. :D
     
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    Hockey pucks split when used a body lift. Go with Steel or aluminum.

    HUMmmm. Aluminum hockey pucks may put a new twist on the game.
     

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