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Body lift puck question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Yukon Jack, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. Yukon Jack

    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    I'm needing 2" body lift pucks and want to use aluminum like ORD sells. A friend works at a machine shop and can build them to my specs as ORD only has 1" aluminum pucks.

    Should the center hole be the diameter of the body mount bolt or should I make it the same diameter as the body mount bolt hole? Looks like the body mount bolt is 7/16" but the body mount holes are 3/4".
     
  2. UseYourBlinker

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    On the ORD ones they are the size of the bolt 1/2..or a tiny bit bigger.
     
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    I would make it just large enough for the bolt to go through.

    Ken H.
     
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    I assume your buddy is doing this el cheapo but, what are the 'considerations' of having the alum pucks vs the hard plastic ones I can buy from all over the net?

    I am looking at 2-3" lift this fall and ORD just has the 1" so they are out. ORD, if you are reading this, why not do the 2 or 3" pucks? (I understand the taller the more 'stress' concept)
     
  5. Yukon Jack

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    My buddy will do it for free and I like free. I wanted aluminum cause I have heard that the plastic ones can sometimes break. + aluminum has a coolness factor and strength.

    I'm doing 2" for two reasons, one to get my cab to line up a little better with my flatbed's headache rack, and two for clearance for a 454 I'm preparing to swap in.
     
  6. LKJR

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    ? # 2
    if we make homemade pucks does there need to be any kind of indentions on the ends or just a solid piece of stock with the hold in the middle? I know a lot of the plastic ones are half hallow but that is just injection molding and less material so it's cheaper....

    I'm thinking about going with a 5-6" body lift so I wont have to buy expensive springs LOL J/K
     
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    I'm thinking about going with a 5-6" body lift so I wont have to buy expensive springs LOL J/K

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    Good idea /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  8. Yukon Jack

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    I recently saw a guy with about that much in a body lift. He used rectangular tubing and I bet they were 8" to 10" tall. It was a sight to see.

    He could probably do a carb swap without lifting the hood there was such a big gap between the frame and body. Each to their own I guess!
     
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    I've only got a 1" body lift installed, and the 454 has room to spare... Just my .02! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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