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body lift question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by durantk5, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. durantk5

    durantk5 Registered Member

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    Im getting ready to install a 3" body lift and wanted to know what are some of the extra things that needed to be done. steering shaft, engine compartment stuff, throttle and brake cables, fuel hose from gas cap to gas tank, ect.? thanks for the help.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well I did it on my pickup... 3" body lift... all I needed was to weld the supplied 3" bar into the clutch rod...
    everything else stretched... my steering shaft.. there were some nylon bolts.. drilled them out and slid that baby out...
    this was back from 1990-1994 and I thrashed it hard.. never had any problems...
    also was able to loosen my filler hose for gas and it stretched... meaning pulled up on neck some....
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    your going to need to trim the radiator fan shroud (or remove it completly). You might need to lengthen the fuel filler nozzle hose. For as much body lift as you are doing, it might be wise to unhook any engine compartment and tail light wiring harnesses from their retaining clips, then snap them back in after the lift is completed.
     
  4. durantk5

    durantk5 Registered Member

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    how about the shifting linkage? 4wd shifter and column shifter?
     
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    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    Just weld the extension for the shift linkage. The hardest thing is the spring for the tailgate :mad: We just cut if off and the tailgate is a pita to close.
     
  6. chasone64

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    Need to watch the openongs for floor shifters. Might have to do some cutting of sheet metal to get shifters to go all the way. If you don't lengthen them.
     

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