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body lift removal

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dysphemism, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    how hard would it be to remove a 3" body lift from a 72 blazer? Just the standard type with pucks. Is it feasible to do this or is it too much work. Also, would it be easier to replace it with maybe a 1" or 2" instead of simply removing it completely. Would I need to locate some factory blocks to do this?
     
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    There are no blocks that the factory put in. The body rests right on top of the body bushings. Just get a new set of bolts and body bushings and you should be set.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Make sure you know WHY that bodylift is in there.....

    We wouldn't happen to be talking about a K5 with a big block now would we???? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Personally, I think a body lift can solve a LOT of "little" problems depending on what you are planning for the truck. you can get clearance for:

    Large tires, Less Fender cutting
    Valve Covers
    Distributor
    CV-Style E-Brake caliper
    NP205 "clocking" for clearance
    Long travel shock mounts in rear
    Better gas tank clearance (by raising it the 2")
    etc.
    etc.


    I had a set of 2" pucks made out of aluminum.....combine that with a nice set of poly mounts, and there's no safety reason not to have the body lift. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    well for one of the rigs yeah it has a big block. I'm thinking more in terms of its just too tall, the safety issue doesn't concern me. I just think that a 9" lift is a little bit too tall for me, and maybe I would be able to swap out the 3" pucks for maybe 2" or so. I guess another question would be is there another easier way to lower a truck a bit without replacing the springs?
     

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