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body lift secret

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by scrapmetal, Jun 23, 2001.

  1. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal 1/2 ton status

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    I also have another tip, that is low buck. Look up in the yellow pages for nylon, or plastics. They are usually located in industrial areas. Count your body mounts, multiply by the lift ya want, not to sexceed 3 inches for safety reasons. Go to there store and ask for a stick of what ever length you'll need. The industrial style plastic is machinable so it is hard as a frickin rock, yet still soft enough to not shatter. Go home and grab a chop saw or miter saw, and whack it up into the desired lenghts. I did a 2 inch because it doesnt look so goofy, and that coupled with my 4 inch suspension lift, I run 38's without rubbing. I have also had it on for five years and have not broken one yet, as I have had other so called body lifts do. Just ask for a nylon or a stick of there standard grade plastic, they'll know, and it isn't crap either. They have to follow high grade guidelines with there machining of these plastics, so they run top grade stuff. It cost me $30 for a stick, thats better than a hundred or bette,r at least for me, stop buy the parts store and get some longer grade 8 bolts and washers, and your good to hook, take it for what its worth, I have been taking my 1-ton Blazer places that would make a billy goat puke for the last six years here in North Idaho, I built it tough, and abuse it the same, so I dont think anyone who likes to do there own stuff will have a problem with this,,

    Never been stuck, just temporarily delayed.
     
  2. BIGRIG

    BIGRIG 1/2 ton status

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    ", not to SEXceed 3 inches "
    huh uhh uhuh huh! he said sex! lol! [​IMG] just too late I guess, past my bed time!

    MY DRINKING TEAM HAS A FOUR WHEELING PROBLEM![​IMG]
     
  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    LMAO!!! [​IMG]

    Could be worse! He could have said, "SUCK-ceed!" [​IMG]

    You prolly would have still jumped at that one too!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    You guy's are killin me...Good tip buy the way[​IMG]


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  5. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    Ha! That was a Freudian slip at its finest...

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.thehungeronline.com>http://www.thehungeronline.com</A>
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Will my 4wd linkage act up if I put a 3" body on mine?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It works great. Back around 1979 or so I did this to a 2WD Ford Pickup. I don't think you could even buy an aftermarket body lift at the time. At least I'd never seen or heard of one. I used some 3-inch diameter solid PVC that a buddy got for me from work. [​IMG]

    The one cool thing about the Ford design was the way the radiator bolted to the core support. By just drilling some new holes in the radiator brackets I was able to lower the radiator 2 inches so it and the shroud still lined up with the fan.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    What about my 4wd linkage?

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  9. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    You have to figure out how to extend the shifter or the linkage, depending on what t-case you're running. You'll also have to do this for the trans linkage if you're running an automatic. You have to extend the steering shaft also. Body lifts are cheap, but they aren't easy. [​IMG] Your bumpers won't line up right afterwards either so you'll have some work to do there...

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  10. 84_Chevy_K10

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    EEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeew. Nevermind then. I knew they make your bumpers look stupid but I didn't realize there were so many problems with body lifts on these trucks. I'll just stick with a bigger suspension lift for now.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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