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change anything else when installing 1" body?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by boots, Nov 17, 2002.

  1. boots

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    change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    what all did you have to change when doing a 1"body lift? as many know I'm changing body mounts and if you all didn't have to change much else I figured I'd go machine some 1"pucks at works if you didn't have do to much else. Brake lines, OEM shifter, fan shroud etc etc. What did it entail? Cold rolled steel pucks OK?

    boots
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    All you need is longer bolts and a small extension rod for the PRNDL(shifter). I bought a 3" for my truck for cheap, you might as well go with a 2" kit that comes with everything needed and light weight plastic spacers. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    I used 1.25" machine blocks. I also added new poly bushings (added about an 1" over the worn out rubber bushings)
    I added in 1.5" U channel between the top and bottom sections of the fan shroud and used bolts to hold it together. I had to adjust the transfercase shift linkage and moved some cooling/trany lines. Other than that nothing big to report other than some nice clearence.
    You can kind of see in the lower left corner of the pic, if you want I can post up a better pic.
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    Every truck is different,but here's what I had to do.
    Trim the fan shroud
    Cut the tailgate springs
    Adjust the t-case linkage
    Good Luck! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    ok it's late, well for me it is. I'm not quite seeign what I think I should be seeing in the bottom left of that pic, if you could post one or a few more or email em to me that would be great. I halfway think I am undermeaning what you stand but not 100% sure.

    Thanks
    Shawn
    boots@commerceconnections.com
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    Yeah its not the greatest pic I was trying to find one on my site and that was the closest, I will try to post one tomorrow. Its supposed to be nice and sunny so I am going to wash the /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

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    Is that better /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    I changed the filler neck for the gas tank when I did my 1in, I had to trim the fan shroud, adjust the tranny linkage thats about it.

    Eric
     
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    Re: change anything else when installing 1\" body?

    mucho grassyass, much better, now I see zactly what you were talking about
     

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