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findly, my lift is in PICS added

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    got my lift in today, started at 4pm and got done at 10pm. what a long day. there are a few little things that i need to do, like get longer shocks. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif the rear bolts up, but i have about 2" of down travel. fronts are 1" too short.

    i really need 4" blocks for the rear, instead of the 3" tapered, the front sits too high.

    i jacked the front up with a 6x6 block of wood as far as the jack would go, put the jackstands on the frame and the tires were still touching the ground. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif i think the plow and me jumping it killed them. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif but i got 3 out of the 4 bolts out of the front springs, i was shocked.

    i also had a kinda funny thing i did that my buddy kept picking on me about. after i cut the rear ubolts off with the torch, i crawled under to put the block in and noticed a hole in the axle tube /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif so i had to get the welder out and fill it in /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif it was right betweet the spring perch and the shock mount, very hard to grind down for the u bolt.

    sorry no pics yet, i didn't take any before or during pics, but i will take some after pics.

    my list of things to do tommorrow (mainly to remind my self as ill prolly forget)
    SHOCKS
    put front driveshaft back together /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    clock transfer case back down /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    see if i can adjust the draglink
    collector gaskets
    put 35s on it
    trim fenders

    then its off to the dunes. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    sounds like you got alot done today, but even more tommorow /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif don't forget some pics and good luck /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    Im thinking about going up there this next monday, but its the busiest time of the year. PM let me know when you will be there.. Thanks jess
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    congrats, update us on how it goes /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    just got back from the dunes and have some pics of my truck.

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    when i first put the tires on, i though they stuck out too far, but it grew on me fast and i love it.

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    here is my front driveshaft, i was just waiting for it to pop out and start flopping around. it didn't even after catching a little air and flexing it out abit. there is 1.75" spline enguagement.
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    sorry, no pics from the dunes, forgot camera /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  6. darkshadow

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    is it two tone paint or is the top the only unrusted part of your body??? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
    sorry looks good though i like the tire spaceing too /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    looks good TJ... is that rust I see /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  8. big83chevy4x4

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    they are lighting holes, gives better gas milage /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    the REAL rust is only on the drive side, the pass side has almost no rust, just a rusty replacment door.

    BTW, here is what it did look like from the front
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    alot better i think /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  9. darkshadow

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    Re: findly, my lift is in

    eight right speed holes /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  10. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ok so i now know what to look for next time. Sorry I missed ya!
     
  11. big83chevy4x4

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    hey, no prob, wasn't there very long today anyway. i blew my bike up yesterday and that preaty much spoiled my weekend.
     
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    I like the new front look way more than the old front look. Looks good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    TJ, put that poor truck out of its misery already!

    just kidding man, looks good. a little bodywork, a 4" block out back, and she should be set.
     
  14. big83chevy4x4

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    TJ, put that poor truck out of its misery already!


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    ive been trying, but it keeps asking for more.

    yea it needs some body work /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    I have that same problem with my front drive shaft someday I'll order a new one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  16. big83chevy4x4

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    i may order one if i win the lotery, but for now, im just gonna retube it my self. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Just splice it.
     
  18. big83chevy4x4

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    what do you mean? just add tube instead of retubeing it? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  19. boggerless

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    i can't wait to wheel with you again(see what that baby will do),she was bad ass to begin with and now bigger. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif JR is almost done ,lets go trough that big water hole. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif i have three q jets now /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif one that ran ,one that i don't know about and one thats rebuilt. and the ignition module.we'll see saturday. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifyour truck looks tough as hell. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    thanks, i wanna see what it'll do in mud, it kicks at the dunes and on the street /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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