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Finishing up my lift - options?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Scrubby, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Scrubby

    Scrubby 1/2 ton status

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    This weekend I installed a 4" tough country lift on my '72 K5. It is all on there, and I like the way it looks, but I have the following problems now:

    1) Both my front and rear drivelines are too short. They almost bolt into the yoke, but are about 1/2 inch too short at full extension. Can I make this up by lowering the transfer case, or should I just go to a driveline shop and get these extended?

    2) Need new brake hoses. I have been reading the ongoing threads about the hoses from napa. Since I have a D44 upfront, I think I am going to go with some braided lines instead of modifying the napa hoses.

    3) My e-brake cables are too short now. I can get them to connect back up, but they rub against the rear spring a bit. What are my options here? Just lose the e-brake? Move the brackets on the frame down a bit?

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    You may want to lengthen the shafts if they are already extended and don't fit , so you don't push them through your transfercase . I have six months on stainless hoses and no problems yet . I have seen some pics of a member here who lowered their e-brake brackets with good sucess on a second gen , could possibly work on yours if its simillar . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. Bhintz

    Bhintz 1/2 ton status

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    the only thing I can tell you is about #1 I would get new drive shafts even if you drop the tcase youll still only have and inch to play w/
     

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