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Getting ready to install lift.....anything else I might need?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TexasBlazerBoy, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. TexasBlazerBoy

    TexasBlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    • Safety glasses
    • Clean underneath Blazer
    • Soak all bolts/nuts that will be removed, worked on
    • Cut 2x12 for jack stands base
    • Get size for sockets
    • Tools
    • Brake fluid/Brake cleaner
    • Rear bushings
    • Primer
    • Black paint
    • Loctite/Grease
    • Jack
    • Jack stands
    • Cutter/Grinder w/ extra wheels
    • Torch?
    • Wire brush/wheel
    • C-clamps
    • BFH
    • Vise
    • Replace eye bolts front/rear?
    • Air compressor and attachments
    • Gloves, thanks gmc4cw
    • Lift, thanks gmc4cw
    • Friends and Beer, thanks gmc4cw
    • Sawzall and extra blades, thanks BizeeB65
    • Camera= for the thread on "How not to install your lift, by the original nOOb. lol, thanks BranndonC
    • PATIENCE, thanks blzd88
     
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  2. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    the lift.:D and gloves.

    and friends who work for beer.
     
  3. TexasBlazerBoy

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    Added to the list.
     
  4. BizeeB65

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    I had to sawzall a spring bolt to get my old springs out... so maybe a sawzall and a couple "torch" blades :D
     
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    Camera for the write up you'll do!
     
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    Patience lol:D
     
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    x2 and time. lots of it. if you think you can do it in 3 hours give yourself 3 days. then if you get it done in 8 hours you are ahead of schedule. you can do it quickly, but safely is what you should strive for first.

    if you step back at any point during the install and think "that could go bad and hurt someone." fix it. don't do anything that when you are doing it you are telling yourself "it's just temporary."

    an example would be using improper support on something that is jacked up while you reposition the floor jack.

    if you are tired take a break. light the area as if it's the surface of the sun. if it's bitter cold out, wait till it's suitable to work. a lift kit is not neccessary to get to work/school. it's something you want to install for fun. if everybody walks away with all their appendages then it was a good time.

    Plan your work and work your plan.
     
  8. TexasBlazerBoy

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    Thanks gmc4cw,

    I think this exactly how I plan on doing it. Unfortunetly it is only going to be 50 degrees this weekend.

    I just can't stand it anymore though, I have to start this, even if I do have to stop to warm up. I just can't wait anymore.

    I am goin to try to get everything imaginable set up before I even think of removing one wheel/bolt anything.

    Nice and slow is the way I want to do it. NICE AND SLOW.

    This totally goes against my way of doing things though. I always get excited and pissed when I can't get something done.

    I truly want to enjoy doing this, so I don't really have a time table setup for completion.

    Thanks for the advice guys.:bow:
     
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    Basiclly the more patience you have and the longer it takes the more trust you will have in it. You wont hear a wierd clank and wonder. Peace of mind afterwards is worth alot.

    Now get to wrenching and take lots of pics!
     
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    you poor thing.:rolleyes: :D it's 17 degrees here right now and they are predicting more snow coming.

    I would love to see 50 degree weather.
     
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    And I can't wait until we get to 17 degrees!
     
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    x2 buddy... workin outside in 17 weather sux.
     
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    yea same here 17 would be a nice heat wave
     

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