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Has anyone with a 1" body lift...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by CK5, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Has anyone with a 1" body lift taken out the lift under the core support only? This would lower the front clip by 1" giving better visability, I would think you would have to modify the front fenders toward the bottom on the door side? Anybody do this?
     
  2. Silver84k5

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    nope but me and "UNCLE CRACKER" are gonna narrow the fronts of our rigs like ORD rig, and he dropped this idea in to the mix aswell........ so im curious about this aswell.
     
  3. muddysub

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    i think it would make the truck look really goofy personally.
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Seems like it might kink the fenders or messup the door jams (providing you use doors) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

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    Has anyone with a 1" body lift taken out the lift under the core support only? This would lower the front clip by 1" giving better visability, I would think you would have to modify the front fenders toward the bottom on the door side? Anybody do this?

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    Proably trash the fenders at the door side.

    How about a Plexiglass hood insert. Move everything on the core suport directly in front of the driver and cut a veiw hole throught the core suport?
     
  6. CK5

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    I think it is doable by simply cutting the fenders on the door side?
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Or even easier, cheaper and more effective - why not install a cheap closed circuit TV. A black and white video camera mounted in the grill along with an inexpensive small B&W TV. Might want to check this out.
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Yes it is possible to do, but in my opinion it looks like crap. Buddy of mine did has his this way for about a yr then but the 1" body lift back.

    He had to trim the lower part of the fender so it wouldn't interfer with the doors, which in turn left an ugly gap at the top of the fender. He also had to modify the hood latch mechanism so it would latch properly(had to drill out the bolt mounting holes and move the latch forward, even then because of the more slight angle of the hood, it was always hard to get it to release).

    He did this on a 85 K5.

    Just my $.02
     
  9. gmule

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    I would remove the pucks from the front cab mounts on the tub and the core support. I think that would give the visibility you need. Or remove the fenders too
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Simple , narrow it and tube it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. boggerless

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    try lifting your seat 1",unless your too tall. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

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    try lifting your seat 1",unless your too tall. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    Thats what I done! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. muddysub

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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

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    try lifting your seat 1",unless your too tall.

    [/ QUOTE ] yea im considering this. ive got almost 4-5" above my head in the sub
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    i used to have a pillow in my old 2wd chevy because the seat was blew out.i'd hate to see steve trash his truck for nothing. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Hehe, yeah I will do that also, I would like to dove tail the front also. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    the pillow story was just a story to get people's attn; have you ever driven a vette, low hood and you still can't see crap. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    Yeah, my old roommate had a 69 and the seats sucked felt like I was in the reclined position.
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    i hate seat's like that. i don't see how the guy's around detroit drive like that all the time. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    i should fill all in.driving in (the D) as they call it here, ya'll gott's to lay low . so ya'll don't get shot. their some baddass rides here though. hell i love detroit or i would have left . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: Has anyone with a 1\" body lift...

    word dogg, i'm kidding. yeA RIGHT. A LIFTED SEAT IN THE TRUCK IS WORTH TWO SAWZALL BLADES IN THE BUSH. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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