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Installing a Body lift tomarro

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5freak44, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys i got a couple if small questions about the 3" body lift im putting on tomarro.

    1. The auto shifter linkage. I know i have to extend it with the 3in provided, but do i extend it in the top middle or bottom of the linkage?

    2. The steering shaft, i know i have to drill out the small plastic dealies but will i need to do anything else after the lift is done? Or do i just take out the plastic things holding it in place, and drive off?

    Thanks again guys, i really hope i dont run into too many problems

    :)
     
  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I installed one on an 87 blazer for a friend.

    The extension was welded near the top. Be sure to scribe it so that the bent section has the same orientation after it is re-attached.

    I just drilled out the plastic whathoosits, and left it at that.
     
  3. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    thanks man

    and if there are any things youall can think of that i could run into plz let me know.

    im doing the whole project at school, and i want it done asap so i can have a car this weekend.

    Ive worked out all the bolts ahead of time so that will not be a problem and the bottom of the fan shroud is gone.

    I will be using a hydrolic 4 point lift with some 5ft 4x4s.

    I hope it goes smoothe :P

    Thanks again

    Deuces.
     
  4. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    It was pretty easy overall. Other than the rusted bolts and body mounts. It took 3 days total because of all the welding and cutting we had to do.
    I have installed 10-12 bodyllifts and this one was the biggest PITA ever. Way more rust than expected.

    It sounds like you should have it pretty easy if you have already loosened the bolts and have a 4 point lift to help. Good luck.
     
  5. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    u think 5 hours will be enough?
    im kinda thinking i wont be able to do this by this weekend. i have 2 hrs tomarro
    and 2 hrs friday and like an extra hr after school if i need it. the only cutting and welding i have to do is the steering linkage. you think i should wait until monday next week so i wont be stuck w.o a car over the weekend?

    thanks
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Your putting a bodylift on a car?:grin:
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Oh yeah, I thought you were planning on doing this a while ago? Anyways... watch you don't tip the body over when you lift it up to put the pucks in.
     
  8. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    im sorry steve i guess the correct term is automobile. lol

    im using a 4 point hydrolic lift so that wont be a problem
     
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    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Woah! You must have a gooood school! We dont have a lift here...
     
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    I had to remove my gas tank to install mine, not sure if youll have to but you may want to prepare for that, not hard just rusted bolts that can be a pain. Mine is an '89 and i couldnt beleive how rusty the bolts were, especially considering nothing on the truck is unusually rusty, it took me 2 days to install mine:mad:
     

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