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Lift kit for '68 Chevy truck?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLzr4x4ngkid, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. BLzr4x4ngkid

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    Lift kit for \'68 Chevy truck?

    My friend's brother just gave him a 4x4 Chevy truck. It has a '65 body on a '68 chassis. It's a pretty sweet truck too. A lot better than what he was driving and it's four wheel drive! We talked about lifting it, but I haven't seen anyone that makes lift kits for anything earlier than '69. Is there a great deal of difference between those years? I doubt we'll be lifting it soon, but I know within the next year he'll lift it and I figured we could start looking now. Let me know. Also, what kind of t-case would it have in it?

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    Re: Lift kit for \'68 Chevy truck?

    The rear springs are a different length on pre-69 GM trucks. Can't remember if they are longer or shorter. Custom spring builders can make springs, or you can move the hangers and use later model springs. The t-case should be the Rockwell/Timken T221. If the rear output is 5 to 6 inches lower than the input, that is the case you have.

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    Re: Lift kit for \'68 Chevy truck?

    If the rear springs are diffrent sizes then why not go with blocks? I've got one bout like that except its a 64' body on a 73 frame.


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    Re: Lift kit for \'68 Chevy truck?

    From what I've read that's a pretty cool t-case. Using it saves alot of rear end driveline angle issues :)

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    Re: Lift kit for \'68 Chevy truck?

    Use the springs for a '69-'72 and install bushings for your '68. That's how I lifted my 1960 GMC 4x4 Suburban. The front springs are the same length 44" I believe for 1960 thru 1972. The only thing to watch for is that Chevys used 2" wide springs from 1960 to 196???, whereas GMC used 2.5" wide front leaf springs from 1960 thru 1972. I used Superlift 6" front springs for my '60 Sub, and did not buy the Superlift bushings, instead I had Deaver spring install the stock type bushings.

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