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Mechanical Clutch and Body lift???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Is this a doable mixture?? It always appears to me when I look at my clutch assembly that there is no way I could do a body lift on my K5. I was planning on a 1" body lift but I completely forgot about this little detail.
     
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    well, with the auto body lifts of 2 + inches you weld in a extra 2 inches. so i sont see why you couldnt do it to the clutch linkage.
    Grant
     
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    well, with the auto body lifts of 2 + inches you weld in a extra 2 inches. so i sont see why you couldnt do it to the clutch linkage.
    Grant

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    This is exactly what I did on my old K10, it had a 2" body lift with mechanical linkage.
     
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    I did a 1" on my 76. There was just enough adjustment to make it work. I don't like the new angle of the crossbar, but it still works.
     
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    I had a 3" body lift with mechanical linkage and it worked just not well. I have just resently converted to a hydro clutch.
     
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    I don't like the sound of that. If the clutch is like that I really won't like it. I think I will just install my new poly body mounts and go with that. I've been considering not using 38s to help the 44 survive and give a slightly better crawl ratio. 6" suspension and 36 TSLs with fender trimming is what she will get I think.
     
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    I have a 3" body lift and a mechanical clutch that works PERFECTLY.

    I had my buddy TIG weld-in the extra piece of auto tranny linkage into my clutch rod, you know, the one that goes from the pedals to the Z bar. It works GREAT! I was thinking of going to hydro clutch, but my pedals work so well now that I'm keeping them!
     
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    I have a 1" body and my clutch worked out all good, no problems!
     
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    I have a 3" body lift on my truck, and it had a mechanical linkage clutch, and it worked perfectly. I had to extend (lengthen) the push rod that goes from the pedal to the z-bar. No problem!
     
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    Yup me too, extened the pushrod to the Zbar by first cutting it in half then take a heavy gage piece of pipe the diamiter is just enough to slide over the rod. Make the pipe a bit longer that what you need so the rod can go into the pipe a bit then just weld it up and reinstall...worked great.
     
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    dont get me wrong I did have some problems with my linkage but only when the blazer got all twisted up for 90% of the time it worked great but it did get worse after the bod lift.
     
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    yeah I'm just not messing with it. Anybody here who has a mechanical clutch can you do something for me, look under the hood at the Z Bar area, when I press my clutch pedal down the frame pushes away from the motor, I want to know if this is something that may be messed up on my K5 or common.
     
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    I think it's messed up. My frame is cracked there and it still doesn't move.
     
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    alright thanks. maybe its time to look for a new frame and body.
     

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