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Project "UAV"-no body lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by johnnyK5, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. johnnyK5

    johnnyK5 Registered Member

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    Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    Project "UAV" in the Project vehicles" section does not note any body lift. Is this true? As far as tire contact goes- Is there a concern about putting too much pressure on the rear inner fender well? - I'm stock running 33's and I worry that my tires rub too hard against them now! I'm going to lift to fit 37's and I want to get all the correct clearance issues.

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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    I'm in the proccess of installing a ORD 1" body lift right now if I can get off the computer. I also have rear wheel spacers so my rear wheels don't even come close to rubbing the rear at all.

    Steve

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    Should I be concerned if I use...say... a 6" spring lift with 37x12.5x15 Goodyear M/T's ,no body lift, and fender trimming like "UAV"? Is there any special trimming done on yours or is it just like I see it? It looks like on the front you just trimmed back to the inner fender.

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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    That should be more than enough, here is what I did to my innner front fenders: <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/fendercut>http://coloradok5.com/fendercut</a>

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    Cripes! That was fast. lol

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    Re: Project

    Thanks for the photos. It sounds like my lift project just got less complex! Heres my list of mods:
    Front - 4" Skyjacker softride springs, ORD 2" shackle drop, and ORD greasable bushings.
    Rear - 2" Skyjacker softride springs, ORD 4" shackle flip kit and ORD greasable bushings
    37x12.5x15 Goodyear M/T's on my 15x8 wagons.[​IMG]

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    it must have taken a few beers to finally take a cutter to your turck, I need to but just can't seem to take a sawsall to it.

    Whats wrong with big and wide?
     
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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    I must admit the first cut is the hardest, I didn't want to do it but so glad that I did, now I love to hack it, in fact I plan on cutting out the rear wheel well so I can fit 39.5's.

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    Steve, (or anyone who has trimmed fenders)
    What did you do to the sheet-metal after cutting it (from a rust point of view). Did you clean the edges after saw-zawing with a file, sander, etc. and what did you do for primer/paint. I plan on hacking someday and want to get some ideas. Thanks

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    We hacked mine pretty good when installing my Cut-out fender flares. We cleaned up the cuts with a sander and then sprayed some good old fashioned rustoleum on them to protect the exposed metal. Of course, since I was installing the flares, my cuts didn't even have to be that straight.

    As far as getting the nerve to cut, I didn't want to cut my nice, clean sheet metal. But, on my first wheeling trip in these supposedly non-flexing Rough Country springs, I chewed the snot out of my front fenders! I was lucky I didn't cut a tire. Not too mention crossing a ravine can get quite interesting when the tire is shoved so deep into the fender that you can't steer!

    So, after that, it was EASY to trim my fenders!

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    Re: Project \"UAV\"-no body lift?

    After the cut, I got some white Rustolym and sprayed a bunch on a piece of cardboard then used a paint brush to coat the cut. Could have used some out of a can but that would have been the easy way.

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