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suburban body lift

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Frickenwirthles, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Frickenwirthles

    Frickenwirthles Registered Member

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    i just posted this in the garage, but you guys probably know more about this... the body mount above the rear tires, and the body mounts in the very rear look impossible to replace....what do i do??? i can't even seem to get the upper half of the rubber mount to slide down off of the bolt....so please....help! I need the suburban on saturday, so i'll either have to put it back together with, or without the new body lift, but i would prefer to do it with the lift, because dropping the gas tank is kinda a pain.
     
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    Those bolts you are talking about are actually spot welded to the inside cargo area. You'll have to cut the spot welds to remove the bolts.
     
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    thanks..but now another question.....the mount right about the rear wheel....does that go up through the floor also, i only have the carpet pulled back in the very rear right now....and also, what is the best way to remove them....i.e. what did you do?
     
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    Yes, they get installed from inside also. What I did when I did mine was after I cut the welds I used a air chisel(with a pointed tip for pushing)and the bolts pushed right out.
     
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    so i can't really see the tack welds...where/how did you cut them?

    btw....you really are a lifesaver
     
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    You'll have to pull the carpet completely back to the seat or completely out and I used a die grinder with a cut-off wheel. Best to just take the carpet out if your going to throw sparks :crazy:
     
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    thanks again muddy....i'm gonna go steal my buddy's air chisel, then go to town on it. thank you so much. this is why i love ck5!
     
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    Sorry to hijack the thread but do you have to do all of this cutting etc, if you are only replacing the stock rubber body bushings with poly?
     
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    If your only replacing the bushing, then no if you can jack up the body enough to get the old out and the new in. But IMO, I'd replace the bolts anyways, they've been there for how many yrs and how much road grime and rust is built up on them.
     
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    Yeah, I guess I should replace them.
     

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