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Sure i have a question but a cool video too!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by B_to_C, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. B_to_C

    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    ok so about a week ago i posted asking what i can do about my front bumper flexing separately from the body and taking out my side markers every time i go off-roading. the answer was: get new body mounts. ok, fair enough.

    i want to put on a 2" body lift anyways so i might as well do it all in one shot. the question is... can i realisticly do this in one weekend? this is a northeast truck so it's got all the rust issues. AND i do NOT have a welder, torch, ginder or any other good stuff. i basically have a ratchet set and a floor jack. should i even get myself into this?

    Oh yea...the video, this shows what i'm talking about with my bumper flexing with the frame and hurting the body.... go to 5:13 on the video that's where my 15 seconds of glory are. http://www.nerdfancy.com/movies/carnage1019.WMV

    this was a trip my club took this past sunday to Carnage Canyon north of Boulder, CO.
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    WOW!..... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Something is WAY wrong with your body mounts....no doubt about that.

    Your bumper is wiggling around even just driving over the simple little bumps, and gets freakishly twisted over the actual rock obstacle!!!

    Can't help you on estimating time to replace body mounts. Honestly, it doesn't sound like you have much of a tool selection, which usually means everything will take a LONG time.

    If you were only swapping mounts, it would be less risky as a weekend project....just loosen up what's there, and slide the new mounts in place. Once you do a body lift, you HAVE to get the whole body disconnected AND deal with all the "little stuff" like fan shroud interferences, shift linkage problems, etc. That stuff can eat up a weekend in a hurry, even with proper tools....
     
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    RATAH 1/2 ton status

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    Very cool video
    Heeps aint so bad after all
     
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    You have the outer bumper brackets on right?
     
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    I wouldn't start the project yet... I don't have much for tools either but my truck is not my daily driver but I do have a grinder! The grinder is always my backup or frustration dissipater! Lol /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    holy moly..and i thought my front clip was all over the place!! take a look at those mounts im willing to bet theres basicly nothing there...and yea..do you have the outer brackets on that bumper? on my truck the bottom retainer and bushing are gone do to rust..found this out offroading myself..i went over a bump and BAM my whole front clip bounced up in the air..kinda scary..either that or i bounced them out after i got the truck. but ive never seen twisting like that!
     
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    dude your bolts are either not there or the mount is rusted out. That is completely disconnecting the body from the frame.
     
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    Thats nasty man!
     
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    You need to feed it more, its hungry, keep rocks away from its mouth
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    ...never took the outer brackets off, then again i never took the body mounts off either. thanks for the advice guys /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifCool vid. It is kind of funny the only truck on the vid that broke was a ford. I don't know if i should admmit to this but i do like jeeps too. But i agree with the others that is way to much body to frame flex. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Your frame may have a crack in it for it to flex that much /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Put in on a ramp and flex it to see where the movement is coming from /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    if you dont have a torch and a grinder you shouldnt do the bodylift yourself take it to a shop where they have the proper tools and make them give you a flat rate so if they have problems they cant charge you more. im not saying your incapable of doing it yourself but if there is rust you are screwed without the right tools.
     
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    It's gone... I try to find cool videos... and they are taken offline... :-(
     
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    B_to_C 1/2 ton status Author

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    yea the vid was taken offline....haha apparently it was getting over 300 d/l's a day and was in over 30 message boards....one wasn't even in english! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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