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WHAT DO i NEED FOR BODY LIFT

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by madups311, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. madups311

    madups311 Registered Member

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    Hello, I hjave a 79 jimmy w/ 4" trail master suspension lift. I have just recieved my 3" body lift. Can any one tell me what I need to do this such as shocks and brake line extensions???

    1979 Jimmy 4" skyjacker, add-a-leaf, 35" M/T's, Body Lift purchased.
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    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think the shocks will be affected at all cos all your lifting is the body. I dunno about the brakelines though. I'll tell you what will need and thats PATIENCE. I just replaced the bushings on my blazer 2 weeks ago and I'm still cussing about it! I will never ever ever do that again.

    That jeep thing? Yah I understand it....... Like my Blazer? <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5>http://community.webshots.com/user/blazerk5</a>
    Jim
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Might need to lengthen some wires, maybe play with steering shaft a little to get it to hook up, 4wd shifter, shifter for trans if you have an automatic, lengthen the pipe for the gas filler......

    Basically, anything that runs between the frame and body may be affected.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    never done it but i understand that the fan shroud will have to be cut some at the bottom because the body is going up but not the engine and the linkage for you shifter if its a auto will have to be lenghtened (sp) hope this helps

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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    You have to weld in an extension piece for the shifter linkage (auto trans), the break lines coming out of the master cyl have to be streached downward, you will have to adjust the hose going to the gas tank from the filler neck, you have to melt out the little plastic pins in the steering shaft. The bumpers look goofy after a body lift (my opinion) because the body is now 3in higher so some people make brackets to compensate for this. You may have to adjust the tcase linkage, but I didnt with a 208c. Other than getting the rusty body bolts out and delaing with rotten bushings, that should do it!
     
  6. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    I did a 3 inch black diamond bodylift from warn. I also took some pictures. One advice is to get some of those knee-pads carpenters use. My knees whas hurting for weeks after I did mine. And my knuckles, and my eyes from getting crud in the trying to get the #@$%£ bolts off!
    Check out the pic's: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.espen88k5.alloffroad.com/photo.html>Takes some time to load these</a>

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  7. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

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    They were that bad eh? lmao [​IMG]
    -Aaron

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  8. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Every truck is a litle diffrent, all the wires, radiator hoses, brakelines running from the master cyllinder, filler hose was plenty long. But my fuel line running from the filter on the firewall(diesel) was to short. Also the emergency brake cable got to tight while lifting, so I had to release it while I was lifting.
    The rest should be in the instructions you got. Also do a search on bodylift. Somewhere in the arcives are some diagrams on the steering coulumn issues you might incounter as well as other replyes with good tips in them.
    Good luck! And start spraying bodymounts with the best rustloosner spray money can buy. Do that for atleast a week before you go at it.

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    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Buy some PB Blaster and soak all the bolts real good and think about replacing the body bushings while you're there ......... you won't want to do it later after doing it once !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

    <font color=purple> BOW CHICKA BOW WOW !
     
  10. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    *shrug* I dont even like to think about bodylifts this early in the morning[​IMG] It's 08:46 am here in beutifull ice-cold Norway. Nah! the bodylift is not that bad.[​IMG]

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  11. Greg72

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

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    Espen88K5.......


    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!

    I just found your photos of "Potato Salad Hill".....I think I peed my pants! [​IMG]

    That's really funny.....I think you should come up with a few more, and do an article for CK5...."Ways to have fun when you can't go outside"

    What a comedian.....[​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
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    When my son and I play with his toys, he's 2 years old by the way, he watches me and "copy" what I do. He has a lot of lifted pick-upp trucks and one really big one that's remote controlled. Well the other day we are attending this kid's birthdayparty and after the cake all the kids run around like redhaired stepchilds on speed, exept for my boy who is on the floor slowly climbing a bean-bag chair with a toy pick-upp he's found. Head tilted, stiff upperlip, eyes focused on the roling wheels. Then when he's almost at the top it looked like he hit a rut, rear tire bead blew out, and he rolls "slow motion" to the bottom of the hill.

    He makes me so proud.[​IMG]

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  13. madups311

    madups311 Registered Member

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    Notice the gin bottle near potato salad hill

    1979 Jimmy 4" skyjacker, add-a-leaf, 35" M/T's, Body Lift purchased.
    2001 Pathfinder LE Mile Marker Winch
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yes, I saw that bottle of gin there too.....I think I know the "inspiration" for those photographs now!!! [​IMG]



    -Greg72

    '72 K5 Blazer - 427BB/TH350/NP205/6" Lift/35x12.50's
    <font color=blue>See it here: </font color=blue><a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/albun38</a>
     
  15. Espen88k5

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    .....I think I know the "inspiration" for those photographs now!!

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Right you are.... actually I was cleaning out the refridgerator and was trowing perspired(sp, out of date?) potetosalad away, when I got the idea for the shots. I had just read about potatosalad hill and turkey leg etc on a web-site somewhere, and influensed by a couple of gin-tonics it seemed like good idea at the time. [​IMG]

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