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So how bad is this going to be

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Quackaddict, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    Plan on starting the 3/4 ton swap on Monday. No I am not getting rid of it and while I have the time. I will be doing a 3/4 ton swap and 6 in lift....to include all the fluids, brake lines, zero rate etc.

    I will be doing this by myself the directions for the lift say 5-8 hours.......hahahahaha no really. Gonna be a bear but I plan on taking my time and I have all the right tools and I know what I am doing.

    I figure 2 full days sounds right?
     
  2. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i think 5-8 hrs sounds about right.
     
  3. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    5-8 hours for just the lift sounds right. Add 1-2 for moving axles around and figuring some stuff out and taking your time.
     
  4. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    Assuming you have everything you need, and it's your first time, and you have air tools, 5-8 hours.

    Otherwise, 2 weeks.

    Or maybe I'm just slow...
     
  5. GotLabs

    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    X2, I installed a front d60 alone in 2 hours. Took me about 6 hours to remove a 12 bolt rear and install zero rates and a 14 bolt alone. Well, that was including soda(:D ) breaks. Its not hard if everything bolts up, I have air tools but generally only use my hand tools unless im feeling lazy.:laugh:
     
  6. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    Now it was partly due to weather problems but it took me 3 days to put a 4" lift on a Bronco (stupid TTB). I hated dealing with all the brackets and air chisel rivets and a air hammer factory bracket off. Never could have done without air tools but I hated that project. That is why I said my next project would be straight axles and leaf springs!!!

    Yes I have air tools I generally use them for deconstruction though.

    8-10 hours would be nice because I could get that done in 1 day.:laugh:
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    one word "Lubricant" soak everything the night before. If you are taking off the original hardware there is no set time frame. put anti-seize on everything new. you will thank yourself for it in the future. Good luck.
     
  8. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    PB Blaster is a god in a can!
     
  9. Quackaddict

    Quackaddict 1/2 ton status

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    yeah I got a can of that stuff sitting in my garage right now.
     
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    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    It is obvious you all live outside of the rust belt....Be thankful for that. The rust easily doubles time frames for projects like this....
     
  11. Disciples Performance

    Disciples Performance 1/2 ton status

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    subfan has got that right it took me 1 week of givn'r hard everyday after work 5pm - 12am torching old bolts and crap like that ur lucky that you prob wont have to fight that much with that stuff, but like they say LUBE the heck outta everything dude makes a HUGE DIFF! lol
     
  12. SkysTheLimit

    SkysTheLimit 1/2 ton status

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    I just spent 9 hours (with air tools and a friend and lotsa rust) putting a 6" lift on my K5. I only got the rear done. I was using WD40 but have since been schooled on the wonders of PB Blaster / Kroil. I could have done it in a few hours except for 1 bloody bolt which fused to the inner spring eye bushing. If I had a sawzall or a torch, I could have made faster work than using a 3" cut off wheel. :doah: Most things were done with hand tools but air came in handy disassembling.
     
  13. Chevy305

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    Doubles :haha: more like quadruples the time needed. I had to cut all of my leaf springs then cut through the spring eyes to get at spring bolts in order to cut them. 5 out of 8 of the bolts had to be cut. Also burn bushing doesn't smell that great :rolleyes:. For my 4" lift it took me about 3 weeks to do. It could have saved me a week had one of the factory spring hanger not rusted out to the point that I couldn't bolt a spring to it. I burnt out my angle grinder cutting the thing out and went through at least 7 cutting wheels on it. And it could have saved me a day had I not needed to drop the gas tank because it was in the way and too close to all the sparks from the grinder.


    I had a very fustrating time with the 30 or so years of salt corrosion. Even with my air tools
     
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    there is that four letter word again,,,,,,RUST,,,what the hell is this stuff you are referring too?????????:confused:
































    :D :p: :rotfl:
     
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    if the spring eye bushings even think about giving you problems, break out the sawzall. blade between the bushing and the hanger, and buzz em off. burn the rubber out of the bushing, and thendrive the outer sleeve out. took me about 20 mins to do the ones off of the 88 C2500 parts truck a month or so ago.
     
  16. Quackaddict

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    yup she is rust free, I got some sawzall blades just case:laugh:
     

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