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Old April 29th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Taking out a body lift.

I've never been a fan of them, and I want to take mine out of my 84 stnd cab pickup. Just wondering if there are any other things besides the blocks that I have to remove?

I've looked around for a list of parts that they come with, but havent been able to find one. They just show crappy generic pictures that they show with every body lift.

Any help would be apreciated.

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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #2
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You might need to remove either radiator or fan shroud drop brackets.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #3
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Steering shaft spacer?
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I thought of the steering shaft extension, but didnt know of anything else.

I've never seen one, bought one, or helped install one. So I have no idea what they consist of. I was still trying to read up after I posted this, and couldnt come up with much more then what you just mentioned.

I'll probably just go at it this weekend and work it all out as she goes. The beds easy, I bobbed a bed I bought from a junk yard over a weekend and made my own body lift and put it all together myself. I can use our lift to do the cab, and just work slowly. Get a buddy to help me out probably.
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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #5
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With the steering shaft, it actully is two peices and slides. Theres these little pins that go though the 2 to make them not slide. All it is a matter of doing is drilling those out and sliding it back to the stock lenght and putting new pins in. Real easy to do.

Just take the shaft out before you lower the cab back down. Finsh all that up then mesh with the shaft after to get it right. Should be pretty easy.

Not to hard to make a new one either though. Just made one for my 85. Moved the steering box bout 3in forward when i did my cross over and moving the axle forward.

But yea just the steering shaft and dont know if you have the radiator relocator brackets on there. Those are real easy to.
And if its a auto theres a drop bracket on the bottom of the cab for the shifter linkage. If its there it will stand out to you.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #6
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Maybe the brake lines where they come down to the frame.Depends on how much ya had and where your going to.
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Yeah, its a 3 inch lift and I just dont want it there. Its not doing me any good, I already have a 4 inch suspension lift, and a body lift is just giving it a higher CoG. I only ever plan on running 35's at the biggest, unless I go 4-link and fullwidth.

I looked around and it seems like thats all that there is to change is the steering shaft extension. Theres no radiator relocators, or really anything else I noticed that will get in the way.

The only thing that sucks is that its recommended to have a 2 inch body lift when I swap to a 4.3l (when the 22RE blows. Hopefully a while from now.)

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The only thing that sucks is that its recommended to have a 2 inch body lift when I swap to a 4.3l (when the 22RE blows. Hopefully a while from now.)
A guy Roadhouse and I used to wheel with put a 4.3 Chevy in his '85 4Runner. I am pretty sure he didn't use a bodylift.
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Old May 1st, 2008, 06:09 PM   #9
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Its possible to do just makes it harder to do and possibly having cut for room
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anthother 2 things you need to check is that there might be a gas filler extension on. and at least on the first Gen. s10s the shifter is a solid rod instead of a cable so either you might be able to losen the ajustment bolt near the transmission or youll have to take it out. cut it back down and reweld it...ive put a 3" one in my blazer cuz when i bought new rims and got tires put on...i would take a turn and hit in the fenders...
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Forgot bout that. Your truck should have a longer hose on the vent, bout the size of a coolant hose. Your main filler hose in stock form is long enough to reach it strechs. So you'll have to cut the vent tub down to the right length but the filler neck will work.

Is your truck a stick or auto? If stick your fine dont have to do any thing, auto might have the drop bracket like i said above
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Forgot bout that. Your truck should have a longer hose on the vent, bout the size of a coolant hose. Your main filler hose in stock form is long enough to reach it strechs. So you'll have to cut the vent tub down to the right length but the filler neck will work.

Is your truck a stick or auto? If stick your fine dont have to do any thing, auto might have the drop bracket like i said above

No worries about the filler neck. There was no bed on it when I bought it, so I cut it down some and made a mount for it. Its still on that mount, just inside the fender well until I managed to make it to Gas Tank Renew to get a new line for the actual filler neck.

But I'm gonna do it this weekend. Dont really have any friends that are going to be free to help me out, so its gonna be an interesting show trying to do it myself :dunie:

I'll also be making a new rear bumper, cause the one thats on it is a little too rigged for my liking.

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 03:16 AM   #13
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I use 2 hi lifts.Just take it slow.
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I installed mine by myself. They say it takes a half day to do with 2 ppl but i think i did the whole thing in 3 hours on my own...it shouldnt any harder to get it out...so you should have to many worries...just like incogrhino said...just get some lifts on it and itll be all good.
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I'm one of the lucky few who have a two post hoist in the garage, so it will be a breaze really.

Thanks for all the tips guys.
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