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Body Lifts... The Ugly Side

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:19 PM
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These are old pictures from a call I ran a few years back, just came across them again cleaning out the old computer... Kid hit a ditch, pretty hard, Truck stayed on its wheels... If I remember correct there was no rust or prior weakness in the frame, I think it was a combination of the extra leverage the body lift gave and using to small of washers on the kit... Just thought some of y'all would like the pictures. Kid was fine...

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:48 PM
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what did the bolts snap and the cab just fall off the frame. i had a body lift on my old dakota, my buddy helped put it on, and we put the washers on the wrong side in my bed, and it would move a couple of inches back and forth. eventually we figured it out, and i never had a problem since.
 
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I had a similar problem with a body lift it on a ranger that I lifted ,I ended up wrecking the truck(hit a tree) and it bent the body mount bracket on the frame and the cab cross members and that is when I vowed to never put a body lift on another vehicle over an inch
 
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by cumminsdad08 View Post
what did the bolts snap and the cab just fall off the frame. i had a body lift on my old dakota, my buddy helped put it on, and we put the washers on the wrong side in my bed, and it would move a couple of inches back and forth. eventually we figured it out, and i never had a problem since.
The washer and bolt head pulled through the cab mount if I recall correct. Glad you have not had any issues with yours, have you hit any trees or ditches with it?
 
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kid was fine except that there were turds rolling out of the bottom of his pant legs
 
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:32 PM
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I had a body lift on my 79 chevy stepside... stayed pretty solid.. Hardest part was riasing those saddle bombs (gas tanks) on the side so they didn't hang down.. I used a kit and Installed it to the instructions though.. Lots of off roading and it never shifted...

BTW: Note to those putting a lift in... DO NOT INSTALL IT IN THE GARAGE... (I'll let you guess what the outcome was)...
 
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:08 AM
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BTW: Note to those putting a lift in... DO NOT INSTALL IT IN THE GARAGE... (I'll let you guess what the outcome was)...

I would love to see some freshly finished lift pics from the garage, just after realization sets in.
 
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no safe to say i never hit anything with it, and i think i know where you are coming from with the garage thing too........
 
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I would love to see some freshly finished lift pics from the garage, just after realization sets in.
My buddy did that a few years back funny as hell. He was all happy with his new body lift like 3" I think it was pulled the truck in the garage and then he called me a while later and said got my lift on... said cool how is it bring it by let me check it out.... he said it looks awesome sitting in the garage cant get out. I LMAO went over there he was all pissed off the funniest crappin thing I ever seen. We ended up takin the tires off and rolling it out on floor jacks .
 
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So the kid INCORRECTLY installed a aftermarket part and its the parts fault...The exhaust was my 1st indication that something was amiss...
 

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