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now before i get yelled at i used the search option and i cant find anything i am a new member but have been reading for a year or two now i finally have my first question i want to put a body lift on my truck i want to put a 3inch kit and was wondering if anyone with a 79 ford f150 has done this what they had to do if any modifications to its an auto i know noone likes body lifts but i already have a supension and want 40s
Although I'm not a fan of body lifts, I'll offer what I know. 1st, the bed is the easy part. 2nd, You may have to lengthen, or straighen out some brake lines to get them long enough. 3rd, Your 4x4 shift boot probably wont work correctly anymore due to the "shorter" shifter. 4th, Not sure what youre going to run into with the steering shaft from the column to the gear. 5th, Im sure you will have to lengthen the shift rod from the column to the trans. 6th, You will no longer be able to use the stock radiator shroud. 7th, Please don't be one of those guys who is too lazy to build different bumper mounts to keep from having the bumpers 3-4" too low....................That just looks hideous............
Let me add on: you are going to have to extend your fuel filler neck. Keep an eye on your wiring as well when you lift the cab. The shroud might be useable if you cut the bottom out of it to clear the fan. As for the short sifter, you will have to modify the boot and maybe open the hole in the floor a bit for proper movement.
__________________ Andy 2008 Expedition Eddie Bauer Arkansas Chapter Member
For the shroud to do it properly you should move the old one down and cover up the gaps at the top and at the bottom... that would be the easiest way if you ask me. Otherwise your talking about cutting it in half and then filling the gap between the fan and the top of the shroud and filling the gap at the bottom of the shroud and fliing the gap between the two pieces. Or you could make a custom fan shroud. Or you could get electric fans
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