Started off, decided to do it out on the driveway instead of in the garage. Its been super nice the last 2 days being around 75 so it just felt much better to do it out in the open instead of cooped up in the garage where it was hotter.
See who says a chevy isn't good for something lmao. But really it was my other truck that dad decided to total out a month or so back, so now we just use it as a tool haul to get around the farm and stuff instead of having to go back and forth to the garage. So just loaded it up with my portable compressor and everything I needed and went on my way lol.
Decided to take off the bed. Probably would have been alittle faster to keep it on and I can just lift it up with 1 arm and slide the block out but this way it made it alot easier to gain access to the gas fill extensions and the rear bumper.
Took the front and rear bumper off, like I stated above for those that decided to do the body lift, make sure you put some type of anti seize on alot of the bolts, steering extension, etc because I about killed myself on them all doing this by myself, even with power tools, pb blaster, heat, etc. Also on a side note im very happy with the new flexzilla green air hoses, alot better than the standard ones who always seem to eventually tear where it is bent alot, especially where it meets the metal ends.
Then started on the interior, pulling up the floor, taking out passenger seat, taking off the shifter, cup holders, and manual extension which sucked just as much taking it off as putting it on. Theres just hardly any room up under the cab around the tranny, transfer case, front driveshaft, etc to really move well without tearing your hands and arms up constantly.
Then decided to take a break, see what my helper was doing, and wished I would have went down to the pond and went fishing instead lmao.
Finally ended up putting the bed back on and started on the front, taking off the brackets for the radiator, cover off the bottom, putting stock rubber inserts back on, etc etc. FYI the metal wire in the picture doesnt stay there, I just put it there to make sure that line was out of the way when raising and lowered the front, its now cut off and back to normal.
On a side note, for those of you doing body lifts by yourself, the front core support bolts were always a pain in the *** for me being that the bolt just wants to spin and you have to hold the nut on top and crank on the bolt at the same time. Found a good way to be able to hold the nut with my rachet against the frame and use the impact to get it out. Worked rather well.
Ended up putting everything back up in the garage, only thing left to do is do final tightening on the bed bolts, do the front core support bolts (i dont know how well the stock ones are going to work beens the body lift calls for you to drill out the front bushings some, so hopefully that works out fine) and finish putting on front and rear bumpers and rear hitch, and tighten up the fuel neck again. More pics to come.