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Trent...if ya'll need help tomorrow, just call a dwb brotha up. I'll jet over there no problem. lol.
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I think we should just have a nationwide body lift meet, see if we can a new record for the most done in a day. haha
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did you spray paint your axles and stuff? im thinking of doign that to mine..
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Ya I did, looks a lot better. Trucks still stock height in the front...cab bolts came out like butter but can't get the core support bolts to come out for the lift of me.
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ehh you'll get them out.. eventually... yeahim going to do the same with mine tommorow going to spray paint mine up, what else did you spray paint dude? you just use spray paint for metal from the hardware store? Your truck is looking awesome, also how long did it take you to install the bl so i know what im in for :D

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I just used some Rustolem black. The BL took my 5 hours Thursday night for the bed and then 2 hours today until we got stuck. If I can get those bolts out I only have like a hour-2 left. You could do it all in a afternoon if you knew what you were doing and everything went smoothly.
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cool sounds good i was going to have "omegaranger" probably help me do it come fall-ish when i buy it. What is rustolem black spray paint is it just paint that keeps the metal from rusting? Where can i pick some of this stuff up too? thanks man
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Yeah its something like that lol, any hardware store will have it with the spray paint, its a major name brand. Its like 3.50 a can I think
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alright sounds good dude ill pick some up tommorow when i can move again lol, climbed a crazy mountain today and im beat. thanks though also, would you recomend doing like the sides of the frame underneath? mine arnt rusted yet but i think it would look a little better if i can some paint under there befor it starts? thanks again
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Paint whatever you can hombre. I painted everything I could get paint on
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yeah i just wanted your opinion on it and im gunna do it! thanks bro. hardware store here i comeeeeeeeeee :-D
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Mine finally came yestereday. I think I might do the bed today!?!?!
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Wooo hooo got one out, I'll attack the other one after dinner. 17 buck harbor freight grinder ftw! I should have it put back together before the night is over!
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is there a lot of rust ?
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wow i cant believe i missed this thread 4 days ago... and its still not done
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Trent WTF man your not done yet...what the hell!
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is there a lot of rust ?
Oh god yes, I had to use a pipe wrench to break the bolt out of the bushing. about 1/2 of the bolt was competly rusted on to the bushing, I broke 1/2 of the threads left. I'm almost done, ran into another sang, the cab bolts won't screw in lol.
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just got mine finished... didn't go real smoothly but got it done. Let's just say I don't have AC anymore...
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just got mine finished... didn't go real smoothly but got it done. Let's just say I don't have AC anymore...
Oh I can right a book on not going smoothly, I had to call Shane like 4 times tonight. Its finally done though, I'm never doing one again.
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this is not very re assuring lol
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now i dont wanna do one.........
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His truck has a hard time getting a lift.....mine has a hard time going through clutch components.....each truck is a lemon in it's own ways. lol.

Oh and Trent, be sure to check fan to shroud clearence...and fan to a/c line clearence...bend 'em if you have to. Don't pull a cory. lol.
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darn trent, i was hoping next time your were down here you could help me with mine!
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I made the same mistake as Cory, Checked everything but the ac line.. Had a machinist buddy of mine just make a barbed like piece to reconnect the lines and then hose clamped it twice on ethier side, been working fine ever since and that was alomst 11 months ago.
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Checked everything and I'm good to go. It wasn't bad, I just choose to not follow the instructions the entire time lol. I had to take out all the blocks and lower it to get the radiator off of the lower mounts, it fell back in when I was jacking the truck up and I forgot to check. By far the core support bolts were the worst, mine were rusted together, probably because oh going thru puddles without a bumper on lol. I'll defn help someone out if they need it know, it really went super smooth besides a few couple things. Big thanks to Fx4wannabe01, redneckstone and rangerextreme I highly doubt I would have been able to finish this without their help.

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