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Well I ordered the blocks last week. In the process of ordering the bolts and washers. I read this entire thread, twice. I just want to make sure I have everything. Do I need nuts?

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i went with grade 10.9, other than that, looks good.

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Yeah...I posted 3 pics...you need to get on a computer and off your phone. lol.


Look at your truck right now...there's two crossmembers that support weight of the bed floor to the frame. You can see them through your wheel well. There's usually a sticky rubbery thing between the crossmember and the frame...the crush blocks go between the bed and the frame. The ones that come in the PA kit are approx 2x3x1...I figure you could just go ahead and use some steel stock measuring 2x1x1 and it'll do the same thing as the PA kit stuff does. Plus...it'll be better material as well.

I'll see if i can find a pic with a truck with crush blocks.
but i dont have a regular computer at work to use.
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^^ahhh that sucks!! You did ask for pics anyhow... lol.




Walter...that looks about right. See if they carry 3/16" thick 1/2x1.5 washers...That's what everyone should be using on their bed. When torqued, they dont bend like regular washers do. No need for nuts. You should tack onto your cart six 1/2" or 12mm washers for the bodybolts. I think 1 1/2" washers for the cab and core support might be a little too big....that size is generally for the bed. Just a thought...they might work. Those prices seem very reasonable considering I paid like $8 for just one 150mm bolt.
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Alright thanks Shane.
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its says that you don't need to extend any hoses or anytning for this. is that just sitting or are they good or even at full articulation?? thanks
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^^ They should be good since I didnt extend anyhoses with a 3in bl.
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^^What he said. plus...it's a bodylift...so only the bodymoves away from the frame. Only thing that would be of any sort of issue would be brake lines and breather lines that are attached to the suspension....and well......nobody has any trouble with those and the 3" bodylift...soo..... yeah. You're good to go.
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nohting needs to be moved with the 1 inch body lift. fan shroud looks close but i wheel all the time and never had any problems with it.
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I know shane, but o well. I ordered the blocks a day before I ordered the bolts. the bolts will be here tomorrowand the blocks haven't shipped yet. wth
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Tell me about it. I ordered blocks last Wed and they havn't shipped yet. I called yesterday and they said they would ship yesterday. Still no tracking number.
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well I got the pucks and bolts. I just have to finish making the crush blocks. I just need four blocks?
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I'm thinking about doing a 1" lift cause I don't feel like spending the time and effort doing all the other mods associated with a 3" lift. (I spent the last 8 years building an extremely modified Camaro, and am just sick of wrenching on vehicles.)
So if I'm understanding everyone correctly all I need is the lift spacers/hockey pucks and new bolts, right? Then just jack up the body and slide them in? No other real mods? I have a 5 speed so I'll have to do something about the shifter/console but thats it? No hidden mods or anything?
Anyone have any tips for getting out bed bolts that have been filled with bed liner?
How long does it usually take to do this lift?
My truck had aftermarket nerf bars that replaced the cab mount bolts with longer ones and mounted to those bolts. So i've already had those out before and replaced with longer bolts so that should save me sometime.
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I would go with the 1" P/A body mounts. I Got them last month or so from P/A. Just slacking waitin on a few more bolts and I will get it installed. The P/A 1'' mounts are only $1.99 each and I got them shipped in less than a week.
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I'm thinking about doing a 1" lift cause I don't feel like spending the time and effort doing all the other mods associated with a 3" lift. (I spent the last 8 years building an extremely modified Camaro, and am just sick of wrenching on vehicles.)
So if I'm understanding everyone correctly all I need is the lift spacers/hockey pucks and new bolts, right? Then just jack up the body and slide them in? No other real mods? I have a 5 speed so I'll have to do something about the shifter/console but thats it? No hidden mods or anything?
Anyone have any tips for getting out bed bolts that have been filled with bed liner?
How long does it usually take to do this lift?
My truck had aftermarket nerf bars that replaced the cab mount bolts with longer ones and mounted to those bolts. So i've already had those out before and replaced with longer bolts so that should save me sometime.


Yup....12 blocks and 12 new bolts. You may be able to reuse your already longer bolts elsewhere on the body if you wanna be cheap about it. lol. Just remember you'll need longer in-cab bolts than what's listed in this thread because of those step bars that replaced hte stock bolts.

As I said earlier, I had to trim the shifter console a little bit to clear the stock shifter, then shortly after I installed a Hurst short throw shifter.....that cured any and all trimming issues with both the 1" BL AND the 3" BL.

No 'hidden mods' would be needed...except for raising the front bumper and filling the rear bumper gap if you wanted to. I will add: I havn't had a fan shroud for quite some time...didn't have one when I did the lift. I don't recall any issues with the fanshoud and the 1" being talked about, but it is a possibility that you may have to remove the shroud and trim it a little bit to clear the fan...but as I said, I don't recall anybody needing to do this.


You've build that Camaro, so I can only assume you know what your doing and have the proper tooling. I did my 1" with a friend...was our first bodylift...and we got it done in a little over 3 hours in the driveway, on gravel. Using a mapp gas torch, impact, floor jack, and a block of wood.
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Yup....12 blocks and 12 new bolts. You may be able to reuse your already longer bolts elsewhere on the body if you wanna be cheap about it. lol. Just remember you'll need longer in-cab bolts than what's listed in this thread because of those step bars that replaced hte stock bolts.

As I said earlier, I had to trim the shifter console a little bit to clear the stock shifter, then shortly after I installed a Hurst short throw shifter.....that cured any and all trimming issues with both the 1" BL AND the 3" BL.

No 'hidden mods' would be needed...except for raising the front bumper and filling the rear bumper gap if you wanted to. I will add: I havn't had a fan shroud for quite some time...didn't have one when I did the lift. I don't recall any issues with the fanshoud and the 1" being talked about, but it is a possibility that you may have to remove the shroud and trim it a little bit to clear the fan...but as I said, I don't recall anybody needing to do this.


You've build that Camaro, so I can only assume you know what your doing and have the proper tooling. I did my 1" with a friend...was our first bodylift...and we got it done in a little over 3 hours in the driveway, on gravel. Using a mapp gas torch, impact, floor jack, and a block of wood.
Ok, thanks. I'll get hot after ordering me some bolts and spacers then.
So it sounds like after i get all the parts, I may need to watch the fan shroud but thats probably about it. I was going to order the shifter extension but if I can get by with trimming I just might do that. I assume the trimming has no down side and can't be seen when the console is installed, correct? I think it shouldn't take me too long to do this mod then as i've already battled all 4 of the cab mount bolts already so they should be easy this time. The big problem is going to be the bed bolts that are full of rhino liner.
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I beleive it was trimming to the console itsself....but the boot hides your trimming. it was very minimal...but like i said, it's been quite some time since I did the 1" on the truck.


Bedbolts...use a hole saw just bigger than the washers of the bolts. I believe 1 1/2" is what you'll need.
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I beleive it was trimming to the console itsself....but the boot hides your trimming. it was very minimal...but like i said, it's been quite some time since I did the 1" on the truck.


Bedbolts...use a hole saw just bigger than the washers of the bolts. I believe 1 1/2" is what you'll need.
Yikes, a hole saw. I was hoping some how I could cut them from the bottom worst case scenario.
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probably take about a day. thats about average for any body lift. but plan on a weekend just in case you have any issues with b olts and what not
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What do you have to do to install a BL? I would really like to do this but i want to make sure i can do it before i get into it.
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Ok so let me get this right for the 1in BL. Order the BB01 blocks (14) but what are those bolt specs you need??
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How do you get to the bolts? do you have to take out or bend over the flooring in the cab and remove the back seats? I already have all the hardware for this I just need to do it now.
This is my first BL.
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After completing a 1inch body lift on my 96 2wd w/ manual tranny without any additional mods being necessary, I've been wondering wether 2 inch body lift is the same or wether it requires any extensions for either shifter or steering or lengthening of hoses lines etc. Does any one know whats the highest you can go without extentions I know 3 inch kits come with extensions, would a 2 inch?

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would it be possible to run the 1" body lift on top of my 3" body lift already and clear 35's? just a thought
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^^not very smart. But, people stack hockey pucks. So anything's 'possible'
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