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Body Lift Help ASAP

Me and yellow_edge_4x4 are doing my body lift tonight. We are unsure of which bolts go where. Their are 5 diffrent lengths. Were working on the bed now and going towards the cab. Also how do you do the gas filler neck? Read the instructions and were lost.
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You guys are nuts! There should be two different lengths, not 5. And I believe that the longer ones go in the front of the bed. Don't quote me though. The gas filler neck is a PITA! You have to cut it in half and put the metal extension in and use hose clamps to secure it.
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the instructions tell you where the differnt length bolts go, and for the gas filler and vent tubes you cut the hose and insert the extensions.
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hope this helps
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the instructions tell you
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If i remember correctly there are 3 sizes set them all next to each other and then read the instructions again!!! Then decide what sizes are what then oh wait read the instructions until you know exactly what you are doing.
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Thanks guys I appreciate it
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at a stuck point how do you remove the shifter??
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take the **** off you might have to pull quite a bit to get it off or just take the screws from the cup holder off and lift a little so you can see the shifter jam nut and loosen it and take the whole thing off.
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the filler extension is BS. i didnt use an extension on mine.(not that the one included fit anyways lol) just loosen the hose clamp, pull the rubber hose out a bit, and tighten it back down. viola!
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take the **** off you might have to pull quite a bit to get it off or just take the screws from the cup holder off and lift a little so you can see the shifter jam nut and loosen it and take the whole thing off.
We Have been at this all day so if you could please explain this method that would be awesome
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for the bolts the biggest ones go in the bed, next to biggest in the rear of the cab and in the front and the smallest ones go at your feet in the cab, as for your shifter problem i cant help you i'm an auto guy
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Look at this. It will guide you with pictures and tell you bolt lengths.
1998 Ford Ranger Body Lift Install

it is done on a 98 but works on 98+ trucks since its basically the same thing
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Well get got all the bolts figured out. We tryed taking the slip bolt out for the shifter the way they tell us and it getting no where. We stripped the bolt already trying this. Any help would be great.
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put the nut back on the side where you took it off, just on the tip almost flush with the end of the stud. the use a hammer on that and drive it out.
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put the nut back on the side where you took it off, just on the tip almost flush with the end of the stud. the use a hammer on that and drive it out.
so put it on the pass side and hammer it?? wont that strip the threads??
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Everything I have read online says to take the nut off the pass side put on driver side and tighten. On the driver side it has maybe 4 full threads showing.

Im stumped. Why could ford make this thing easy?
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well you put the nut on the end so it wont dammage the threads then you hit it with a hammer, the stud is pressed into the shifter handel and thats whats holds it tight. its not threaded in the shifter handel.
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ok if you put the nut on the drivers side and tighten it should come loose, but only if you strip the threads then you use a hammer.
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So nut on pass side hit with BFH and it should come out right.
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^ yup
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Ok thanks
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maybe a lift isnt for you ha ha
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Its not for me. LOL just trying to help a friend out.
We should be good now if we dont run into problems again. It was getting late last night and we wernt thinking straight.
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so did you get the shifter off? lol
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so did you get the shifter off? lol
Dont know hes at his place im at mine. I might be going over their later to finish up.
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This took me and a friend 16 hours with tons of procrastinating. For the shifter, I just trimmed around the cupholder and the plate under it, and the access plate under that to make it work. Looks stupid but I'm jut going to get some kind of boot or cloth to put in place of the old shifter boot to make it look clean.
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