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ok i got my body lift in today and start reading the instructions and fliped out. I was yelling and curseing when i found out how much **** i ahve to disconnect..... So my ? is how much do i need to mess with and how hard r they to do and can it be done in a day??????? i need anwser asap cause i am goin to try and do it in my class at school since we have a lift. But i need the help like now!!!!!!!!
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Shouldn't take but a day to do a body lift. Bed should go by fairly quick. I've never done one myself, but I watched 2 friends do it in a one car garage in about 6 hours. Are you going to have any help?
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your gonna need help. BL's suck, especially when you cant get the bolts loose, or the mounts turn with the bolts. Grrr...

I literally used all of my POWER, in the position i was in, it sucked, Tommy was tryin to hold the spacer with a vice grip, and he couldnt really hold it. It SUCKED..





We took this pic, to act like Gwennie(Christians Girl) was doing something.

When in reality, we were about to give up.. haha
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hey... at least i got her to do something with the "twisting metal thing"...

one step at a time...
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lol i really hope this goes easy and yes i will have help well cause i was reading the instructions r saying i have to disconnect so many things my jaw droped. But i geuss my main thing is do i need to extend the gas fill kneck???? but other then that it should be simple right??? and do i need to extend or change anything else???? thanks for all the help
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the gas fill neck extending is a piece of cake...

what is not a piece of cake were the bolts in the cab, and moving stuff around in the engine bay to lift the cab...
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Yeah. That's where my friends had a problem. The cab and the radiator.
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your gonna need help. BL's suck, especially when you cant get the bolts loose, or the mounts turn with the bolts. Grrr...

I literally used all of my POWER, in the position i was in, it sucked, Tommy was tryin to hold the spacer with a vice grip, and he couldnt really hold it. It SUCKED..
Oh Man, don't remind me about those horrid bolts. Mark and I spent 2 hours trying to get the driver's side rear cab bolt off. Dang ring kept spinning despite me trying to hold it. Finall, Mark went to get more beer, and I tried rigging up something to hold the ring. One breaker bar, one wrench, and one clamp later, I had it off. Wasn't pretty, but I got the bolt out.
It wouldn't be so hard if the things weren't painted and rusty.
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thats all done its the ac line that has it stopped
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can u bend it under pressure though
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the bl lift will take a good full day and the bolts that hold the cab and bed on need to be heated with a torch from the bottom in order to get them out easily, other wise not even an impact wrench will get them out, I know the bottom is rubber but trust me, they wont melt, just heat them for about 10 -15 seconds, then turn them right out witha wrench.
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ok yea i got all the bolts out but the ac line is in the way of the motor i will take pics and show u guys what i am talkin about and heres the pics






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