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pics of my bodylift blocks as requested

i built some blocks for a 1" bodylift. here they are
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looks good..

you made em..as in cut em and weld in that piece of pipe for the bolt to side in..great fab work..great job...


IMO-should of capped the ends off to make it look soild
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I was wondering where the hell you got 1" BL
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yup, cut em, drilled em, and welded in the tubing to keep them from collapsing when tightened down.

cappin the ends would be alot of extra work for parts not many will see
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hey thats pretty cool... nice work!
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Did you have to extend anything? I'd like to know. bob
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sweet gumby!

i just wanted to see them mounted
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Looks good. Nice job
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I'm thinking of doing the same thing, lol -- only using solid 1" thick plate steel. I work in a steel mill, so the materials and cutting are available. I want to do round ones, but I can see really that's not necessary. It would be easier to just cut squares since they're pretty much out of sight.

Thanks for sharing that.
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wow, drillin thru 1" solid should be fun......NOT! not to mention the weight, dang!
mine are from 1x2x.120 rect HREW. cut 3" long. i measured the blocks from gay-briels PA BL and they were 3" round. thats why i cut mine 3"

no, you dont hafta extend anything. thats another good reason to only go with 1"
no shifter extension, no steering shaft extension, no grounds to extend, no brake lines to re-shape, no fuel neck to extend. hell, i didnt even hafta mess with the fan shroud
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Bah. Cut down far enough, they won't make enough weight to matter, lol. Drilling 1"? How about drilling 3" or 5" -- we make and fabricate steel from 1/4" to 5". That part is trivial where I am.
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looks pretty good.
nice fabricating job
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How about drilling 3" or 5" -- we make and fabricate steel from 1/4" to 5". That part is trivial where I am.
wow, my mill and bits would laugh at me
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Listen, I couldn't afford to have the junk at home I have access to at work! It's a good place to work if you fab stuff.
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did you have to use a longer bolt?
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Listen, I couldn't afford to have the junk at home I have access to at work! It's a good place to work if you fab stuff.

i hear that. i have no machines at home. i do all my fab projects in the shop at work. we build sprint cars and midgets all day long

yes i had to buy longer bolts
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Thanks, Chris. Great mod. bob
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Nice work. They look beefy
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good work gumby! always top notch, and no i still haven't talked to eric..... lol since i know you would ask
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I got to talking about my plans so much I forgot to say: very clean fab job. Definitely superior work and well designed.
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thanks guys! i appreciate the good words
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are those grade 8 or grade 5 bolts??? I work at Lowes, so I see them all day long, but those aren't zinc plated (or at least don't look to be, may be the camera).
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mine are grade 8.8 metric. the 10.9 metrics are about the same as a grade 8 SAE, and gold zinc'd as well.
these are zinc plated, but clear zinc like a grade 5 SAE

since they are primarily in tension, not shear, regualr grade bolts are fine for body mountings.
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How many are there under the whole body? Oh, yeah, how much for a set??
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How many are there under the whole body? Oh, yeah, how much for a set??
^^ Thats what i was going to ask!
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