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Blackbetty's 6" skyjacker lift Part 2.

Wow alright after a few long months of endless work and almost no sleep, i ordered the rest of the lift kit for my truck. It consists of the rear 6" leafs, shocks, sway bar bushings, new leaf shackles, rubber rockerguard and a grinder. Now i started on last thursday with this just by rippin the bed off grinding the rivets and removing the old shackles/towers. I pretty much have most of it done, all i have left to do is bolt the driver side leaf in, tighten every bolt down, replace the bushings, jack up the rear set it on the wheels and put the bed on. And then start savin up for tires!!!!! But im gonna have to make you guys wait till tommorrow for pictures! batterys died so theyre chargin. Heres a link to where it all started with the front. click me

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sweet cant wait to see progress
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Sounds good, looking forward to seeing some pics.
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bout time you get those leafs...
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Its going to suck having to wait for those tires, but I can appreciate and respect how much work you must have to be doing to buy these things!
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Its going to suck having to wait for those tires, but I can appreciate and respect how much work you must have to be doing to buy these things!

thanks dude, yea its gonna be killer cuz im still in school and my school hours are from 9-5 the march break was the golden week for me cuz thats where i made bout 650 bucks.....working from 8am to 8pm i havent been able to make enough money over jan and february and any money that i did make was minimal and could only buy so much stuff. hence why i was doing al the little mods now. ok ill stop my sob story but im happy that i made it this far.
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bout time you get those leafs...

lol hey its not easy bein 18 and havin to work to pay for eveything.
after five there will be pics only because im alone now and dont have ne one to help me lift the bed off.
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lol hey its not easy bein 18 and havin to work to pay for eveything.
after five there will be pics only because im alone now and dont have ne one to help me lift the bed off.
i hear ya....it isn't easy to be 22 and work for everything.........

you should get you "superhuman" **** out there and lift that bed off....
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haha i never said it was. but if i tried it could get dangerous....and its on jackstands untill later so its gonna look ugly lol and i could possibly break somthing which i rather not do seeing how i spent so much money already this is where a nice decent garage would be nice so the bed could stay off till its entirely done.
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alright heres a teaser...i have to go class in five mins.



VV there is the frame all cleaned up.

the next two you can see the axle is on the ground and the leafs are touching the axle! im gonna have to do some serious lifting to put those wheels back on.
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looks good.....leave those blocks out to keep your truck level......
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thats what my intent was from the get go.
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sorry guys no pics yet, its absolutley pissing rain outside and thundering like no tmw. so yea no pics.
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UUUUUPPPPPPDDDDAATTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEE!!

haha so i managed to bolt everything together yesterday and set her on the rear wheels. now the bed isnt going back on yet just yet cuz im still waiting for the sway bar bushings. i had the joy of doing this in the stupid rain. it was on and off but still annoying.



leafs, axle and shocks bolted up.


the new shackles i got from ford, and new hardware from brafasco.


thats how high the drum sits off the ground bolted to the axle.






here she sits on the rear wheels (:




thats about 29 3/4" from the ground to the bottom of the frame.






new brake lne.

and thats it for now. more pictures sunday cuz ill be busy for the next three days.
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verry nice, should be a great setup.. i love TTB

just a tip though...

always tighten the shack through spring bolts with the weight on the wheels if you tighten them when the truck is in the air the springs will be in the wrong positions on the bushings and will wear them out faster.. and will limit your articulation...

o and that rear sway bar doesnt do much i took it off my 94 right away and as long as i had the front one on it really ddint make a difference.. but with the front one off, that was a whole different story

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Did you move the front spring hanger foward? The shackle is definitly not sitting at the stock angle and from those pictures it looks like the bump stop is not lined up with axle anymore (like the axle is now moved foward too).
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Did you move the front spring hanger foward? The shackle is definitly not sitting at the stock angle and from those pictures it looks like the bump stop is not lined up with axle anymore (like the axle is now moved foward too).


i didnt notice that.... and no i didnt move anything forward, i guess that explans why the front shock hits the sway bar....ill look at it saturday, im busy working all day tmw so i have no time. thanks for point that out tireiron.
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no problem, I just hope they didnt ship you the wrong springs... if you have the old ones there measure from the eye hole to hole in a straight line and check that measurement to the new springs, they should be the same length (or within a 1/2 inch or so)
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I think it's just the fact that the rear end has no weight on it. You noticed when he put tires on it and set it down the shackle moved towards where it should be, and with the bed on it'll push the rear end down even further and correct the shackle angle. As for the bump stops, the rear end would move back when compressed because the front hanger is stable, so when you put the bed on it should line up better because the axle would shift back. I say you put the weight of the bed on it and make sure everything's lined up to make sure you got everything right, which I think you do. Just my .
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