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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2003, 09:23 PM
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International Truck Lift for 73\'

I have finally succeeded in lifting my truck. It took me a while but with a little bit of work and a friend I did it.

The total lift is around 5 inches or so... maybe more

For the front

I went to the junkyard and found an old 2 wheel drive Dodge van with a solid axle type suspension with super arched springs. When I installed the springs the way they were I thought my truck would sit really high, but I underestimated the weight factor of a 3/4 ton truck with a 392. This in effect made my truck sit lower. Next what I did was disassemble both spring packs from the dodge van and start mix and matching leaves from my old pack. Next I installed the springs with my 8" long (braced) shackles. and found that the shackles hit the frame. Fortunately International used the same frame for 2wd and 4wd trucks so all I had to do was grind off 8 rivets and move the shackle hanger back to the second position to complete my lift for the front anyway. Now I need longer brake lines which I just need to install, and to extend my drag ling and put a heim joint on the knuckle end for a better angle for steering.

Rear lift...

I installed custom machined 5.5" tall solid alluminum blocks, and a shackle reversal with the stock hardware. I then needed a longer brake line which fortunately a Scout II 4" extended line worked with a couple line adapters.

Now for opinions, questions, or comments from the peanut gallery.

P.S. I bolted all shackle hangers back in place with brand new grade 8 3/8 bolts with washers on both sides of the frame, lock washers and nylock nuts.
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