I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Body lift question/problem-UPDATED!.
What is it with Zuks? It only (ONLY!) took me 14 hours today to put the measley 2" body lift on, and that was with the online instructions posted previously.
I made my own lift blocks, got the bolts (6 of which were too long anyway, good thing I had shorter ones laying around), and the stud extensions. Finding all the stuff did take about 4 hours, but that included meals, driving (anywhere up here takes a minimum of 45 minutes due to the remote location), and "getting psyched" to install the lift.
I used the Hi-Lift and scissor jack, and nothing went right.
By the way, I have some diamondplate rocker guards to sell cheap, the previous owner decided to pop rivit them into rust, so guess what popped off when I put the Hi-Lift underneath?
All of the bolts came out fine, but very few went back in OK. After fighting with it, they're all in and bolted down.
Here are my questions.
1) What do you do about the fuel filler? It's not even contacting the metal filler piece. How do you extend it?
2) The steering shaft. I drilled out the 4 plastic pieces, right down to bare metal, and soaked it with PB Blaster, but it wouldn't move, even with a hammer. After the lift, I see about 1" of new section from under the firewall, so I know the shaft is not expanding. How do I "help" it along?
The front brake line was fine, but I'll drop it more anyway. It sure looks a lot more normal with the body lift in place, the 32" Swampers don't dwarf it anymore.
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