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Old 12-02-2004, 11:23 AM
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Unhappy 1971 Chevy Truck PLEASE HELP

Hey guys, i own a 1971 chevy 1/2 ton 2wd c/10. The problem is i am an offroad enthusiast and i cannot find lift kits or part for my year truck anywhere! If you guys have any information or know how to lift it some other way PLEASE HELP ME! my email is volcom424@hotmail.com Thanks...


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Old 12-02-2004, 07:14 PM
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Call suppliers like SkyLift, tough country or some of the other big names in redneck gear.

i have seen them somewhere but cant recall offhand.

or you could of course just sell me your truck so i can hotrod it

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Old 12-02-2004, 07:32 PM
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You MIGHT get away with going with the 73-87 parts in yours.
GM might not have changed the front suspension and steering pieces much, if even at all.

The ONLY lift kit I am familiar with for the 2WD trucks is from Fabtech.
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:03 PM
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I did my own lift on my 70 K10.
On the front, by removing all the leaves, but the main, and adding shortened rear leafs, for the arch.
On the back, I did it cheap and cheesy, by adding 2" blocks, and a couple extra long leaves.
I didn't go up enough to adversly affect the pinion, or driveline angles, so I didn't even bother getting pinion angle shims.
It wasn't a monster truck with 44's kind of lift, but I had plenty of room to get in a bad twist without rubbing my L78 grip spurs.

How much are you wanting to go up?
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