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69 chevy c-20 body lift

I'm considering putting a 2 inch body lift on my 69 Chevy c-20 pickup to fit the new 33's I just put on the front. tires rub a little bit when I turn hard left. They clear just fine when I turn right, the alignment was just done, I know the body mounts are a bit worn...probably still the originals from 69. Looking at the truck, I can't figure this to be too difficult (just wish I had done it when I had everything apart to begin with! Ahh, If hindsight had foresight!!!)

Has anyone done a body lift on these truck before? Offer any advice and/or tips? (Besides plenty of cold beer in the fridge...thats a given at my place!!)

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Chris

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howdy there, is the front body centered?
might be off centered a little

i would do a measurement from the frame rail to both lower fender corners and see.

if not centered then loosen the rad suppport mounting bolts and center it

cant be much


you lifted a 4x2 ?

interesting.

not very common hehehe


good luck

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Good thought! It did just come back from the body shop, so it could very well be off a little. I'll check it later. Havent lifted it yet, and if I do, it will be just enough to clear tires. It's not a 4x4 and I cant stand it when people jack thier trucks way up and forget they dont have that little drive shaft that goes to the FRONT of the truck!!!??

I've got mine at stock height, the 33's give it a nice, fat, mean truck look...
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howdy there, is the front body centered?
might be off centered a little

i would do a measurement from the frame rail to both lower fender corners and see.

if not centered then loosen the rad suppport mounting bolts and center it

cant be much


you lifted a 4x2 ?

interesting.

not very common hehehe


good luck

19 1/2 on the driver side and 19 on the passenger side (thats the side that's rubbing) so it's off a 1/4 inch...I'll push it over later, but dont think that will entirely take the rub out...

Thanks!
Chris
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