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Old 04-27-2003, 10:01 AM
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Post front end tilt using my all steel front end

need to buy a kit to tilt my c10 p/u front end all
steel with good mark cowl hood.help help help please any info on someone or a articale that
can tell me all about it

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my brother made one of own, he just took his front end and welded every thing, and bought a hydraulic pump and stuff to put on there. you might be able to find a steel tilt kit, but they do make fiberglass, and other materials.
im not very good with body work, "yet".
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Different vehicles require different methods and designs to properly tilt the front end. Your truck will need a device that first moves the entire front end forward far enough for the lower fenders to miss contacting the body as they tilt and then a mechanism that will tilt the whole thing.

My 41 didn't require the forward movement so it was really simple to design a power tilt system. Unfortunately I doubt you'll find a commercially available kit for your application so if you do one you're going to have to engineer it yourself.

Also you don't need hydraulics. Ball's Rod & Custom sells 12-volt linear actuators that have enough power to easily tilt a steel front end. The nice thing is that if you design it correctly you don't need a latch mechanism because the actuator will hold it closed.

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Different vehicles require different methods and designs to properly tilt the front end. Your truck will need a device that first moves the entire front end forward far enough for the lower fenders to miss contacting the body as they tilt and then a mechanism that will tilt the whole thing.

My 41 didn't require the forward movement so it was really simple to design a power tilt system. Unfortunately I doubt you'll find a commercially available kit for your application so if you do one you're going to have to engineer it yourself.

Also you don't need hydraulics. Ball's Rod & Custom sells 12-volt linear actuators that have enough power to easily tilt a steel front end. The nice thing is that if you design it correctly you don't need a latch mechanism because the actuator will hold it closed.

Good luck,

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[quote] Why is this thread in the dump? <hr></blockquote>

In answer to your question......I don't know, but I can bet I know the "***** " who did it ...Steve
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