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Old 03-07-2005, 07:58 AM
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HowTo Body Drop A Truck

I want to body drop my 93 ranger regular cab. How do I go about doing this, i dont want to drop it alot maybe an inch to an inch and a half
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:15 AM
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Can I ask why you are wanting to b/d it onlt 1" or so? That is a LOT of work to go through for that little amount of drop.
I did my S10, 5" last year and it was the same amount of work as if I'd dropped it 1". Give me some time and I will give you a few ideas of how to tackle this project.
If our photo journals EVER get back on the board it would give you a place to start, by looking at where I cut on my S10.
No matter what anyone says, DO NOT take out the body mount bushings! The bed doesn't use them so your cab will set an inch lower than the bed, and it will rattle every nut/bolt loose in the truck. If you are going to do it, don't be ghetto about it.
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A "body drop" as compared to a "suspension drop" is, like Wiemer said, a lot of work and they are totally different.
If you just want to lower your truck an 1" or so, this is done with suspension parts. Springs and blocks will get you there easily. A body drop involves cutting the floor out of the truck and "channeling" it (old Hot Rod term) over the frame and then welding the floor back in so the body is "dropped" over the frame.
Let us know what exactly you are looking for.
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Here is what a 5" bodydrop floor looks like. Same concept as a 1" drop, same amount of work involved...This is not something that is going to be finished in a weekend, and it isn't something that most people want to attempt on their first ride(unless you don't know any better like me )
If you can provide us with some extra details, like what you are trying to accomplish, what kind of experience do you have when it comes to fabrication, what tools do you have, etc....
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i want to body drop my lil s10

I got an 86 s10 already suspension slam. i want that scrap the ground look. i want a 4 in drop some said i will have to redo the suspension to stock and then do it. everyone i ask is dumb and knows nothing. can i get alil help here?
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I would do both,dropped spindles and channel...you dont want to sacrafice ride quality,so I would also bag it.theres a lot of times when having a dropped truck will be a PITA and you'll get sick of it real fast.
air bags and a body drop are the best of both worlds...It'll even handle better.
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I don't know if I am on the same page as you guys but I had a lowered 96 Jimmy that had lowering blocks in the back and a different torsion bar key in the front with the torsion bars cranked down. lowered it about 2-3 inches. Threw off the whole geometry and had a lotttt of problems with it. Needless to say its back stock again!!
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The lowering blocks work ok but backing off the torsion bars is like cutting the springs. You loose a lot of travel too.A dropped spindle would be the way to go for a couple inches. I'm lucky though, when I want to drop my ride a few inches I just get my wife (bigfoot) to hop in.
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