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Old 06-23-2003, 09:15 AM
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Oh man did I pull a blonde!!! ooops..Sorry BBB!

Well I has come to the time that I wanted to bring the Truck home Officially and park it at home! I had it at a farm being stored! .Well the truck has been lowered soooooo much that i cant get the darn thing in my driveway ! Even hubby tried (thinking .. Women drivers!) but Nope... all we did was scrape the exhaust... he was afraid of ripping it off or getting the truck wedged! We cant work on it unless it comes home .


Anyone else have this problem??? Any suggestions?


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Old 06-23-2003, 09:29 AM
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My father had a 50 ford cp years ago that was lowered to that extreme and to get it in the garage at my grafathers (where he stored it for the winter) he had to put a block between the frame and rear spring using a bottle jack this also had to be done to change a tire. On the front it had air shocks to help with the 460s weight he simply pumped them up. Not a real orthadox tequie but it worked. HTH
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Old 06-23-2003, 09:29 AM
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Bummer!! Our driveway has such a high curb (city planners, bah!) that any car we drive scrapes the spoiler unless we come at it at an angle.
Is there any way you could get a couple of planks to use as ramps and drive the truck up that way? It's only a temporary solution, but at least you could work on it then.
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:14 AM
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Can you run the wheels up on a couple of 2x6s? I need to do this to get some of my cars onto my hydraulic hoist in my shop.
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Old 06-23-2003, 10:18 AM
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how 'bout backing it in? different angle of approach.
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I put side pipes off a 69 Chevelle on my 53 chevy and had to use wood planks to get over the apron of the drive way without scraping the exhaust pipes.


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People on my old street used to do this one as a daily thing. They had some sheets of 1/4 inch steel cut (probably 6 inches wide) and the length of the driveway. They then reinforced it with angle iron. You could do the same,possibly adjusting the width if you needed to.

Disadvantage. EVERYONE knows when you are coming in and out of the drive way (CLANG CLANG!!!!!!!)
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Old 06-23-2003, 02:55 PM
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Its not actually a curb that i am dealing with .. its a very large Hump .... my monte almost touches but clears about 3/4 inch !
I tried the ramps.. but that didnt work .. this truck is so low that i cant even get a floor jack underneath it!
When i bought it ,it was already on the hoist.. god only knows how they got it on!


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Old 06-23-2003, 03:20 PM
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or, could you get a few people and lift either end so you can start to jack up the truck and get some blocks in there?
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Looks like an adjustable air-suspension may be in order if you want to keep the thing slammed, which you should. Either that or a little driveway re-construction. Course, that's after you get the thing unstuck. That sux, Pup.
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Old 06-23-2003, 05:18 PM
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Maybe use a factory type scissor (sp?) under a frame rail to allow clearence for the floor jack. Sounds like the wooden blocks are the ticket.
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Yeah if it is just a hump you are gunna need adjustable suspension. I mean what if you came across that on a road?
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