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Old 11-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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body sag fix

ive got a 75 K5 which i fit an 89 front clip on. the first time i did the swap all my body lines matched up perfect. this past memorial day i bought a new clip and painted it, but the truck seemed to lean to the drivers side. im pretty sure its because i run without the doors and top. i know this model is infamous for sagging at the rockers because the top and doors help hold the integrety of the body. i also know that taking the front clip off jacked with said integrety. i also know that i need a full cage, front to back to help hold it, but as of yet dont have the funds to do so. i dont think i should get a full cage until i fix the sag. i also have a floorboard issue on the drivers side, where the mount is, ive had it replaced once, but the shop did a piss poor job. id like to cut out the fllo boards (one at a time and weld in some heavier gauge sheet, and make some good rock sliders , but im not sure how to fix the sag. can i just remove my mounts/bolts and start jacking it up? how can i hold it in place? has anyone done this? my truck looks wierd cuz it leans pretty bad. ive measured my fram and suspension and they all measure out pretty close. any help, ideas, or links to info would be greatly appriciated.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:31 AM   #2
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It's not a blazer but it's what I did to my chevy to keep the cab up.



I cut the bottom of the rocker out (most of it and the floor board was rusted out as this truck came from Missouri), then welded the slider up. Once it was in place, I used the jack to bring the cab up to where I thought it should be and then welded in the brace.



It's 3x3x 1/4" square tubing by the way.
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awesome . thats pretty much in line with the way i was thinking. so the best bet is to make the slider before hand, then weld it to the sheetmetal of the body, then jack the whole pile up to the desired hieght. then weld the bracing from the slider to the frame. cool, thanks alot. this is my winter chore. these missouri rigs, what can i say?
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