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Old 08-28-2013, 01:39 PM
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I finally have my body lift here and ready to put on. I pulled off my bed liner and of course the bed is rusted through in one spot so ill have to fix that but my main concern is how many people have rusty northern trucks with a body lift? Im worried about breaking bolts and having problems due to the rust later on. Has anyone ever had major trouble from a truck with rust after a body lift?
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:23 PM
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I know one thing you can do is 1 week before your install hit all the bolts every day with some kind of bolt loosener

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:24 PM
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The bolts are stainless steel

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:25 PM
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The bolts are stainless steel

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Really? Didn't know that

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:57 PM
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Really? Didn't know that

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Pretty sure they are. Been on my truck for a year and a half and no sign of any rust

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Old 08-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: body lift on rusted truck?

My lift was put on a rusted frame. I didnt know for about a year.
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:03 PM
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Ya my truck is rusty and body lifted lol
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This was my old frame ...
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:07 PM
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I know one thing you can do is 1 week before your install hit all the bolts every day with some kind of bolt loosener

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Ive been doing that on the cab but how the heck do you get to the top of the bolts on the very front? And is the best way to get em out with heat and air gun or should I use the breaker bar?
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:09 PM
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Ive been doing that on the cab but how the heck do you get to the top of the bolts on the very front? And is the best way to get em out with heat and air gun or should I use the breaker bar?
I haven't done a body lift so idk how to get to them and I'd use an impact so you don't spin the head of the bolt off using to much force

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:22 PM
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Ive been doing that on the cab but how the heck do you get to the top of the bolts on the very front? And is the best way to get em out with heat and air gun or should I use the breaker bar?
I just did a BL on my truck and im a northern truck. It was a pain in the butt. Heat, PB blaster and a breaker bar are your friends. I had to cut the head off one of my core support ones to get it off.

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Haha a week....I did it for a month and still had problems

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:27 PM
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I'm thinking about pulling the air gun out first. Anyone ever had bolts break?
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:04 PM
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I wouldn't

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:56 AM
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I wouldn't

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On redneckstones write up he says to impact em out so the bushing doesnt spin?
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:16 AM
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On redneckstones write up he says to impact em out so the bushing doesnt spin?
Heat the bolts up with a torch then impact them out
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