Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Jackson County, Georgia
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I made my own body lift, it was alot cheaper than buying the glass impregnated blocks. I found a guy on e-bay that sold solid aluminum rods - 4" in diameter, and had him cut them 1.5" tall (12 total if memory serves me right). I just drilled a hole through the middle of each one & got bolts the length I needed (all grade 8). I had to replace most of the rubber bushings anyway, so I did it all at the same time. It took me about 4 hours total to do all of them. The only issue you will run into is the bed, if you use it like I do to haul heavy items. You will see under it, that there are support rails that support part of the bed, but are not bolted to it. I used square tubing and bolted it to the frame and the bed now has all the original type supports. It made a huge difference on cabin noise (didn't get the pinch weld moved enough for the down pipe, so it was rubbing at times). You have to trim a little (depending on how high you lift the body) the lower radiator fan shroud to clear the fan and that was it. Now the body lines are correct and it looks great!! I hope this helps.
'97 F-250, 4x4, Supercab, D60 Swap, Intake, Turbo Back Exhaust, TW 6 pos, IDM Mod, HPX, FS 2500 Oil Bypass, Quadzilla Recon XZT Digital Gauge, RSK w SD springs, 1.0 compressor housing, EBPV delete, modded pedestal, E-fuel with "Tight-wad" regulator mod