Body Lift - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:41 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 34'.6264 -98.4192
Posts: 20,700
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Body Lift

I know that know one makes a prodution body lift for the powerstroke but I have seen several custom rides with a body lift. I would lov a 3" for my truck not so much for the lift but to ease in working around the back of the engine and on top of the trans. Think of how easy it would be to put a large downpipe in with all that space. Both Cummins and D-max trucks have body lift kits you can buy. So dose anyone know who to call.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:44 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: lewiston, Id.
Posts: 5,008
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
it shouldnt be motor specific. just truck specific. make your self some with a half inch drill bit and hockey pucks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 01-03-2008, 01:47 AM
Viking Heavy Diesel

 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 34'.6264 -98.4192
Posts: 20,700
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
That has got to be the most redneck thing I have ever heard. Funny as hell though. LMAO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 01-03-2008, 02:58 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
really you think about it when they lift the cab to work on the truck it is six bolts sso you could get your bolts out lit the truck on jacks(slowly) and see if your wiring could stretch the three inches,might have to go 2" or inch and a half. I think ive seen bodylifts for superduty gassers but not the diesels must be something?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 01-03-2008, 03:22 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Musella, Ga
Posts: 1,462
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
In my opinion body lifts look like crap. The frame hanging out from under the truck is ugly. Also it will decrease the value of your truck. I wouldn't put a body lift on anything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-03-2008, 05:24 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tuscaloosa Alabama
Posts: 1,770
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, there's lots of factors in with a body lift. Does the steering shaft on these trucks have room to slip out for the body lift? Is the fan shroud a two piece so you can take the bottom piece off? Little things likie that can be a pain in the butt. Yes you can always cut and reweld the steering shaft, cut and rig up the fan shroud. In that case all you need is body blocks and bolts. If they don't make a specific kit then count your rig and see how many body mounts it has and find a kit that has that many blocks. Then when you get your stock body bolts out go to your local nut and bolt store and buy all the bolts 3" longer. Where there's a will there's a way. As a matter of fact I might have an extra body lift lying around. They sent me the wrong one for my Blazer, then they sent me the right one but never sent the prepaid postage for me to send the wrong one back. I'm gonna hang on to it for a little while but if I still have it a couples months down the road it's gonna find it's way GONE!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-03-2008, 05:33 AM
Emergency Services
 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: new orleans
Posts: 202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjames25 View Post
I think ive seen bodylifts for superduty gassers but not the diesels must be something?

thats supposedly because of weight issues, which to me wouldnt make a difference because the motor rests on the chasis not the body mounting system. i just hate the fact that on our trucks the damn bolts go through the inside of the cab. royal pita. on my tahoe i did a body lift in 45 minutes. on my friends single cab f150...3 1/2 hours
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-03-2008, 09:36 AM
International Threat
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 13,088
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Body lift problems...

Motor stays in the frame - the intercooler goes up with the body...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-03-2008, 10:46 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
FWIW as I know it ,the reason body lifts aren't made for OBS PSDs is the intake,mounted to body and engine. Get an after market intake and the body of a F250 gasser should be the same as a PSD,,yes?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-03-2008, 11:21 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 115
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was in a local repair shop and saw an 2003 F 250 with the 7.3, it had a 3" body lift, could not see anything off the wall or special having been done to the truck. it looked like the fan still lined up good with the Rad and the intercooler all the wiring was ok. And it does give you plenty of room around the back of the motor.
The only thing was the intake tube to the turbo needs to stretch or be longer, because the airbox moves up and the motor doesn't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors