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body drop question how far?

This is a discussion on body drop question how far? within the C10 Forum forums, part of the General Discussion category; so i got the burban thats bagged and it is 1 inch from layin out in the ft but thats ...

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    so i got the burban thats bagged and it is 1 inch from layin out in the ft but thats not the point i want to body drop it now i want to just lay pinch on 22s any one know how far i need to go? can i just get by with moving the body mounts down? any help guys??
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    since you're going to be pulling it down to basically a bare frame, and you're only looking for 1", you might be able to get by with moving the body mounts down, though i would bet SOMEWHERE the frame will hit the bottom of the body. i've heard of plenty of guys welding metal in, and actually cutting the top of the frame off. just make sure you do something to strengthen it back up, or you'll tweak your body to pieces.
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    ya i am going to z it like 1.5-2.0 inches and then body drop it but i am not to sure how far i need to go
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    bump....
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    my truck was done in the above mentioned way. 2x4" square tubing was laid inside the frame rails and the top of the factory rails were cut off and the square tube welded in place. is the truck already z'ed? if not, that may be your next step

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    ins not zed yet but soon how far did you need to go to lay pinch?
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    if you're asking questions like this, do ALOT of research before you cut anything.

    whats the point of laying the pinch weld anyways? sounds like a good way to screw up bodywork if you get into a situation with an uneven parking lot.
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    no no i have z-ed these trucks before but i cant rember how far i need to bodydrop one to lay pinch

    think about it if i just lay pinch i can just bend it back out if i bend the pinch or something but if i lay true rocker if something hits the rocker i will have to cut it up and put new rockers in thats a pita
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    bend the pinch, and risk bending the rocker. they are directly connected.
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    ya but no matter what if is bodydroped you will run into problems
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    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    so whats the point in bodydropping if you know you're going to run into problems?
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    to get even lower :)
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    lol the lifted guys just dont get it. its the same reason you spend lots of money on a lift, and big tires and stronger axles, just to go out and get stuck in the mud or break something trying to drive over a log. its part of the game. anyways, I havent measured mine, i was done when I got it. I will try and get a measurement for you. mine lays pinch hard in the front, and just lays the pinch on the bed sides. stupid 2 link is holding me up. not sure how much difference it makes, but mine also has all tubular control arms in the front

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    no, i understand the lowered thing just fine. my 82 C10 was static dropped 5/7 at one point. i just dont understand why its so important to risk screwing up your bodywork just to lay it on the ground.
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    becouse it is the best!!
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    right, i just bought a Rolex, i'm gonna go slam it down on the pavement because its the best.
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    Re: body drop question how far?

    ok well i guess you just dont get it but its ok
    06 NBS GMC CC Dually
    workin on the interior and 22.5's

    02 NBS Tahoe
    on 22's its the wifes with 2 15's

    97 OBS TAHOE AKA: LoHoe
    workin on bodydrop on 22's

    92 s10 OBS AKA: solorado
    07 colorado clip, one off step side bed, stockfloor bd on 20's sbc/700r4, hot rod interior

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    Re: body drop question how far?

    why stop there? cut the rockers out and lay door...

    of course, in the end, its all wasted. even if you could get it to lay door handle, Katt Williams is right... "ain't no bitches come out, ain't no music playin, nuthin!"
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