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Unread 04-09-2007, 12:42 AM   #1
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Ok, I realize that this isn't really considered "fabbing," but I was wondering if anyone here has made a body lift themself? My dad works at a machine shop and has access to aluminum, steel, titanium, magnesium, etc. stock and was thinking about making a body lift for me, but doesnt know the right diameter for the spacers, or inside hole, nor how to bevel it. Anyone done this before?

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Unread 04-09-2007, 06:07 AM   #2
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Best bet would probably be to take a look at an aftermarket body lift puck and copy the dimensions. Barring that, I'd go the same diameter as a typical stock body puck and make the inside dimension a slip fit for the body bolt.. should be pretty easy.
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Unread 04-11-2007, 02:10 PM   #3
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A buddy of mine used hockey pucks for his 1" body lift.
They also make nice bumpstop extensions.

99 cents a piece at our local Play It Again Sports outlet.
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Unread 04-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #4
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you could always order a body lift kit, copy all the pieces then return the kit.
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Unread 04-11-2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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i used

i used 1/2 hole and 1 1/2 round alum. stock
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