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Old 08-03-2015, 08:44 AM
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So I picked up this 85 this weekend for my son. I like it lowered but my son would like to raise it back up. Anyone have experience with this? I am thinking springs and shocks on the front, and flip the axle back under the leaf springs on the back. Any of you ever done this? Thanks
 
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Just really want to see how hard to reverse the lower job.
 
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ok I just found an 89 4x4 with a crap body but the frame looks good. Does anyone know of any issues like bolt alignment and such that may cause problems if I swap the bodies on these two?
 
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ok I just found an 89 4x4 with a crap body but the frame looks good. Does anyone know of any issues like bolt alignment and such that may cause problems if I swap the bodies on these two?
Well, you're making me wish I had the money to get the lowered chassis from you and you live within a hour's drive from me.

I'd drop my D250 cab on it and make a bed on the back for grins ... or cut down a stock bed.

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(Whose old bones just don't climb as good as the once did)
 
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BTW, the body mounts are probably the same since it's had only minor cosmetic changes from the original Ramcharger design.

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Well if I do it the lowered frame can be yours, will advise
 
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Well if I do it the lowered frame can be yours, will advise
Just drop me an email if you wish.

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ok I just found an 89 4x4 with a crap body but the frame looks good. Does anyone know of any issues like bolt alignment and such that may cause problems if I swap the bodies on these two?
'74 - '81 1st Gen. all match up. '82 - '93 2nd Gens all match up.

'85 body to '89 frame will work just fine.
 
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'74 - '81 1st Gen. all match up. '82 - '93 2nd Gens all match up.

'85 body to '89 frame will work just fine.
Great dude, I am supposed to pick up the 89 next weekend. Thanks for the valuable advice.
 

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