The Lone Ranger Project – NHL Body Lift

I’d noticed when I purchased this truck that there were a few body mounts that were shot. There are also a few of the frame mounts that will need a helping hand, but we’ll get to those later. Since there is a doubler in the near future for this toy, I thought a little extra clearance under the cab might make it easier to install one.
If you’ve never done a body lift, there really isn’t much to one. Loosen/remove the body bolts and jack up the cab. Be mindful of some of the connections between the cab and frame so you don’t do thing like this:
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Once the cab is in the air, just cut/pry out the old mounts, Try not to break your favorite pry bar in the process…
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Once the old mounts are out, put your new mounts in (I didn’t want to spend the money on rubber mounts, so I just went with poly). Slap your hockey puck on top, align the cab the best that you can, tighten the bolts back down and you’re done:
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Be sure to reuse as much of the factory hardware you can (washers and such) as this helps to keep the cab in proper alignment. I goofed up and had to go back and make/fix some of the damaged hardware.

Here’s and exploded view of the setup I’m running:
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