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:
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…
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:
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.