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    Default Lifting a Bobbed Deuce

    I bobbed my deuce last spring, and I had bought a set of 53" XZL's towards the end of last summer. The tires have just been sitting in my barn doing nothing, other than collecting dust and taking up space.

    So this week I started to make the lift so the 53's will fit on the Deuce. It'll be lifted a total of 8 inches when finished, which should provide plenty of clearance, without any worries about the tires rubbing the fenders or J-pipe. I'm making it so it will be a complete bolt on "kit", that way if I don't like it, or want to remove it for some reason, it can be unbolted and then the original brackets/hangers can be reinstalled back to stock.
    The drop brackets consist of 2 1/2"x 3/8" flat, 3x3"x 3/8" angle and 3/8" plate for the sides. 10 bolts will hold the drop brackets to the frame, using six of the original bolt/rivet locations. The very front, and far rear drop brackets will be connected across together with 1/4" plate bent at 70 degrees, so it'll bolt to the brackets and under the frame. In the front I designed it so the cross member plate will use the exsisting winch extention bolts under the frame.

    This is what I built today so far.
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    1970 M35A2 Whistler W/W
    Bobbed, lifted and on 53" XZL's

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    1971 M35A2 W/W parts truck
    M-104 trailer
    M-105 trailer

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    Looks good
    Are you going to use the stock location and what about the drive shafts?

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    What is that steel man holding the box in the background? I have seen something like it before used as a store display.

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    I don't think you have near enough tool boxes.
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    78' M35A2 w/w Bobbed
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    Is it just me or is that some really nice fab work. those welds look pretty good too. I am sure that I speak for all when I Say that finished picks are expected. please please.

    Please tell me why the relief cuts in the bottom of the shackle mounting bracket?
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    Awesome work so far... I'm definitely tuning in.
    "And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and **** followed with him."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtsig View Post
    Looks good
    Are you going to use the stock location and what about the drive shafts?

    If the drive shafts are too short after the lift is installed, I'll lengthen two other drive shafts that I have around. That way I'll still have the original stock length shafts, if the lift ever gets pulled off.
    1970 M35A2 Whistler W/W
    Bobbed, lifted and on 53" XZL's

    1970 M35A2 parts truck
    1971 M35A2 W/W parts truck
    M-104 trailer
    M-105 trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwbrown72 View Post
    I don't think you have near enough tool boxes.
    What are you my wife....LOL, that sounds like some thing she might say



    Buying tools over the last 20years adds up. Nothing more frustrating than not having the proper tool, for the job at hand.

    Now, if I only knew how to use the tools in them boxes and learn how to weld, I'd be all set.
    1970 M35A2 Whistler W/W
    Bobbed, lifted and on 53" XZL's

    1970 M35A2 parts truck
    1971 M35A2 W/W parts truck
    M-104 trailer
    M-105 trailer

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    Nice I wanna see more of this!

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    Very nice fabrication!
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