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jeepfan93 09-09-2013 08:09 AM

Body and bed mounts
Hi gang. My 97 1500 4x4 I recently bought has a 3 in. body lift and 2 in leveling kit. The body lift has to go. I know on the cab side I can remove the pucks and change the hardware as the stock body bushings are still there. But on the bed I don't see any stock bushings. I've looked online and can't seem to find replacements. Anyone have a source for these?
After this there a number of mods and repairs to tackle. Like has anyone come up with a better solution to the 40-50 MPH up/down (specifically 46 MPH)shake on these trucks other than putting 200 LBS in the bed? Then i have lots of rust repair to tackle and seat replacement.

panhead 09-17-2013 05:43 AM

No bed mounts on these trucks. If you are getting a violent shake up and down movement, could be bad rotors.

Wh1t3nukle 10-02-2013 08:54 AM

^correct on the truck bed mounts.

Additionally, upon removing the body lift, you have to remove the extension adapter on the steering gear box as well as modify the transmission shifter (if automatic). The tcase shifter will also need to be modified. Curious if everything works out with no changes to those things....

As for the shake.....when did it start happening? Does this truck have a lift. You do something to the rear end?

jeepfan93 10-10-2013 08:32 AM

Na I bought the truck the way it is a few months ago. Just a neglected truck that's all. I did the rear shocks, and both U-joints on the rear driveshaft, vibration seems to be gone. Working on the front end now, changing shocks which seems to have lead to just about removing the front axle due to every F-ing bolt (with the exception of the panhard bar bolt) breaking. so the spring/ shock retaining plate all 6 bolts bolts for both sides, most of the sway bay bar bolts broke. I have everything prepped drilled and tapped to go back together, so no biggie, just time and a pain in the ass.
On the body lift thing, there's also an extension for the gas filler. SHould be a smooth transition depending how much more shi* breaks due to rust. Thanks for the answer on the bed mounts.

jeepfan93 10-12-2013 01:12 PM

Ok so the front end is finally back togther. I think someone put the wrong size rotors on since there are 2 grooves on the inside of each caliper. UGH. Now when the wheels are tightned down they dont move. Ok more work to do. Maybe eventually i'll get to the intake manifold and figuring out a solution to upgrade the headlights without going to HID's

jeepfan93 10-21-2013 07:47 AM

So while I was driving a brake line decided to rust through. Wonderful! Having a look around I noticed that the fuel line isn't far behind. Is there a replacement line from tank to intake available? My Jeep has a Dodge 5.2 but I ran all -6 line from a Wrangler tank to the fuel rail with the quick disconnect adapters. It was very expensive to buy all that and I really don't need to spend that kind of money on this truck.

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