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JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHATS TO COME.....DONT EXPECT TO HAVE YOUR TRUCK TO BE READY IN 2 WEEKS, MORE LIKE 4 TO 6 MONTHS DEPENDING ON THE SHOP OR PERSONS WORKING ON IT, ITS BEST TO HIRE A PROFESIONAL IF YOU WANT THE BEST AND CORRECT WAY TO BODYDROP A TRUCK.
Step 1 Remove everything you can from your truck. Take out all of the seats, carpet and flammable material from the cab. You will have to move things in your engine
Step 2 Decide how many inches you want to raise the floor. You must cut the entire floor and re-weld it a few inches higher than stock. This will cause the outside of the truck to become very low to the ground. The average is 2 to 5 inches. Anything more than 5 inches is very extreme. Performing a 3-inch body drop will cause the outside to look much lower than 3 inches.
Step 3 Measure and mark a line where you will be cutting. Keep in mind that if you raise the floor too much you will have more work in the engine bay and the interior. You will have to move the gas and brake pedals and many parts under the hood.
Step 4 Cut along the line that you made with a plasma cutter. You can use a sawzall, but a plasma cutter will create smoother lines. Cut the back and sides of the cab and along the firewall. You must also cut the connections where the cab is connected to the frame rails.
Step5 Mark a line around the inside of your truck bed. Repeat the same steps for cutting the truck bed.
Step6 Weld the floor into place using tack welds to hold it, and then go around and weld the entire thing. Sheet metal on trucks is very thin and becomes hot easily. If you get it too hot it will warp and change shapes. Proceed slowly.
Step7 Close in any gaps with sheet metal. You will have gaps under the doors where water and road debris may build up and cause rust. Fit and cut sheet metal for this area, and weld it into place.
Step8 Drive your truck only after you have completed the body drop and safely replaced all of the parts and driving components.
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How to Drop a Chevy Truck
A dropped or lowered truck is almost the opposite of the raised monster trucks. A dropped or lowered Chevy truck sits low to the ground. The Chevy truck can range from being a few inches lower than the original height to being only inches off the ground. Dropping a Chevy truck also improves the handling of the truck. Read on to learn how to drop a Chevy truck and get your truck handling better and looking good today.
Dropping the Front End
Raise the truck and place one jack stand under each side so that the frame rests on them. Remove the front tires/wheels.
Remove the stock shock absorbers. Loosen the tie-rod ends and lower ball joints from each side of the truck.
Remove the stock coil springs, loosen the pivot bolts on the factory control arms, and remove the control arms.
Install the new lowered control arms from the kit on the pivot points. Reinstall the factory coil springs.
Tighten the lower ball joint, install the new shock absorbers from the kit, and tighten the tie-rod end.
Replace the wheels/tires, and lower the truck back to the ground. Now tighten the pivot bolts completely.
Raise the back end of the truck. Place a jack stand under each side of the truck, under a frame rail. Remove the wheels and tires.
Loosen the factory U-bolts, free the leaf spring so it can be repositioned, and install the new U-bolts from the drop kit over the axle. Also, install the axle saddle to anchor the leaf springs beneath the axle. Install the new five-hole spring plate on the bottom of the U-bolt.
Install the new rear shocks in place of the old factory shocks.
Replace the wheels/tires. Lower the truck.
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