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How do you lift a 1979 wagon?


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#1 cricket

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 05:56 PM

I'd like to lift my 1979 4WD wagon (mostly for my kids' amusement). Anyone have ideas? sources? diagrams? Thanks!

#2 MorganM

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 06:39 PM

Got a welder, chop saw, and drill press? :brow:

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:32 PM

Got a welder, chop saw, and drill press? :brow:


Well, that might be the way they do it in St. Paul, but in Texas, I don't know....Posted Image

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:35 PM

That's gonna be a create as you go kinda thing. there's no know actual lift kit for that year soob, so its all up to you. Have fun and let us know how it goes!

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 08:51 PM

That's gonna be a create as you go kinda thing. there's no know actual lift kit for that year soob, so its all up to you. Have fun and let us know how it goes!


Got it. Though it would help to see a how a later wagon is done...

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:06 PM

A BF forklift?? :brow: :rolleyes: :D

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 09:29 PM

A BF forklift?? :brow: :rolleyes: :D

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Very funny. BTW, I'll be picking up the wagon in Security, CO, and towing it back to Houston soon.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:01 PM

Actually There is a kit available....:slobber: :D :slobber:

I build One.....I have sold a few....it is a 3" kit similar to the Others I build , but slightly different in the rear due to the fact that the rear of your 79 is different from the newer Gen cars....

Call me if you like, Its the best way to contact me....

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:21 PM

Actually There is a kit available....:slobber: :D :slobber:

I build One.....I have sold a few....it is a 3" kit similar to the Others I build , but slightly different in the rear due to the fact that the rear of your 79 is different from the newer Gen cars....

Call me if you like, Its the best way to contact me....

John in Oregon....
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Oops, I stand corrected! Thanks for the info! That'd be sweet!! Do you have a pic of an after car? Thanks.

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Posted 06 April 2005 - 11:35 PM

Here is one We did the 1800/Hi-Lo conversion to as well as 3" lift....:)

Try looking here usmb.net/gallery/albuo13/Gen1WagonLifted3inches

Hope that put it in the post...?

If not go look in the gallery here

http://usmb.net/gall...onLifted3inches

Later, John

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:03 AM

Actually There is a kit available....:slobber: :D :slobber:

I build One.....I have sold a few....it is a 3" kit similar to the Others I build , but slightly different in the rear due to the fact that the rear of your 79 is different from the newer Gen cars....

Call me if you like, Its the best way to contact me....

John in Oregon....
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Thanks! I'll be calling you.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 10:06 AM

Here is one We did the 1800/Hi-Lo conversion to as well as 3" lift....:)

Try looking here usmb.net/gallery/albuo13/Gen1WagonLifted3inches

Hope that put it in the post...?

If not go look in the gallery here

http://usmb.net/gall...onLifted3inches

Later, John


Oh man! That's what I'm looking for. Those wheels/tires definitely are NOT stock. What are they? (I'm guessing they don't come with the kit!).

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 01:47 PM

Oh man! That's what I'm looking for. Those wheels/tires definitely are NOT stock. What are they? (I'm guessing they don't come with the kit!).


prolly toyota drilled to fit, i might be running the same when we lift my '79, or some 14" pug steelies
let me know how the lift goes if you get it done first :cool:

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 01:51 PM

Well, that might be the way they do it in St. Paul, but in Texas, I don't know....Posted Image


I know this is a joke becuase Texans are all about welding some custom stuff up and rage'n it on cars! :brow:




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