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Hatch Drivers' w/lift/tires...
Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:49 AM
Posted 10 February 2006 - 11:49 AM
The one tip I have for building your own lift kit is: buy your front strut top extensions premade from a lift kit manufacturer. They're are the hardest part to get right when making your own lift. This will be money well spent.
Also, just buy longer shocks for the rear, you don't need to make extensions there. I believe shocks from a 70 Chevelle bolt right in for a 4" lift... please search and double check that though.
3/16" mild steel is plenty burly enough for lift blocks. Build it like a "Hassey" lift as outlined on Subarubrat's website:
This makes for a very, very strong lift. I went ahead and built a whole frame for mine by connecting the lift blocks front to rear. Pics are in my gallery.
Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:04 PM
Exactly what I was about to do!
...Urabus, do you still want to sell your wagon?
Posted 10 February 2006 - 02:57 PM
I am ready for the lift, got a 5s d/r:D , 27/8's?x7.5 (its early) on chevy 6 lug steelies, going to drill my hubs, get the rear disc conv. from j/y! I honestly dont have the cash to buy a lift kit so I'm a build one! Any of you Hatch drivers built your own instead of buying the kits from AA, BYB/Oz? I have pretty much all the tools to do the work. If any of you have input on building rather than buying I would appreciate it. Time is probably the factor, with building it.? I have checked most of the FAQs for liftin/tire info but not too detailed. Maybe not looking hard enough. I'll keep posting as I start the transformation. THANK YOU ALL!! USMB RULES!
I would consider dropping this guy a line.
Hes in the process of making just what you would need!
I know you want to build one and I know Scott sells pieces outside of a kit.
Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:39 AM
burtonsnowman- I am still driving my wagon for now and will most likely keep it, the 86 suffered bad deer collision. Going to tear into that this week. See you at the hill!
Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:13 PM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 12:43 AM
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