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Old 06-05-2007, 02:47 PM   #1
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Cover up for Body Lift?

Any creatvie ideas for covering the gap by the rear bumper when using a body lift? My brother used to have a jeep and he had diamond plate covering his. Would love to hear and/or see what you are using.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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We typically don't do BL's over one inch. For only an inch most people just leave it the way it is.

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I'd say with just a 1" to leave it alone and not worry about it. Take a look at mine from the rear and you can't even hardly tell it's on there.

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Mine's really visible because of the color of my jeep. I'm going to tape it off and rattle can the part that's silver and showing. Darker colors I can understand it doesn't show, but the lighter colors it shows pretty bad.
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I'd say with just a 1" to leave it alone and not worry about it. Take a look at mine from the rear and you can't even hardly tell it's on there.

Milk jugs?
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Are you commenting on Jack's hind end? <snicker>
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:34 PM   #7
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Unfortunately when we got it..it already has a 3" body lift. Dont plan on keeping the body lift . But have to wait to lift it. My lift for my 2005 F350 is all at the powdercoater right now. Once it is done....probably change the setup on the Jeep to get rid of the body lift.

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OIC. I know there are some companies that sell "Gap Guards". I'm not sure who though.
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You and I can run the same rocks we run and you do it with the milk jugs off and see how the body looks when we are done. You see how torn up they are, but they have saved the sheet metal continuously. Took them off the front, but will leave the rear on until I comp cut it.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:13 AM   #10
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OIC. I know there are some companies that sell "Gap Guards". I'm not sure who though.
Yea, I've seen them too, can't remember where or who though either...
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You and I can run the same rocks we run and you do it with the milk jugs off and see how the body looks when we are done. You see how torn up they are, but they have saved the sheet metal continuously. Took them off the front, but will leave the rear on until I comp cut it.
The interesting. My old 97 I took the front off, so I could get up trough the sappling filled, muddy trails around here a little easier. When I got my 2005, I took both off, thinking it was better to just let teh sapplings and other sticks and what not come right up to the tire, rather than try and push it out of the way. Now I am second guessing my decision. It does look better with them off there, but I wonder if there is really a benifit to loosing them other than looks?
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Wat the heck are milk jugs?
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The plastic caps on the end of your bumpers. Also known as Q-Tips.
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The plastic caps on the end of your bumpers. Also known as Q-Tips.

No, q-tips are 80 yo blue/white florida ladies from behind, called so because from the back they look like a qtip sticking up over the head rest...
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i didn't even know you had a BL jack.
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The interesting. My old 97 I took the front off, so I could get up trough the sappling filled, muddy trails around here a little easier. When I got my 2005, I took both off, thinking it was better to just let teh sapplings and other sticks and what not come right up to the tire, rather than try and push it out of the way. Now I am second guessing my decision. It does look better with them off there, but I wonder if there is really a benifit to loosing them other than looks?
Don't worry there really is no need for the front ones. I removed (read kicked the hell out of) the front ones the first day I brought my TJ home. :d
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that 3" bl doesnt look too bad from here... i was thinking about getting a 1" with a 2" suspension...
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i'm also thinking of 3-4" steel pattern plates in front and back and for the door steps throw in longer bolts with couple of washers to lift them up a few.

As for removing the body lift goes.. id just lower it to a smaller lift.. there are things that cant be reversed such as cutting the fuel filler. for my 2" BL i had to cut the fuel filler and insert an extender line there.. The body mount bolts are replaced, and more stuff.. if you dont like the 3" bl i'd get a 1" bl from ebay $~50ish and call it done.. My 2" bl was that black diamond lift ~80+15 to ship.. 95ish for the entire thing.. instructions sucked but with instructions i found here.. perfect..
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that 3" bl doesnt look too bad from here... i was thinking about getting a 1" with a 2" suspension...
In that picture yes, but it does, as well as not being very safe for wheeling. Your plan for a 1"BL, and 2" sus. lift will work perfect for 32's and may clear 33"s depending on how much/how hard you wheel
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well here is my coverup for the door steps..

Used 1/2" deep socket so i can unscrew the nuts off the steps and flip the brackets. The only problem was the bolts would spin along with the nuts thanks to rust so I had brake the stock bolts (use a claw hammer and jam it between the metal and the plastic and the plastic should give up and the bolts should brake free) and go to the alternative and drill through the plastic and install my own screws If you look at the jeep imagine flipping the metal brackets 180 degrees.. so now they arent pointing down.. they are pointing up..







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Old 06-14-2007, 05:03 PM   #21
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jc whitney sells a cover up for body lifts. not sure of the price though.
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Triple88a That looks like it came that way. Good job working through that solution.
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Triple88a That looks like it came that way. Good job working through that solution.
Thanks man the front metal bar mounted upside down perfectly.. the rear i had to use 2 out of the 3 bolts which is still plenty strong. Now all i gotta do is soemthing for the rear.. that 2" gap is really noticable.. not that bad in front though. Where can you find those steel pattern plates? I found some at a store but they are only 2 ft by 2ft..
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Thanks man the front metal bar mounted upside down perfectly.. the rear i had to use 2 out of the 3 bolts which is still plenty strong. Now all i gotta do is soemthing for the rear.. that 2" gap is really noticable.. not that bad in front though. Where can you find those steel pattern plates? I found some at a store but they are only 2 ft by 2ft..
Check out a boneyard and look for a set of full length running boards from say a full sized dodge or ford or GM van. Some of those diamonplate running boards are like 6ft long.
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long ago, i heard you can flip the rear bumper to cover up the 2" gap well few days ago i flipped my stock rear bumper.

Sure i had to sacrafice my "roll me over if you can read this" sticker but here is what it looks like. as soon as i get from Az, i will get a sheet of metal or something and put it on top so it covers the small hole there. Looks much better though.








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