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Old 09-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Need to lift my tub a few inches

I need to lift the rear of my tub a few inches so I can insert brackets to bolt the bottom half of the hinges in my drop down tailgate install.

Once I loosen the four bolts (two front/two rear), is it easy to lift a few inches, or am I going to need a jack or team of big guys? Only need to lift it for a few minutes (I hope).
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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Is there any spot where u can get a bolt in between the tub and say frame? If u put a nut on a bolt (that just fits in the gap) and then just loosen the bolt it acts as a jack....not sure how much the tub weighs but we do this to level shafts at work before we mill then...hope this makes sense.


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Old 09-19-2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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Never done or seen an install but why not use a floor jack with a piece of 4x4 to jack up the tub? Just do it slowly and carefully because you don't want to over stress the tub. You could slip a 2x4 in the gap on each side during install.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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I had to lift the rear of my tub to fix some broken rear shock nuts. What I did was loosen the front 3 bolts and remove the rest. The front bolt was just untorqued. I jacked the tub up and slid a 4x6 between the tub and frame in front of the rear bumper just in case something went wrong. I was able to get the extra room needed to be able to put my hands in to cut off the welded nuts and use regular nuts to attach the shocks. I don't see why this wouldn't work for your case.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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Loosen the six side body bolts and take out the 4 in the rear ( two are just in front of the gas tank and loosen the front one a bit as well.

Use a 4x4 on your floorjack ( as stated above ) I did my bodylift this way....
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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I figured the jack would work with using a 4x4 to reach the tub.

Where is a good place to make contact on the tub to jack up? I was looking at the rear corners, but it seems sort of thin there.

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