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topher
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3/17/2002
03:14:43

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can someone explain a body drop, im a little shy on the subject to say the least.



Crusty
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3/17/2002
21:09:01

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the cab floor of the truck is cut out and moved up so many inches. So it is reducing headroom I believe. The bed has to have the bottom cut out.


Anyone out there correct me if I am wrong

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kota on 20s
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3/17/2002
21:43:46

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yea thats what they do. they cut along the bottom of the floor, cut the back of the cab, and the fire wall. then they slide the body over the floor and frame. then weld the whole thing back together.

when they do it, you will be sitting higher in the cab then before (depending on how much you body drop it. the usuall is 3- 3 1/2")
most people change the seats, so they are sitting lower to the floor when they body drop.

the bed is done the same way. if you ever look at the bed of a body drop, you will notice the bed is real shallow. that is because they lower the bed sides around the frame. it looks like they raise the floor.



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5/31/2003
01:21:27

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are u guys fcukin serious or jokin around?



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6/02/2003
08:04:23

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when you lay your azz on the ground!



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6/02/2003
19:20:45

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no thats just how its done



jay
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6/03/2003
00:53:04

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somebody help the kid out and give him a serious anser



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6/03/2003
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Those are serious answers. If you don't believe them cut and paste this address to a Mini Truckin' article about body dropping an S-10:
http://minitruckin.primediaautomotive.com/archives/tech/1201_tech01a.shtml



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6/03/2003
10:06:21

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Here is part 2:
http://minitruckin.primediaautomotive.com/archives/tech/0102_tech01.shtml



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6/03/2003
14:19:01

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ok the general, whats your first name, CIGAR?



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6/03/2003
21:35:24

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You can just call me Daddy...Son!



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2/06/2005
12:31:28

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yo crusty is right the floor is cut away from the body and the body is lowered over the frame. its a custom mod to give the vehicle a lowered look without altering the suspension in any way. its similar to what old timers and their hot rods call channeling. ask any hot rodder about it and they can prolly tell you even more.



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2/11/2005
01:52:19

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You can also do a stock floor body drop, where you take your frame and cut it down and reinforce it, that way you dont lose 3-3.5inches of room inside cab, trust me its done more this way now then standard body drop you are talking about cuttin the floor. Mines laying frame on 20s n 22in wheels, soon to be stocked floored.



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9/01/2008
08:00:47

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i need help, i have a 2000 s10 blazer and i want to make it lay frame. but i want to put 22inch rims is that possible



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10/31/2008
08:31:29

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Franky,

Along with a body drop, you'll have to look into a suspension drop. Airbags are the best way to go with a C-notch to the rear frame. It is a very intensive project with many, many mods to be made.

Good Luck



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1/07/2009
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on the blazer look up a street scaper system from thorebeck brothers its entire rear suspension pre fabbed and control arms, and all the bags and stuff



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