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Old 02-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #11
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My thoughts exactly. I have a couple of ole "new" hockey pucks that are an inch thick. I am currently thinking about cutting them in half and using them between the frame and the bus floor supports.

Picked up my wire this afternoon and getting ready to trial fit the entire frame under the bus. Have to make sure all the holes line up
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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Are hockey pucks going to be soft enough? I know an awful lot of cheap guys out there that have made some scary scary body lifts for their trucks ouf ot hockey pucks. Heck...I even saw one in high school made out of boat trailer rollers. I know my hardware store actually sells isolation pucks made of a softer (not by much) rubber.
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:05 PM   #13
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I dont know if they will be soft enough now that you mention it. Definately bears thinking about it. I have a bit of body manipulation in order to get it fully into place. I did find out that towards the front of between the wheels is about 25 1/2" whereas my genny cage is 26". Thankfully, back in front of the rear wheels is about 26 1/2". So it slides in with little room to spare.

However, I am one of those with the "hockey puck" lift on my 4x4. There are alot of those that will find fault with that type of lift, so be it. Its been about 6 years since I put the 2" puck lift on my scout and I have had no issues with it. It is checked prior to going and after coming back. This summer I plan on a body swap and will be changing them out at that time for new ones. Mine have a piece of steel tubing about 1 5/8" long inside between the bolt shank and the hole in the puck so to give it a bit of room to move and all of the bolts were upgraded from the 7/16" grade 2 that came on it to 1/2" grade 5 . Others in my club will tell you that I wheel mine pretty hard and have broke plenty of other stuff, but never a hockey puck nor a body mount. Not saying the body will stay on forever, due to the "rust" issue that most scouts have.

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2 inches is reasonable. I'fe seen quite a few FJ-40's out there with hockey puck body mount bushings just because until recently the OEM replacements were expensive and hard to come by. What I'm talking about is a stack of 8 pucks. A 6 inch body lift is a scary thing! The boat roller lift was even worse. He used rebar to extend his shifters. I have a body lift as well . It;s a 3 inch Performance Accesories lift that I could get cheaper than hocket pucks. I needed it back when I had IFS o clear my 34's. Now I still have it even with the solid axle swap to get me some better firewall clearance. Even with my front axle pulled forward, with the amount of wheel travel I have, the close proximity of the firewall on Toyota trucks makes it an issue at full stuff with the wheels turned. Being 6'5" I can't afford to modify the firewall for clearance like some guys do. Not if I want to fit my left leg in the truck anyway.

How about a set of trailer leaf spring bushings. Most I have seen are two piece so a pair of them would give you 4 mounts. They're soft, strong, and cheap.
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:02 AM   #15
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6' 5" in a Toyota truck? Thats alot of guy in a little truck. 6" body lift or a stack of 8 pucks is way too scaryI did the 2" at first to give a bit more clearance on some 33's that I ran for a while. then went to full size axles and 35's, now I have added 36's for the final tire size. Flexes pretty good, takes about 35" on one tire before it starts to lift another one. Lockers at both ends takes care of the traction issues.

For now, I went ahead and bolted the genny cage directly to the bottom of the bus. Hopefully we can test it out by the beginning of the week to see how much vibration is transmitted from the cage to the bus. Just have to figure out the fuel tank mounting location and bring the main wire through the floor.


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However, I am one of those with the "hockey puck" lift on my 4x4.
is there any other type of body lift? I thought hockey pucks were the standard....at least for us northern folks.
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Minnesota isn't north anymore? Last I checked we were the northernmost of the lower 48. We just do things differently here.

I don't know if you will have the same facilities around you or not, but in town we actually have two conveyor belt companies (lots of iron mines=lots of conveyor belts). I've raided their dumpsters before (with permission) to get rubber scraps for various purposes. The rubber is tough, but soft and pliable. That might be just the ticket. A stop by the salvage yard might yield to an old snowmobile track. These are likewise soft, but tough. They might give you just what you need.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:39 AM   #19
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Eggman, I'd use rigid fibreglas sheet in the gennie compartment instead of the foamboard....foamboard can melt/burn!

You should be able to get rigid fibreglas insulation in a variety of thicknesses/sizes from an insulation supply company....this is similar to the rigid fibreglas insulation used for high-temperature (steam) pipe coverings.
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