Body lift for access to engine

77 F-250

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I have a 2007 F550 that I'm putting a cab over utility box on, similar to a uhaul box. Has anyone installed a 1" or so body lift? Looking for easier access to work on engine without pulling cab. thanks
 

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Thank you for the reply. Waiting on parts to finish bullet proofing, once the cab goes down don't want to pull it for a very long time. Did your factory AC hoses work? Any lessons learned would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Don’t know about your 2007 model, but on past body lifts I’ve done, steering shaft and fan shroud both need addressing. 1” is not a lot, you might get away with a trim on the bottom of the fan shroud, or you could make se brackets and lower it. Just remember: a good fitting shroud can make the fan work a lot better.

On the steering, you can sometimes get away with the slip shaft having less engagement, but if it was me I’d run an adapter or maybe install a borgeson joint. Steering is important, spend the time to make it at least as good as it was.

Good luck, sounds like a neat service truck.
 

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Make certain that reducing the distance between cab roof and bottom of box won't be an issue. I know from hauling slide in camper the amount of clearance quickly goes away when the truck is in a twist. Also, be aware if you're installing cabover box and there is a future reason where the cab needs to be removed, the cabover box will also need to be removed.
 
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