September 13, 2006i amlokking to do a body drop on my 91 mazda b2200 and am looking for any info on where to cut and all that good stuff . i cam weld and do body work but i just would like to no more befor i do it??????
September 13, 2006same here- I have some q's, i plan on a b/d in the spring: is it better to start with the bed or the cab?
September 14, 2006i have had pepole tell me to start with the bed because it is the ez part and will go fast .
September 14, 2006Hmmm, I guess its a personal preference but I've always body dropped the cab first. I always figure out how low I want the body and then line the bed up to the cab. If anything it's easier to lift/move/shift the bed around to make sure its squared up right!
September 25, 2006I would start with the hard cab first, and see how that goes, cua you might be able to drop the cab 2-3" easily, but it might be twice the work to drop it 3.5-4" so if you drop the box 4-4.5" then you haveta fight the cab to get things lined up. it might be the difference between relocating things like the pedals, heater core, steering box, ect. You might not want to relocate everything, or you might want to, but it you do want to do all that hard work, then hopefully you've done a body drop before, and people are coming to you with questions. If it's your first drop, start with a reasonable project.
September 25, 2006thx this is going to be the first one but im only going 2.5 . i just want to lay rocker ... and if i do any more i will drag it of any way and frame is stronger then body...
September 26, 2006hi im about to do a body drop on my nissan navara. im starting with the cab only droping it about 2.5" the tray is easy im doin that last. Im going to cut the floor out and drop the cab around it then reweld it in. how much of a misson am i about to take on?
September 26, 2006do any of u have any info on where to cut on the fire wall?
September 27, 2006The ideal place to cut on the firewall is as high as possible, above things like pedals and steering columns that way you don't have to worry about changing steering geometry or brake and accelerator cable issues. However the downfall is that it takes 10 time as long and is much more difficult in that you are usually required to remove the motor and dash. Otherwise just measure along the floorline where the firewall meets the floorpan and cut out the desired amount. This will allow the steering column to drop with the firewall so make sure that its clear of obstructions such as control arms! Good luck!