HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

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Unread post by toy yoda » August 20th, 2010, 9:03 am

personally i dont agree

correct shrouds and clutch fans will offer better cooling solution that thermos ( yes thermo can gain the pony you mentioned though)

unfortunately majority of times thermo fans are fitted poorly, they ( 1 or 2) are fitted to draw/blow air through but they dont utilise 100% of the radiator, if thermos are fitted correctly with a shroud its different

the radiator shroud is designed to draw air through 100% of the radiator...
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by MtIsaCruiser » September 14th, 2010, 11:22 am

Heya guys, I have got mine ready for a bodylift and have ordered 2" alloy blocks off ebay, got the transfer shifter out and will take it to work and use a oxy to bend it.... Question: if I bend it between original and dead straight, is that enough to clear the body? also on a separate note, anyone know anything about removing the transfer shifter locater bracket so you can get 2wd low? any dramas if it is removed, would come in handy at times ...

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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by MtIsaCruiser » December 1st, 2010, 11:19 pm

just a update to my rig, done my bodylift and the info here was spot on! ;) the only thing i did differently was with bending the shifter, i bent my straight, then bent the original angle again 2" higher, the trans cover still needed a love tap, but turned out well.....also, had to love tap the LH inner gaurd, as i have a ARB turbo kit and fowled on the gaurd.. :)

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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Daggers60 » December 4th, 2010, 1:17 pm

Im about to undertake doing the lift next weekend, am i going to run into any problems with having a gas system? any ways around it?

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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Thelok » December 5th, 2010, 8:03 pm

good write up there,


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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by toy yoda » December 5th, 2010, 8:29 pm

Daggers60 wrote:Im about to undertake doing the lift next weekend, am i going to run into any problems with having a gas system? any ways around it?

you need to look at the gas service line...it is probably screwed to the floor as it goes along, the issue is that it will be looped to go under the cross rails because you cant feed the line between them and the body.

When you lift the body it stretches and damages the line....only real solution is to undo the retaining clips and lift body then re fasten the line again...you need to make sure the line isnt bent, kinked and is fastened suitably without being too tight around the rails

I had to do this on mine, but im actually about to run a new service line as i was never happy with how mine was done, well when i get around to it anyway, throwing in a new convertor and a filter clean too
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by mudshark » December 31st, 2010, 11:25 pm

this post was a great help when i finally got around to doing my bodylift today thanks heaps guys
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by 4L60cruiser » April 22nd, 2011, 1:48 pm

Great work guys,thanks for all this info it made mine a breaze to do :thumb:

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Unread post by toy yoda » April 22nd, 2011, 6:23 pm

something that i cant remember if has been covered in here so ill do so again!!

this topic came up in another thread yesterday, a vehicle had a minor impact but bent the bolts used in the body lift.

the oem bolts fitted by Mr Yotamota were 10mm dia. these are not strong enough for the lift, you need to up size to atleast 12mm dia bolts. You will however need to drill out the original metal plate found on the factory rubber blocks, These plates along with the factory rubbers need to be retained
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » December 21st, 2011, 7:44 am

HI Mark [ Sixty Guy ],

Which year model has a vacuum transfer and which has an electric.

It seems to make a difference to the lift, if vacuum involved can you just buy some extra tube the same diameter and run that to tranfer.?


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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Sixtys Guy » December 21st, 2011, 6:20 pm

Not sure what year they changed David. Early models use the transfer lever to get into 4wd. Later models have a push button on the dash which operates a solenoid off the vacuum pump.

I assume that new hose can be bought to make them longer.
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Laidley 62 Series » December 21st, 2011, 7:40 pm

HI Mark,

I have 2 F J 62s, my current one has the transfer stick and I seem to have a memory that my 1986 F J 62 had the button on the dash.

My current one is a 1985 F J 62 and the same button is on the dash but does not oush like the year model later, the buttons look identicle but the earlier one is just a light which indicates that you are in 4 w d.

I have not driven the 86 models for awhile so I might have remembered this wrong.

So with a lift of the stick only one I don`t need to extend any hoses I guess.


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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by mudshark » July 22nd, 2012, 12:11 am

my 1988 fj62 has 4wd activation by the lever on the floor which I had to cut the whole in the floor bigger to allow smooth change after the body lift but my question is if I have no button on the dash for 4wd activation (there is a whole to the right of the steering column) has my 62 got an earlier gearbox ???
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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by 92vpss » September 5th, 2012, 8:38 pm

my 1985 hj60 sahara has the push button on the dash for 4wd activation. perhaps it was dependant on the model, may have been a option as well, or just depended what parts mr toyota had laying around that day lol

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Re: HOW TO: 2" 60 Series Bodylift

Unread post by Sixtys Guy » September 9th, 2012, 6:57 pm

Maybe the poverty packs (rear barn doors) got the floor shift and the 'G" and up models got the push button 4wd activation?
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