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03-19-2019 05:41 PM
Kmehr I think I would just cut the tunnel if it were me. I think it would cut down on the total number of things you have to change, and you could make a nice removable panel to make servicing things easier in the future.
03-19-2019 04:19 PM
Originally Posted by jr90 View Post
No flatbed for this one. I am doing a body swap but its onto a factory 4wd crew. That does help a lot. Did you just use a universal lift or custom.
I made my own. You will see pics of the spacers in the Crew Cab build thread.
03-19-2019 03:38 PM
jr90 No flatbed for this one. I am doing a body swap but its onto a factory 4wd crew. That does help a lot. Did you just use a universal lift or custom.
03-19-2019 01:46 PM
Bschwarzli You can do it through a body lift. But then things like the clutch hydraulics will become too short. So go just enough and no more. In the case of my crew, I have a 1" lift and still had some tunnel to cut. The 1990 had no body lift and had a fair bit of tunnel cut.

Hope that helps!

03-13-2019 03:13 PM
u2slow If your crewcab build is happening on any non-crewcab frame... anything you add in the way of a body lift will reduce the amount you need to cut/channel the rear cab floor.

I plan to do 1-2" body lift just for improving working clearances under the truck. Cummins powertrain makes everything a tight fit. A flatbed doesn't care about body lines matching up.
03-13-2019 02:05 PM
jr90 I have read that thread a couple of times and he did some modifications to the tunnel which is why I was wondering if the small body lift would eliminate the need for that. I found another thread and they only mention cutting the shifter hole so it may work. Mainly just wanted opinions on if the body lift would be a good solution or not.
03-13-2019 01:03 PM
Either this thread or one of his others details an NV5600 swap extremely well. You are on your own for finding it.
03-12-2019 10:34 PM
jr90 I have searched but may not be using the right terms. All I can find are "will it work" haven't been able to find many completions.
03-12-2019 09:54 PM
thrashingcows Have you searched the archives?? There is plenty of info out there, on this site and many of the other 1st gen forums, or just a google search away. Grab some snacks, and your favorite beverage and sit down for a few hours of reading.
03-12-2019 09:06 PM
Nv5600 swap

I'm planning to start my crew cab build pretty soon, going to run an nv5600 4wd and wanted some input on fitment. I would like to do minimal modifications to the tunnel and am wondering if I could make a custom 1 -2 inch body lift instead. Want to go with as little lift as possible to get the clearance needed.

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