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Old 10-19-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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Check with frame manufacturer as well as lift manufacturer to confirm exact process as drilling frame rail not good in certian places.
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Good lock and more photos!
The installation guide is pretty good about where to drill and where not to drill. I have worked on OTR trucks and have done some frame drilling before. Biggest thing is just don't get in a hurry. It will take a while to drill at least 24 holes.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:43 AM   #16
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Great buy and a neat project! I'm with the others that would just get some plates made and have them welded on but it sounds like you have the equipment and skill to do the drilling so...

Sure would like to follow along so hope you post more pictures!

BTW, I have an old Powergear system of 3 hydraulic jacks and if I forget to retract, when I take the rig out of "P" they retract automatically. Is there a reason your new system doesn't do that? Curious.
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Craigslist is a great thing!!! Good for you and the seller. I'm sure the seller is happy to get an unneeded "thing" off his hands and mind. I love Craigslist and living in the cyber age. Good luck with that project.
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Craigslist - depends on how brave you are. I am a chicken..... Glad you got a good deal.
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Handyhiker,
If you have worked on OTR rigs and done some frame drilling, it should be an easy project for you. My biggest concern is that you have enough room for your drill motor to be able to hold it square (horizontally).
I would measure twice (actually for me about 4 times!) Use a punch to mark the spot, drill a pilot hole and use a good split point or equivalent drill at slower speeds.

Good luck and have fun!
That was an excellent buy, IMO

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I answered an ad for a roadmaster falcon terrain towbar for the same year Trailblazer that I had just gotten and the guy wanted $300 for it. Found out his Trailblazer had been in an accident and he didn't need it. Then he said that he had a Power Gears (?) brake unit from the same vehicle that he'd sell me for another $100. Found out later that it was the same car. OOppss. He'd hit someone from the rear that was hard enuff a hit to blow the air bag and had had the car repaired and not reported. My rv guy found some badly straightened sheet metal when they were installing the new base plates and we turned him in. I think his buddy at the repair shop lost his license.
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