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    so ive been looking all sorts of stuff up lately. i came across isuzu pickups. they seem to have almost the same ifs setup. the upper control arms look very similar, besides the bolt on ball joints...anyone else wonder? if they were to magically fit whats to stop us from putting some balljoint spacers for lift?

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    I know a guy with a 85 ram 50 that he put a 392 blown hemi in and he used the isuzu frame because it is front steer and torsion bar, but otherwise the same. Are you talking 2wd lift or 4wd lift?
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    4wd. you think theyll work?

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    not sure - try them. you are talking the Japanese isuzu trucks, not a rodeo or amigo?
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    i belive there listed as isuzu pickup. and im gonna try to pick up a set in the next couple weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwenzek94 View Post
    i belive there listed as isuzu pickup. and im gonna try to pick up a set in the next couple weeks
    Let us know what you find. If it works out be sure to take pictures and do a full write up in the tech section. Once it's done we can make it a sticky.
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    I have the John Baker upper control arms in my truck if anyone needs photos.

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    not really sure what john baker control arms are but pictures would be cool

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    Hell I forgot about those, but then I never owned a 4wd either... One day I am going to scan in one of the old John Baker catalogs I have to get people drollin on here...
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    whats special about the john baker control arms?

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    Combined with the torsion bars he sold in his kit, gave about 3" of lift but with an awesome ride and handling. Have the kit with the sway bars and bushings, using Old Man Emu Nitrocharger shocks and rear springs. Have the Baker dual shock kit but didn't weld that up yet.

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    I'm droolin already. I'd love to see what they offered.

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    For noobs, or younguns, here's a photo of one of John Baker's race prepped trucks.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamahlr View Post
    Combined with the torsion bars he sold in his kit, gave about 3" of lift but with an awesome ride and handling. Have the kit with the sway bars and bushings, using Old Man Emu Nitrocharger shocks and rear springs. Have the Baker dual shock kit but didn't weld that up yet.
    That's some rare equipment you have there-doubtful if 10 people in the USA have it. I kick myself every time I look at his truck. Almost bought a brand new turbo diesel MM in 84 and had a buddy that raced the Baja 1000 in a MM that was going to help me set it all up with Baker parts. Bought a toyota 2 wd for work instead. Stoopid!! What I wouldn't give for a little time travel.

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    and i guess theyre un available....?

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    Very unavailable, unfortunately

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