WHEEL LIFT INSTALLATION (PICKUP)
Remove rear bumper, disconnect all lights and fuel fill hoses. Remove bed. Measure and note distance between frame rails for future reference. Remove rear crossmember. Install frame reinforcements (see figure ?). Install airbag system if applicable. Prepare forward crossmember as shown in figure ?.
Lower wheel lift in place and rest on the frame of the truck as shown in figure ?. The wheel lift must be centered between the truck frame members. Make certain you have adequate clearance between truck third member and wheel lift. Re-align truck frame rails to original dimension . Then square the unit to the frame and clamp into postition. Now weld all around rear angle mount and frame rails (#1 in Figure C) . The quality of the weld should meet or exceed AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code (this refers to making a structurally sound weld with one of the following processes: SMAW (ARC), MIG or TIG . Mount forward mounting angle as shown in figure ?. Install side mounting angles using 1/2", grade 8 bolts and nylon lock nuts.
REINSTALLATION OF PICKUP BED - The pickup bed is now ready to lower back onto the truck chassis. Be sure that everything is clear when lowering the bed onto the chassis. After pickup bed is in place, make certain you have adequate clearance between bed floor rails and the wheel lift slide rails and slide assy. Install bed mounting bolts.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM HOOK-UP - ENGINE MOUNTED PUMP - Begin by connecting 1/2" high pressure line to bottom port on wheel lift valve, marked "IN". Connect other end to pump port, connect 1/2" high pressure hose to top port on wheel lift valve marked "OUT", connect other end to remote filter port marked "IN" (usually located near hydraulic reservoir), connect 1/2" high pressure line to remote filter port marked "OUT", connect other end to hydraulic reservoir. Connect 1 1/8" suction hose to hydraulic reservoir, connect other end to pump port. Note: be certain all suction line connections are air tight, this will prevent air from entering hydraulic system during use.. Fill hydraulic reservoir.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM HOOK-UP - 12VDC PUMP - Begin by connecting 1/2" high pressure line to bottom port on wheel lift valve, marked "IN", connect other end to pump port marked "OUT", connect 1/2" high pressure hose to top port on wheel lift valve marked "OUT", connect other end to pump port marked "IN". Fill hydraulic reservoir.
WHEEL LIFT CONTROLS - Included with your "Sneeker" wheel lift are (1) Powercord, (1) 15 ft. pigtail (for "In Cab" operation, if desired), and (1) 4 ft. pigtail. Install pigtails, and pump wiring as shown in wiring diagram.
INITIAL START UP - Plug powercord into control plug in rear of truck, operate controls, begining with 1.) "Lift Down" , 2.) "Ext. Out", 3.) "Forks Out" , operate wheel lift functions untill all air has escaped from hydraulic system.
REINSTALLATION OF REAR BUMPER - Lower wheel lift, install rear bumper. NOTE: some modification of bottom of rear bumper may be nesessary to fully retract wheel lift. Small, stock bumpers work best. No "Drop Down" or "V" bumpers. Custom bumpers can be used if desired.