#1
Would any routing be necessary to put a Floyd Rose in a strat style guitar? I dont just want it to be flush, I want to be able to pull up on the bar as well to get those Dimebag-esque squeals.
#2
Yes, if you want to pull up you are going to need to recess a cavity at least 5/12" deep. Dean routes their cavities 1/2" deep iirc.

If you have a router on hand, you can get this: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Special_tools_for_Routing/Tremolo_Routing_Templates.html

With these bits: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tools/Special_tools_for_Routing/Ball_Bearing_Router_Bits.html

Goodluck mate.
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#4
Honestly, with all the work and cost of routing the body, routing the neck for a locking nut and then flattening out the fretboard radius to 10 inches so it would work with a Floyd, you're probably better off just buying a guitar with one that already has one.

Fender makes an HSS strat with a Floyd for about $350. That's probably your best bet besides something like the Jackson Adrian Smith SDX signature model.

You can use a top mounted Floyd to do pull ups, but you have to set it up at an angle - if you do it right, you should be able to pull up a full step, but anymore than that would require routing out the body underneath the term.

Routing isn't really a big deal if you know what you are doing, but it's a lot of work if you want to do it right. And that's not even considering the refinishing afterwards.
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This is terrible advice. Even worse than the useless dry, sarcastic comment I made.

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#5
yeah, i know i could have already bought a decent new one for the money ive put in it, but it has sentimental value to it