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post #31 of 77 Old 01-08-2013, 06:40 PM
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Thanks. I was hoping it would be something besides a pain in the d!ck. Sounds like fun
Whats really a pain is when they break and your leaf spring nuts snap off in the same day.

Hopefully I'll be doing something similar soon.


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post #32 of 77 Old 01-08-2013, 07:16 PM
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did you already drill out the holes on the trans? i wanna see how this is done. might do it myself but without the jig.

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post #33 of 77 Old 01-08-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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did you already drill out the holes on the trans? i wanna see how this is done. might do it myself but without the jig.
Not yet. I'll be doing this last.
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post #34 of 77 Old 01-09-2013, 09:03 AM
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did u use any wd-40 or pb or anti seize on the bolt? hand tools arent gonna be able to pull the bolt back out a quick zip with an impact may save u from a loose nutsert and a bolt stuck in it. Here at the shop with some fasteners u can get away with putting bolts with nuts in a bind and a quick hit with an impact will loosen it.

I your nutsert is shot which is very likely you dont have much options besides opening up the inside of ur frame to get a wrench on it or cutting it out from the bottom......

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post #35 of 77 Old 01-09-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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did u use any wd-40 or pb or anti seize on the bolt? hand tools arent gonna be able to pull the bolt back out a quick zip with an impact may save u from a loose nutsert and a bolt stuck in it. Here at the shop with some fasteners u can get away with putting bolts with nuts in a bind and a quick hit with an impact will loosen it.

I your nutsert is shot which is very likely you dont have much options besides opening up the inside of ur frame to get a wrench on it or cutting it out from the bottom......
Like I said, this sounds fun. I'm pulling the stock cross member back off tomorrow to finish up the new one. I'll see what's up with it then....
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post #36 of 77 Old 01-09-2013, 07:43 PM
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Subscribed. This actually looks like a viable solution to not buying one.
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post #37 of 77 Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Subscribed. This actually looks like a viable solution to not buying one.
Yup, and you won't get a flat belly anyway else.
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post #38 of 77 Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 PM
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This looks great. I was looking at the beefed up stock replacement, but this looks Like a good alternative

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post #40 of 77 Old 01-10-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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No pics, but I took Alex's advice, welded the nuts to the studs, and twisted them out. Also, I enlarged the slots to fit the bolts better. Hopefully, I finish this heavy bastard up this weekend....
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post #41 of 77 Old 01-11-2013, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Sack up and build a 44. Then wish you built a 60. Wanna buy a built 44?
Hahahaha. 44/9" is something I'm always thinking about.
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post #42 of 77 Old 01-13-2013, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATEZ!

Bent the sides to "hug" the frame....





Bolted up...







Painted...



Now I need to clock the case. I'll probably start on that Thursday. Also, I plan to build a transfer case skid and a trans skid off the x member very soon out of 2" square tube and 3/16" plate.
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ERMAGHERRD this skid is a pig....
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post #44 of 77 Old 01-19-2013, 11:06 PM
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Looks good but my god how much does that thing weight!?

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post #45 of 77 Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Looks good but my god how much does that thing weight!?
I don't want to know lol. But it's not as bad as I thought. My buddy had a flat skid in his TJ, which is basically just a big piece of plate and it weighs 60 pounds. I can't imagine mine being much more if not any more than that. I'm ditching the wet carpet so it will off set it lol. Plus, as long as I keep the heavy weight low, it doesn't bother me as bad...
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