Originally Posted by LonnieD
Well ... Duhhh! Thanks mrmud4x4 - that is the answer!! I just ordered the body lift bushings. Old girl has 300K miles on her and the stock bushings are shot. I appreciate the solution and look forward to more advice as we spiff up the YJ.
Get hold of a 4 or 4.5" grinder (like a Makita) that will accept the cutting disc's......I am pretty sure that you will need to cut out some body metal to get at the top of the bushing bolts. I had to cut three areas.....under the drivers seat, and the two rear ones - hidden behind the rear tire well plastic. Wear safety goggles......
The top bolts have holders in there that will be rusted out.....the nuts/bolts that spin will be the ones that you will have to access on top.....some you can get to, others are under body metal.
We cut flaps, then I cut out some aluminum daimond plate pieces to cover the cut out areas, bend the flaps back and use self tapping screws to mount your daimond plate covers over the cut out area. Use rustoleum spray paint on your cuts first, and some gasket goop when you place the daimond plate covers over the area....