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post #1 of 7 Old 04-28-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting body mounts out?

Hi everyone I have a 1992 wrangker and I'm putting a 1" Bl
And new mounts as well. All mine were rusted and I snapped 9 out of 11.

I want to know easiest way to get the ones in the rear corners?
I cut all the others out by cutting out squares in my hub.
If I cut my body in the rear I can get to them but idk if there is a easier way then cutting the outside?
If it comes down to it I will since I cut all the others

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-28-2014, 05:42 PM
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I had a similar problem and just cut a C shape below the gas cap location, peel back to expose the nut plate, then welded back in place. A little bondo over the welds to smooth it out and it's good to go. Just make sure you don't have any gas leaks (can you smell fumes?), bad time to find out. I'll post a few pics when I get to the computer.

Here's the cut I did --- worked out well. Although Goob's way would not show any evidence of the cut, but I was too lazy to remove the wheel and plastic guard.

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remove the plastic mud cover dealies and you can access the cavity from behind, cut a hole and be done


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post #4 of 7 Old 04-28-2014, 05:51 PM
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you can cut on the inside of the tub, right about the mounts.

Read this thread and pay special attention to the 6th picture down.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...-w-pix-705291/

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-29-2014, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up doing what Delawdude did.

I have a 4" suspension lift and the new mounts I'm installing are the kit with both the 1" lift and mounts in one. Also new bolts.

Will I have to do a engine lift or anything with it?

For the top nuts a knocked the welds out I was gonna get a big washer and regular nut to hold it together?
This will work fine, correct ?
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-29-2014, 06:45 PM
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if you're still running a clutch fan (bolted to the water pump) then yes, if you lift the body 1" then you'll have to either raise the motor 1" OR lower the fan shroud by 1" so the fan doesn't get bent (or chew up the shroud)

yes, you can just remove those nuts and replace with a nut & washer - that's what I did, been fine for close to 2 years now.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-29-2014, 06:53 PM
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I did the same thing--washer and a nut. Only I welded the nut to a square piece of scrap metal for the washer. Then installed. That way the square shape will not spin if I need to retorque or remove in the future. Don't know if it'll work like I am hoping, maybe I'll never have to find out!!
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