I was driving my yj when all of a sudden the rear shock started dragging on the ground. I looked under my jeep and noticed that where the rear shock connects to the frame is completely broken off. What could have caused this, the frame is relatively rust free and is there any way to fix this? thanks
Had the same thing happen just a couple of weeks back. Cut one off of a YJ at the wrecking yard and welded it on. The shock mount on my 91 was installed so that it held water and it just rusted from the inside out. I drilled a hole in the base of this one and on the other side so the water will drain out. Just one more of the poor design features that make the early YJs such a joy to own.
You don't need an 'official' junk yard bracket. All you need is enough steel to hold a pin in the correct spot. I made this for mine.
Hey Don, If at somepoint you are under the Jeep, can you take some measurements for height and distance away from the frame that needed to be??? I have plans for making bolt on replacements but lost the info on dimentions.
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Hey Don, can you take some measurements for height and distance away from the frame that needed to be???
Sure, later today, I'll PM you. I moved them a bit up and a lot further forward to tuck the top of the shock into the corner of the 'step' in the tub from front floor to back floor. The photo was when I was swapping my frame a couple years ago, did all the new (used) frame prep first for a month.
Mine broke off on the axle mount a couple of years ago. You may want to look at the shock and make sure it is not binding. I replaced mine just as insurance that it wasn't the case after rewelding the mount.