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Unread 05-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Skid Plate Nutserts

Ive had a single skid plate bolt broken in the frame nutsert since I bought the Jeep. Since I was doing a lot of other work I thought Id drill the bolt out and replace it. I got a nice hole through the bolt and was using a bolt extractor when it snapped in the hole. My bits are not sharp/hard enough to drill through the now broken extractor. I was reading this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/nu...nstall-390635/ about removing the nutserts which I think is my last resort. Here is a picture of what Im working with.

I have a couple of questions though.
1- Can you remove the nutserts with the bolt/extractor still in them?
2- What size nutsert should I use for a YJ?
3- Is it just the welds around the outside of the nutsert that is securing it?
Thanks in advance.

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Unread 05-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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It looks like you're probably better off just replacing that section. Can you weld or have buddies who might help with welding? It might be easier to just grind off the old one and weld a nut into the frame.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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^ thats what i did with all 6. Used hole saw to drill out old stuff, made 3/16 plates that were the same width as the frame with enough length to cover the new hole. Welded 1/2 nuts on one side and then welded the whole plate to the frame. I used the factory skid to line up all of the holes/plates.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Really wasn't trying to cut the frame like that. I'll try and find a carbide or diamond tipped bit and maybe I can get that extractor out of there. Do YJs use the same size nutsert as the newer wrangler
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Unread 05-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Been a while since I did mine but here is your question to #2
http://shop.blackmagicbrakes.com/Nut...nt-Kit_c79.htm
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Unread 05-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #6
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Ah missed the size on that listing when I looked at that page earlier. Thanks for the redirect.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #7
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Unread 05-31-2013, 07:58 AM   #8
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Used Nuts

I had the same problem on mine I plasma cut a small square hole in side of frame removed the nutserts on three off them and put a washer, lockwasher, and nut on a new bolts to fasten it back up the small elongated hole shouldn't have any structual damage to the frame. Its not a rock climer. when I get around to it I was going to weld the nut on and put a small piece of metal inserted in space cut out and weld, grind and repaint would be like new or better. Joe100
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Unread 06-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #9
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Grind out the old nuts and weld in a 1/2" flanged nut in it's place and you're done.
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Unread 06-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #10
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I've got one of the rear nutserts that the PO nust have stripped out and drilled to 9/16. The threads are marginal and I probably won't have to fool with it, but I'm glad I saw this thread on how to do it.
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