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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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tranny skid/crossmember

I swapped my skidplate out with a new one but in the process I broke 3 of the 6 bolt inserts inside the frame... its held up by one bolt on driver side and two on passenger side. Is there anyway to bolt up the others without cutting into the frame?

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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nope... You could weld the skid to the frame... I did it temporarily until I could repair them right. You might be able to heat them and easy out the broken bolts, but they will probably spin, which means replacing the nutserts and new bolts
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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Well that's what I mean by what I broke. The nutserts broke... one I pulled out through the frame. The other I took a sawzall to lol
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:32 PM   #4
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And one was missing when I bought jeep they had it slightly welded in that corner.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:34 PM   #5
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Many have used theses... http://www.mcmaster.com/#weld-nuts/=oer4en but you need to weld it all up again and cut out the rotted steel..
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #6
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That's my problem... no welder and no welding skill
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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That's my problem... no welder and no welding skill
Are you a member of ENH.com?

Sign up, free. Exploring NH .com general 4 x 4 group. all makes, but a lot of fabbers on there and some in Rochester area.

I'm in Hampton if you get really stuck...

A guy has a shop in Hampton too and does good work relatively inexpensive
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #8
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I'm not. I've been wondering if anyone from around here was on this forum . Well maybe after I get the jeep to stop ill see about getting it to someone.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #9
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Is it safe to say I should drive it around with lack of bolts on skid?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:49 PM   #10
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Is it safe to say I should drive it around with lack of bolts on skid?
I wouldn't w only 3...
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #11
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Would one of them like 120v welders be enough to weld it up a bit on each corner or something?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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Yup.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #13
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Maybe I will invest and teach myself . learned all my other wrenching abilities on this jeep.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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Not a bad way to go. I have a Lincoln 120V and did all my frame repair, and fabbed tire carrier etc... along with a crap load of other projects
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Unread 09-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #15
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Yeah my rear end of the frame is pretty rough. Maybe ill do that.
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