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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Unknown bracket in engine compartment

Bought an 89 Wrangler (Base model) about six weeks ago and have been fixing numerous issues... Rebuilt transfer case, SYE, new driveshaft, new exhaust system, replacing floor pans, new soft top, new windshield, the list goes on (sound familiar?? lol). On the plus side, gave me a good reason to upgrade my welder and get that plasma cutter I've wanted

I'm beginning to go through the engine compartment now and there's a bracket on the passenger inner fender well in front of the battery. Have no idea what it was for, and haven't been able to find it online or in the parts catalog. Since I'm the type of guy who wants to know the car inside and out, this is driving me crazy! Any idea what this is?
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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that's where the factory jack was stored
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Unread 10-08-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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It's for your jack.

Edit: Beat me to it.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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What it is, is a great place for an old ammo can to store small tools and such...
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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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If you don't mind riding without a jack, or don't use the factory jack thats a great place for lockable storage
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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! I'm fixing so many issues because the previous owner didn't know what he was doing that I was worried it might be something important! I've had this Jeep for 5 weeks and have yet to actually drive it The PO sold it fairly cheap because it had a cracked transfer case housing, I thought that would be an easy repair - HA!! I feel like a CSI detective figuring out the history on this thing - he installed a lift kit without an SYE, driveshaft had come out and smacked around, bent the mainshaft in the transfer case. Fix one thing, leads to another... But having fun in the process!
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Unread 10-08-2013, 12:47 PM   #7
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Yep stock jack location but great place to store stuff
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Unread 10-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #8
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Huh. I like the ammo can idea. I still have my jack bracket and have a couple ammo cans laying around in the garage. This may be a fun little project. Thanks for the idea!!
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Unread 10-08-2013, 09:06 PM   #9
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Amazingly, mine still has the original jack, crank, and lug wrench.

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Unread 10-09-2013, 05:24 AM   #10
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Amazingly, mine still has the original jack, crank, and lug wrench.
I have all the original components to mine as well. They don't do much good with the lift, but I've got them. Anybody need an OEM jack setup? LOL
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