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post #1 of 5 Old 09-19-2017, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Newby Needs HELP....

I just purchased my first ever Jeep. It is a 1990 Jeep wrangler YJ. 6 cyl engine, 5 speed. My question is..... under the hood and above the motor there is 2 long rods or bars that go from the front frame near the radiator back to the firewall. These rods/bars have threaded ends with a nut on them. What are these called? Where can I purchase one at? My jeep only has 1 and I want to purchase a 2nd one for the other side. Also, in the floorboard there is a hole maybe as big around as a coke can. I'm sure there is some type of plug, or cap that I can buy to place in this hole. (I think the hole is there to drain water from inside the jeep if it gets flooded) Where can I buy this plug/cap, Etc? And what are they called? ??? I am NOT a mechanically inclined person so please be patient with me. LOL Thanks for any help on this matter.

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-19-2017, 12:08 PM
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The rod is just a grille support rod. The original part# was 55050119, but they have been discontinued for years. I'd grab one from a salvage yard for 5 bux.
To plug the hole, you just need a body plug. Measure the hole and go to Napa, they have all sorts of generic body plugs in all sizes and shapes.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-19-2017, 12:17 PM
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The rod is called a support rod, part# 55050119. Good luck getting a new one as it's discontinued. Ebay has some used ones for about $25 a pair.
Floor Drain Plug, #55006578 Ormix-ada sells one thru Rock Auto for about $5 and Ebay has them too. I would check the size of the plug with a seller to make sure it's what you need.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for the info. Awesome.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-20-2017, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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I appreciate the quick answers. I have ordered the Grill support rods and the drain plugs using your info. THANKS.
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