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post #121 of 1132 Old 03-26-2010, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Not at all pretty so far...I gave up for the night and started drinking instead. I look at it again tomorrow with fresh (albeit hungover) eyes...



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post #122 of 1132 Old 03-26-2010, 08:44 PM
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Grinder and a cut off wheel...there should be a single (sometimes there is two) spot weld holding the nut.

Grind as much of the weld off, and then grab a chisel and hammer to finish the work.

I broke all 4 when I did my shocks.

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Grinder and a cut off wheel...there should be a single (sometimes there is two) spot weld holding the nut.

Grind as much of the weld off, and then grab a chisel and hammer to finish the work.

I broke all 4 when I did my shocks.
How did you get a grinder up there? I had the body disconnected and lifted as far as I could get it, and barely had room for my Dremel... I was pounding the **** out of the thing with a sharp chisel, Air Hammer, 4 lb sledge taking FULL swings and it's not budging, even a little bit
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I undid all the body mounts all the way to in front of the doors...I then jacked it up (granted it may not have been the safest thing I have ever done) with some 2x4s stacked on top of each other and screwed together.



I'm still alive with all limbs intact...so I guess it wasn't that bad

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How did you get a grinder up there? I had the body disconnected and lifted as far as I could get it, and barely had room for my Dremel... I was pounding the **** out of the thing with a sharp chisel, Air Hammer, 4 lb sledge taking FULL swings and it's not budging, even a little bit
Wade,

I had the same problem on my jeep. What I did is get a cutoff wheel that fits in a drill. Like this one...Shop GatorGrit 1-1/2" Mounted Grinding Wheel at Lowes.com this with let you get up in the hole. I assembled it in the hole which let me cut out my old broken bolts. Good luck!
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post #126 of 1132 Old 03-26-2010, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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Wade,

I had the same problem on my jeep. What I did is get a cutoff wheel that fits in a drill. Like this one...Shop GatorGrit 1-1/2" Mounted Grinding Wheel at Lowes.com this with let you get up in the hole. I assembled it in the hole which let me cut out my old broken bolts. Good luck!
Maybe I'll hit up my local HW store tomorrow and see what I can find. I did undo all the body mounts in back (Not all the way up front), but couldn't get anywhere near enough lift to get a grinder in there.
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post #127 of 1132 Old 03-26-2010, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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At least I have something to be thankful for... the Passenger side went right in...a little anti-seize on the bolts before re-install and they went up and it just installed right up there...

Not a ton of space between the fat 2.75" Shock body on the Rancho and the lower spring perch on my axle (considering I had the can up/rod down on my old shocks) but I guess we'll see how it goes once I get everything bolted back up...

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post #128 of 1132 Old 03-26-2010, 10:20 PM
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So do I just mount the thing "upside" down (Can side down)? Or do I have to swap the bushings, or did I buy the wrong shocks?

***EDIT*** I double checked the part number and all the Installed Pics I see on Google (albeit not on TJ's) show Can side down, so I assume that's the way Rancho Intended
Yep, the new Ranchos are supposed to be mounted can-down. There were a couple of threads a few months ago where it came up, but it's been awhile. Anyway, mine go on tomorrow!

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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i used an air hammer with a point tip on mine and just jacked the body up with my Hi lift


oh and this is one of my favorite builds

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Yep, the new Ranchos are supposed to be mounted can-down. There were a couple of threads a few months ago where it came up, but it's been awhile. Anyway, mine go on tomorrow!
See Post above yours!
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See Post above yours!
Yeah I just saw it. That's what I get for trying to post with this stupid phone. By the time I finish a sentence, 5 minutes have already passed.:

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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yessss! when are they getting mounted onto the jeep?
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post #134 of 1132 Old 03-27-2010, 12:14 PM
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awesome! i cant wait to see what they look like

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yessss! when are they getting mounted onto the jeep?
I wish I knew... I waiting on some parts for my front end, and then some time to get em installed.

If I get the rear shock bolt thing fixed today and the shock isntalled, I'll mount up the back 2 on and snap a pic!

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