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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:00 AM   #16
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All 3!!!! It took all of them to get mine out.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:11 AM   #17
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If you have a welder, sit a nut on top of the bolt head, and fill up the center with weld. Then just put a wrench on it.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 08:03 AM   #18
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I was able to remove mine with an 18v cordless impact driver! Never would have thought it would work but I said what the hey and tried it....of course this was after a couple of days of PB and a little heat, but it worked.

On another note, my right rear body mount bolt is spinning, I'm assuming the capture nut broke loose? Read a few posts about having to cut the bumper. Any suggestions?

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Unread 02-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #19
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You may have to go from the inside of the rear tube from the inside wheel well area. Cut it open to access the capture block,repair and close access hole. We did this on my friends but i don't recall removing the tank. I don't think we did.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 08:38 AM   #20
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Yeah, the rear body mount on the drivers side spins. There is enough room for me to drill a hole with a hope saw then I will just try to find a body plug to put in the hole.

As for heating the roll bar, can I use one of those little propane torches? Or do I need an oxy/acetelane torch?

It would also help for me to gets quality torx set.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 08:44 AM   #21
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Thanks Dave, sorry for the high jack smbundy!

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Unread 02-02-2014, 09:04 AM   #22
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Yeah, the rear body mount on the drivers side spins. There is enough room for me to drill a hole with a hope saw then I will just try to find a body plug to put in the hole.

As for heating the roll bar, can I use one of those little propane torches? Or do I need an oxy/acetelane torch?

It would also help for me to gets quality torx set.

Thanks.
I would try propane as it isn't as hot and would do less damage. I used the oxy/acet because that's what I had. Just set mine as low as I could.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 09:14 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info!!
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Unread 02-02-2014, 06:14 PM   #24
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Giving some serious thought to taking the body off of the frame so I can just go ahead and address any additional rust issues.

Any write ups/tips on how to tackle this?

Should I go through with this or fix any rust with the body on?

Thanks a lot.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 06:51 PM   #25
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I was able to get to all the rust with th body on. I did remove all the mounts and just suspend it over the frame so I can see what i was dealing with body mount wise. I will say this, replacing brake and fuel lines with tub on is kind of a pain. I would love to do a tub off but space doesnt permit for me to do that. I did address all the rust though with the tub on though just had to remove everything in my way.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:41 PM   #26
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I did mine with the tub off. While its doable with it on;I would say that this way is easier on your back.

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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #27
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Ok. I plan on looking at it sometime this coming week / weekend. And make a decision. Right now, the best choice is to take the body off of the frame. But I am not in a rush to make a decision.
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Unread 02-02-2014, 07:54 PM   #28
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Me on the otherhand upon recieving the jeep I knew I wanted it done by early march so I addressed all the mechanical issues first then jumped onto the body and learned how to weld in the process.
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Unread 02-03-2014, 08:43 AM   #29
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yeah... I am going to start with removing the roll bar to see just how bad the rust is... then I will decide on removing the body...
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Unread 02-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #30
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another picture of the rust damage...


I tried to move the roll bar bolts and broke my torx bit... any pointers on how best to get those out?
I had hell that you can see in my rebuild thread... Ended up having to take it to a friends shop and welding nuts on the top of them, often more than one per torx bolt to get them out. Tried PB blaster, heat, everything that was suggested. It finally took the welding...
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