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Marca 03-03-2013 10:00 PM

Advice on Replacing Rear Tub Mounts
 
All,

I've got some pretty rough rear tub mounts on my 80 CJ-7 (imagine that).

I'm trying to figure out how to tackle them - I know I'll probably have to replace the channels where they attach to the floor, but I can't seem to find those channels for sale anywhere - anyone have tips?

Also, in a perfect world, I'd like to be able to jack the tub up, cut out the channels, and weld in new ones with mounts without having to totally remove the tub. Has anyone done this?

Some pics below to give everyone a better idea:
http://www.marcatectura.com/jeepforu...s/IMG_1630.JPG

http://www.marcatectura.com/jeepforu...s/IMG_1632.JPG

Thanks in advance,

Marca

PS if anyone in the Austin area wants to help out with this little project, I can do 3D renders of your jeep with any color/mod you're thinking about...just sayin...

WNC-84CJ7 03-03-2013 10:03 PM

Those look like pictures from the Titanic.

Marca 03-03-2013 10:17 PM

Ha I was thinking the same thing...the texture is really old rhino liner the PO had sprayed everywhere

WNC-84CJ7 03-03-2013 10:20 PM

If it looks that bad, and if you can do without the CJ for a while, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to take the tub off and do all the proper repairs. No doubt all the mounts, body and chassis, could use some TLC.:wave:

acgcoug 03-04-2013 09:26 AM

Fabricating new channels, or fabricating repair patches on the channels isn't too difficult to do. Cut out the spot welds if necessary, remove the bad section, fabricate, and weld in the new piece. You will have to make new nut cages too.

http://images3a.snapfish.com/2323232...B4%3A337nu0mrj

http://images3a.snapfish.com/2323232...%3A38337nu0mrj

http://images3a.snapfish.com/2323232...A8759337nu0mrj

http://images2.snapfish.com/23232323...3B876337nu0mrj

There's more pics in my build thread if the pics help in any way.


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