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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:16 PM   #1
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CJ7 stock rear draw/tow bar removal

Hello everyone. I am stripping down my jeep for a restoration and am stuck on removing the rear drawbar mounted to the rear frame/bumper under the spare tire carrier. The bolts I assume have nuts on them but the access is zero to get a wrench on them. How do you remove these bolts??? Thanks

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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Drop the gas tank.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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Not worth the work if that's the only way. I guess the draw bar stays
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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:37 PM   #4
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That's your call.
You did say 'restoration', so that shouldn't be an issue since most real restorations include pull'n the gas tank for inspection and such. As in repair/painting the frame etc.
BTW-You have a '20' in the rear. Not a 30, as you indicate in your profile

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Unread 06-06-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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Unread 06-06-2014, 11:17 PM   #6
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Hell, sometimes I remove the entire body to have access to the frame and room to work. The gas tank is a few hoses and 8 bolts......

Any resto will involve removing most or all the major parts.
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Unread 06-07-2014, 05:25 AM   #7
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You shouldn't have to drop the fuel tank to take off an accessory. My 84 had a Draw Bar and I could put it on or take it off as needed with regular hand tools.







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Unread 06-07-2014, 07:26 AM   #8
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You shouldn't have to drop the fuel tank to take off an accessory.
The stock one on my 86 bolts on from the back, not the bottom and the nuts are under the gas tank skid plate. Have the 20 gallon box skid, no access.
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Unread 06-07-2014, 09:18 AM   #9
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The stock one on my 86 bolts on from the back, not the bottom and the nuts are under the gas tank skid plate. Have the 20 gallon box skid, no access.
Same here.
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