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post #1 of 4 Old 06-18-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Front Drive Shaft Rubbing

Newbie here. Purchased my 1983 CJ7 about a month ago. While poking around underneath, it looks like the front drive shaft is rubbing against the exhaust.

I think this is bad. Any advice?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-18-2013, 09:33 PM
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Take it to an exhaust shop and have them build a new cross over that goes over the drive line. Or, get a BFH and clearance the exhaust pipe.

Beat it to fit, paint it to match!

Wheel, Wrench, Repeat.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-18-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Is an exhaust shop expensive?

Does "clearance" mean "remove" or gently bang it away from the shaft?

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-18-2013, 10:20 PM
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With the use of the term BFH (big F'n hammer), clearance means hit it hard with said tool until it doesn't rub any longer.
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