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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #76
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What part of the metroplex is he located? I will have sopme parts I want to get done and would like to maximize my effort. I see some guy out of Garland on CL all the time and he has some nice pics, but seems a little pricey, but if I bring him a lot of work, might be able to bring it down.
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Unread 12-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #77
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I have similar PO modification on the rear of my frame that I need to remove. What type of disc did you use on your grinder to remove them?
I used the regular disk that came on my 4" grinder to remove the welds. Then I cleaned it up with a flap-disk from Northern Tool. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...tt=flap%2Bdisk
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Unread 12-21-2012, 09:31 AM   #78
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I used the regular disk that came on my 4" grinder to remove the welds. Then I cleaned it up with a flap-disk from Northern Tool. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...tt=flap%2Bdisk
Thanks. I like what you are doing with this jeep and I look forward to further updates.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #79
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I had big plans for working on the Yeti today, but I got a late start because I woke up with a migraine....and I never have a headache.

So this afternoon, I decided to start putting the rear shackle hangers on so I can finish the rear end. I had broken off the two bolts that held the left rear shackle hanger on a few weeks ago and I've been dreading drilling those out because it is a PITA.

While I laid down under the back of the Yeti, I noticed that the PO had really done a nice hack-job on the left rear wiring harness. I'll add that travesty to the list of things that need to be fixed. Wouldn't it be nice to see all the POs who hack and jack stuff up all flogged on a town square? Why do idiots do crap like this?

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While I was lying there studying the two bolts that I needed to drill out, I realized that these two bolts were sticking out about 1/2 inch from the frame. I just got a new 3lb sledge hammer in the mail last week. I wonder...

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About 30 seconds later, both those bolts were inside the frame. I've never drilled a couple of broken, rusty bolts out with a 3lb sledge hammer before. Sweet. Nothing like using the right tool for the right job.

The two culprits...

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After I took my shop vac and air hose, I had to blow out and vacuum up about 3 lbs worth of dirt that had filled the frame. Once I got all that cleaned up, I noticed I had this one bolt running through the frame that needed to be removed. Without dropping the gas tank, there was no other option. Hacksaw....UGH!

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Now I need to sand down the frame and shoot a new coat of spray paint on it before I hang the new shackle hanger. The remnants of that pesky bolt.

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After I got the new third hole drilled for the left rear shackle hanger, I went over to my hardware bench to get some nuts and bolts. Instead of using the 7/16" hex nuts that Jim supplied with the shackle hangers, I wanted to use some 7/16" Grade 8 Nylon Hex Nuts. I ran out to see if I could catch Ace Hardware open, but I was too late. I knew it was an effort in futility, but I made a trip to Home Depot and Lowes anyway just to see if they had any, no dice. I guess I'll have to wait until Monday and hope that Ace Hardware is open before I can continue, otherwise it will be after Christmas before I pick this back up.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #80
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If you have a NAPA Auto parts close by, you might try there for them.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 05:33 AM   #81
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I'll try NAPA if Ace is not open on Monday. Tks for the tip.
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Unread 12-23-2012, 06:00 AM   #82
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If you need bolts and nuts try these guys fast shipping and great prices here in Houston.

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I use them often and try to keep what I need. With the new to me CJ5 I am sure they will get alot more business from me lol
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Unread 12-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #83
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If you need bolts and nuts try these guys fast shipping and great prices here in Houston.

http://www.fmwfasteners.com/#

I use them often and try to keep what I need. With the new to me CJ5 I am sure they will get alot more business from me lol
WOW! Their prices are better than I've seen around Dallas. Thank you for the link.

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Unread 12-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #84
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NP yeah started a Spitfire not gonna finish all fine thread but the have all kinds of hardware shipping is fast also. Where ya at in Dallas have a friend I visit often more like a brother but he lives in Seagoville.
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After I got the new third hole drilled for the left rear shackle hanger, I went over to my hardware bench to get some nuts and bolts. Instead of using the 7/16" hex nuts that Jim supplied with the shackle hangers, I wanted to use some 7/16" Grade 8 Nylon Hex Nuts...
Unless I am completely mistaken, the hardware Jim sent with the shackle set are all Grade 8... bolts, nuts, washers???
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Unless I am completely mistaken, the hardware Jim sent with the shackle set are all Grade 8... bolts, nuts, washers???
Oh yeah, Jim supplies all Grade 8 hardware. Just as an extra safety precaution since they're inside of the frame, I want to use 7/16" Grade 8 Nylon Insert Locknuts instead of just 7/16" Grade 8 Hex Nuts (that Jim supplies). With a lock washer and some Loctite, there's no way those nuts are going to come lose.
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Ahhh... I am on the same page now! Thank you, Sir.
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Ok, I'm facing a dilemma. Take a look at this picture and tell me what's wrong with it.

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I've got the left rear shackle hanger semi-installed as the nuts are just hand tight. You're looking at a rear shackle that comes with the Rubicon Express CJ Extreme 4.5" lift kit.

1 - The bolt heads that are in the yellow circles have holes to install a zerk (grease) fitting. I haven't installed them yet.

2 - The bolt ends in the red circles are too long and if I install this shackle with the threaded end of the bolts toward the gas tank, the bolts are too long. I only have the nuts hand tight. I'm afraid that when I cinch down the nuts, the threads will stick out too far and rub the gas tank when the suspension moves.

3 - If I install this shackle with the threaded end of the bolts toward the exhaust, no problem right? Nope, if I do that I'll never be able to install the zerk fittings in the end of each bolt and will not be able to grease them. Plus, as the suspension moves, the zerk fittings would snap off rubbing up against the gas tank.

Do you think it would be okay to install the shackle as it appears in the picture? Do you think the bottom zerk fitting would rub against the gas tank and break off?

I'm trying not to have to break out the hacksaw again and saw these bolts off, but I don't think I'm going to have much of a choice do you? I haven't dry fitted the other side yet, but I'm almost 100% sure I'll run into the same problem. Right now, the only option I see is to saw off a 1/4" of each bolt and install all them with the threaded ends toward the gas tank. Anybody else got another option that I'm missing? I would appreciate your thoughts.

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Unread 12-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #89
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Correct me if I am wrong and most likely I am but is the shackle hanger supposed to go the other way from some of the pics I have seen I thought the big end where the bushing goes thru is supposed to be closer to the fender it should be clearance for the fender.

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Nevermind found the thread I was looking at the fronts face forward but he did not have any problem with the clearence on his.
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