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post #1 of 5 Old 06-30-2002, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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have a broken rear spring shackle plate on my '79CJ. What's the best way to replace as the nuts are inside frame and turn with bolt heads?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-30-2002, 09:06 PM
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by navycj7:
<strong>have a broken rear spring shackle plate on my '79CJ. What's the best way to replace as the nuts are inside frame and turn with bolt heads?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">The nuts are supposed to be "captive" and not turn. On my 79 CJ a couple were in the same condition as yours and I wound up torching them off, removing the hangar and cleaning up the area with a grinder. I drilled out all the nuts and flush-welded in new ones. I painted everything and used plenty of grease on the threads on re-assembly.

Now is a good time to consider upgrading the rear hangars to heavier duty ones.


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This happened on my 79 cj7 on both sides.
Since I was replacing the rear member also I took a piece of 1/2 inch plate and cut to the width of the inside of the frame and about 4inches long, then drilled and tapped the plate to match the holes in the frame. Then all you have to do is slide the plate inside the frame and start the bolts......

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I had the same problem, I cut through the back and ground off the bolts, with the hole I could now put in a nut and a flatwrench to hold it in place. I had no welder so I just left the hole in the back open but it worked untill someday I get a welder from the mechanic fairy hahahaha

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Steve, would you recommend 1/4" plate for the heavier hangers? Is there a company which sells heavy-duty hangers, or is this a fab job?

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