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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2016, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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Help! Body bolts stripped

So I decided to do a body off resto on my 97 tj mostly because I'm putting a new to me frame on it. My tub is also in horrible shape. I went to take the 2 body bolts out of the corners on the rear and they both stripped. So I need to replace that piece under the tailgate because it got tore up. Anyone know where I can find that and whats that piece called? Some kind of tailgate end support? I might just end up parting this jeep out as bad as I dont want to. Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-29-2016, 08:33 AM
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Last year I ended up cutting into the body and welded on a new nut. I don't think there is any replacement part for there.

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I appreciate the reply. Looks like a lot of cutting and welding is going to take place. Another bolt stripped. So far 3 out of the 9 I have messed with stripped and thats even after soaking them in PB Blaster for 2 days. Only 2 more to go.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-29-2016, 09:37 PM
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They the rear replacement piece along with the torque boxes.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-30-2016, 06:45 AM
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Have you used a torch on any of the bolts?

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-31-2016, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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I did use a torch, it helped, but didnt help on every bolt. Im pretty sure my tub is garbage. Its rotted out so bad underneath, I could probably save money by buying another tub. I guess im going to have to cut into my tub to cut the bolts out. Not sure, this is my first time doin something like this to a jeep. Any other suggestions?
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