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RootJ 06-22-2013 08:36 AM

Tranny Mount / Skid Plate Help TJ
 
As you can see, I have a problem with a few constraints to contend with.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/st...-fast-1539457/

I have been preparing to rebuild (weld) some f-rust-rating damage on my baby's frame.

Back in December my skid plate fell off due to rusted bolt holes and I have lined up two different welders for the repair but due to extreme personality flaws both of them flaked on the job. The skid is welded on.

I now have it all lined up but my t'case failed and I need to swap the t'case to be able to drive to the location that I have set up for the fab job.

Is there a way to hold the drive line in place after grinding off the skid to replace the t'case so I can drive the 2 hours t' get the skid and rails welded?

Maybe ratchet straps? I don't know.

Cavitation 06-26-2013 04:10 PM

Jacks and blocking. Jack the TC remove skid jack and block trani then remove TC.

Wheelin98TJ 06-26-2013 06:30 PM

Moved to TJ Tech.

RootJ 07-08-2013 12:21 PM

I ground the bolt head flush with the skid plate. If I go further I'll grind into it. What next?

Cavitation 07-08-2013 12:29 PM

Some heavy ratchet straps are fine.

NotURMailman 07-08-2013 12:30 PM

I thought the skid was welded to the frame?

RootJ 07-08-2013 12:54 PM

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Other side is welded to the frame, easy, I'll cut the bead but passenger side has seized bolts. Gotta take them out to drop the thing.

Attachment 644254

Cavitation 07-08-2013 01:03 PM

You would have been better off Just putting a breaker bar to those and snapping them. Now it looks like you'll have to drill them out.

NotURMailman 07-08-2013 01:03 PM

Try drilling through the center of the bolt. Increase in size until you are about to drill into the threads.

RnEmOvr 07-08-2013 01:08 PM

Now is a perfect time to make your own skid like I did.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...127080930a.jpg

RootJ 07-08-2013 01:25 PM

Couldn't snap them because they were in good shape to begin with, just seized.

Ok so I have step bits, that should work eh?

tjsean0308 07-08-2013 01:40 PM

FYI the stock bolts are a tapered shank as you probably know.
http://image.fourwheeler.com/f/techa...late_bolts.jpg

Just be careful not to drill into the skid plate that's all. I think a step drill would work well. Should be close to the same angle.

joe_jeep 07-08-2013 02:30 PM

cut all that crap off and start over. its not worth fixing as is.
the replacement skid plate "RnEmOvr" made is a good fix for you.

RootJ 07-08-2013 02:36 PM

Waiting is not an option at this point. I have to use this one

RootJ 07-08-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joe_jeep (Post 15654561)
"RnEmOvr".

What is that? Google has suggestions but no results.


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