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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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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.

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Unread 06-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Jacks and blocking. Jack the TC remove skid jack and block trani then remove TC.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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I ground the bolt head flush with the skid plate. If I go further I'll grind into it. What next?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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Some heavy ratchet straps are fine.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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I thought the skid was welded to the frame?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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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.

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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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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.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Try drilling through the center of the bolt. Increase in size until you are about to drill into the threads.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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Now is a perfect time to make your own skid like I did.

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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:25 PM   #11
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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?
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Unread 07-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #12
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FYI the stock bolts are a tapered shank as you probably know.


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.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 01:30 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 07-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #14
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Waiting is not an option at this point. I have to use this one
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Unread 07-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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