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post #1 of 28 Old 03-31-2018, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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So my flat skid is basically done. I am waiting for it to cool so I can finish blending the welds and then do a final test-fit before paint.

Those of you who went flat but kept the stock transmission mount --- how did you do the torque arm bushing mount? Did you use it at all?

I know most guys who go with a flat belly end up using a separate crossmember for the transmission mount, but I was leery about welding to my frame. That being said, it would have been a lot easier to make the transmission mount separate from the skid.

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So my flat skid is basically done. I am waiting for it to cool so I can finish blending the welds and then do a final test-fit before paint.

Those of you who went flat but kept the stock transmission mount --- how did you do the torque arm bushing mount? Did you use it at all?

I know most guys who go with a flat belly end up using a separate crossmember for the transmission mount, but I was leery about welding to my frame. That being said, it would have been a lot easier to make the transmission mount separate from the skid.
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I have this for the transmission mount, unfortunately it's still on the shelf since I hurt my back. If you're welding up your own skid remake yours how it needs to be.
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No, I copied the transmission mount from the stock skid over to mine, but made it lower-profile. The problem is the torque arm bushing that mounts a little in front of the transmission mount on the driver's side.

I came up with an idea, I'll post back if it works. With pictures.

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Any other options besides notching that tub support? Will it still be strong enough if I notch it?

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Any other options besides notching that tub support? Will it still be strong enough if I notch it?

It will be fine. I notched mine when I first did the tummy tuck and then notched even more when I put the 241 in.

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I've never cut anything on my Jeep before. It's giving me the shivers.

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After you make the first cut, you get over that real quick...ask me how I know
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Well, when I was doing my tummy tuck research I saw a bunch of people (the ones who actually used a flat skid) had to notch the tub there. I was hoping I wouldn't have to (wishful thinking), but I guess I need to fire up the die grinder.

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I would notch it. But I have seen others take a 9lb shop hammer to make room. I don't think I would do that though.

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I have this for the transmission mount, unfortunately it's still on the shelf since I hurt my back. If you're welding up your own skid remake yours how it needs to be.
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Seems I had issues with my SYE and the big DC joint, I had to hammer clearance there as well as notch that little "frame" rail.
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