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post #1 of 21 Old 03-16-2014, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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WJ Spring Perch repair Walkthrough.

Perhaps this could be a sticky, as this repair is relatively common.


As seen in my build thread, I had a very rusty spring perch on the front passenger side. I figured I'd make a write up on how to fix it so it's easier to find.


This is what my passenger side spring perch had looked like after I pulled off the spring.





I thought of a bunch of different ideas on how to fix the perch, but basically decided to replicate the factory perch to the best of my abilities. There's a couple different ways to achieve the same result, but I decided it was best to just go with the same measurements of the factory perch.

The factory perch is roughly 1/8'' thick. It's hard to measure the thickness after it's been rusted. 1 3/4'' tall with a 3 1/4" Diameter.



I went to work and grabbed a piece of 1/4" thick 3 1/4" diameter pipe. I then torched out a circle in a piece of 1/4" steel and capped off the top of the pipe. This is the fab work of the new perch.








I then ground down the old rusty spring perch on the axle to as flat as a service as I could.




This is a quick mock up before I welded it.




And finally, after paint and welding.





Hopefully someone can use this to fix their own rusty or broken spring perches! Enjoy.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-16-2014, 04:02 PM
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Sounds like a job for a machinist. Glad I don't got rust like that. Good work though.
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Sounds like a job for a machinist. Glad I don't got rust like that. Good work though.
Anybody that knows how to weld can do this. Grind, clean, weld. It's really not a hard job.
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Anybody that knows how to weld can do this. Grind, clean, weld. It's really not a hard job.
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Thanks for posting this! I'm sure when I go to do my lift down the road, I'll need to do mine as well.

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Good thread and pics. I'm adding this to the FAQ thread.


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Nice one , thanks for the guide.

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That is basically what I did with mine.. Well what I had done. Lol. What kind of paint did you use?

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That is basically what I did with mine.. Well what I had done. Lol. What kind of paint did you use?
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Do you have to disconnect anything when you are welding these on like the battery or computer etc?

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Do you have to disconnect anything when you are welding these on like the battery or computer etc?
As a general rule its always a good idea to disconntect the battery when welding. I have however, welded on mine several times with everything connected with no ill effects.

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Not trying to hijack the thread but my dad has a wire welder and will be doing the welding if I just disconnect the battery It should be ok should I pull the brake lines out of the way?

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Not trying to hijack the thread but my dad has a wire welder and will be doing the welding if I just disconnect the battery It should be ok should I pull the brake lines out of the way?
i wouldnt pull them out of the way .... just lay something over them for protection will be good enough.

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Yes make sure to disconnect battery. I welded mine up with only taking the brake lines off. I never disconnected them entirely. Just the brackets so I could wire tie them out of the way more.
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