The thing is, I have no desire to run over 37's/38's.14b and it's parts are actually fairly cheap, but fitting under the XJ is another thing - and that's even more so with HP D60 fronts
I won't dude! Hopefully I'll get a little work done between classes tomorrow.1990JEEPXJ said:I will be watching this thread closely. Better not let me down
2 options IMOStarted back to school today but between classes I got some work done on the cross member. First off, it fits and all the bolt holes line up....
Then I cut some access slots to the trans mount bolts. No, they aren't perfectly square, but it's going to get thrashed on so who cares? I took one of the pieces of metal I cut out and welded it across the slots on the inside for a little added strength...
Here is a pic of the whole cross member...
So I slapped another stock cross member (not bent up one) on so I could get it out of the garage. Tightening up the bolts, one of the bolts just spins in the frame. Did I break a nutsert? What do I do with that?
Thanks. I was hoping it would be something besides a pain in the d!ck. Sounds like fun2 options IMO
1. Cut a hole in the side of the frame for new bolts. Not the best idea. It was done on my previous XJ.
2. Cut out both bolts(stud and nut), weld 2 nuts to a piece of 1/8 and weld in place of the old ones.
Sack up and build a 44. Then wish you built a 60. Wanna buy a built 44?I've thrown this idea around a good bit. I just can't justify putting that much work into a Dana 30!
I vote weld some 1/2x13 nuts to a piece of plate, and add a few more while you're add it. I'd say 3 or 4 per side, overkill is always better.Thanks. I was hoping it would be something besides a pain in the d!ck. Sounds like fun
Whats really a pain is when they break and your leaf spring nuts snap off in the same day.Thanks. I was hoping it would be something besides a pain in the d!ck. Sounds like fun
Not yet. I'll be doing this last.did you already drill out the holes on the trans? i wanna see how this is done. might do it myself but without the jig.
Like I said, this sounds fun. I'm pulling the stock cross member back off tomorrow to finish up the new one. I'll see what's up with it then....did u use any wd-40 or pb or anti seize on the bolt? hand tools arent gonna be able to pull the bolt back out a quick zip with an impact may save u from a loose nutsert and a bolt stuck in it. Here at the shop with some fasteners u can get away with putting bolts with nuts in a bind and a quick hit with an impact will loosen it.
I your nutsert is shot which is very likely you dont have much options besides opening up the inside of ur frame to get a wrench on it or cutting it out from the bottom......
Yup, and you won't get a flat belly anyway else.Subscribed. This actually looks like a viable solution to not buying one. :thumbsup: