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Old 07-08-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Back shock bolts on my 97 tj

Ok so when taking the top bolts out 2 broke one on each side how do I fix this I tryed to use a air hammer to brake off the weld but bent the hole it was welded to any suggestions

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Old 07-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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I just went threw this.. You need to jack up your body tub, grind tack welds of nuts then knock them off with air hammer. I then used teraflex rear shock bar pin elim kit ($25) and installed it with grade 8 hardware.

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Old 07-08-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:54 AM   #4
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What do u mean by jack up the tub like off the frame
Yes, remove all body mount bolts then lift the corner ~4" and remove fender inner liner to gain access to weld nut.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #5
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Ok thanks
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:51 AM   #6
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Remember the 2 body mounts in front of the gas tank.. Took me a few min to figure it out. I used a dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut into the tacks hold the nuts then air chisel to knock them off.
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I poked my dremel through the hole where the upper tip of the shock goes and cut the majority of the tack weld off the nuts. I was then able to air hammer the nut the rest of the way off.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:14 PM   #8
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undo the body mounts and replace the upper shock bolts and nuts with grade 8 hardware ... its about a 1 hr job if you have air tools
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:27 PM   #9
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But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes
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But if I can get the welded nuts off I have inserts for the holes
Nutserts=devil IMO. After dealing with them for the skid for the t-case/tranny. I would prefer a nut and bolt and with the bar pin elim there should be no need to remove again.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:24 PM   #11
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That's the thing I got alot of money tide up into this all ready and if I brake one of the body mounts I don't have no more money and I kinda need the jeep back on the road soon other car has no life left
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When I still used the stock mounting locations I just drilled the hole out and used a nut and a bolt. Kind of PITA to get the nut to stay, but the right combination of wrenches cut up hands and cussing got the job done. LOL
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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Ya I might just use the but things that slide over and u thread it into that the new modals do that so it's safe

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