07-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: East Coast
find a friend with a good assortment of tools, a welder, and the knowledge to competently weld.
1 disconnect your battery
2 chalk your front tires
3 raise and support the rear of your jeep's frame as high as the jackstands will allow (creates more working room for the repair on the axle)
4 unbolt the rear trackbar from the bracket (the end that is busted from the axle)
5 clean up the bracket and axle where they will be getting rewelded together
6 weld them up exactly as it was before taking care to keep the axletubes as cool as possible (weld in spurts if necessary)
7 once cooled, shoot it up well with a primer to keep it from rusting
8 lower the jeep's frame down again until resting on it's own weight atop the springs
9 using a ratcheting cargo strap as required, pull the axle and frame back into alignment so you can reinstall the trackbar
10 reconnect your battery
11 admire you and your friend's handywork while splitting the 12-pack you brought him for his welding skills
Mine - '03 TJ RE4.5 coils, long arms, 4.88 gears, arb/detroit, 35" BFG KM2's, 9.5ti, skids, etc.
Hers - '01 TJ RE4.5 coils, 35" BFG's, Hs9500, HP30/8.8, 4.56 gears, skids, etc.