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Old 04-06-2005, 12:00 AM   #1
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Busted the rear body mounts!

Well I finally figured out what's been making these God awfull squeeking sounds in the back of my TJ after my last wheeling trip. It turns out I ripped out most of the body mounts behind the rear seat - now the truly cool part is, that I do NOT have a body lift (so let that be a lesson - stress is still crazy without a BL!). Since the body mounting points on the tub are completely non useable (there's a nice big circle where it fractured and tore out of the tub) I'll be fabbing some new ones out of 1/4" plate. So the moral of this story - always suspect body mounts, and never use body lifts!

I will keep you guys posted and get some pics when I get everything all buttoned up again.

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Old 04-06-2005, 06:01 AM   #2
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ouch :-/ I wanna see pics!

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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You will - probably this weekend... I hope
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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how the frame

Did your frame get bent any this time or when you got your crossmember bent.
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Old 04-07-2005, 08:53 PM   #5
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lol geez dude what were you doing, trying to get on the cover of that rock crawler mag again???
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Hahaha - well it definitely was the same type of stuff, but I didn't have my camera with me .

The frame is in good shape - it's the body reinforcement that got completely torn to shreds! I plasma cutted out the tub's skin covering it up, stress cracks up the wazoo! I replated that part of the tub with 1/4" plate that welded in place, and had the bolts go through there today. I took it down some bumpy roads, and over this really shitty railroad crossing. I dont think the rear has ever been this quiet since I got it, so it should be good. Regardless, I'll still probably redo a few things here and there, even though it's probably stronger than it's ever been right now. I'll get some pics of the cracks tommorow, I need to get them from my brother. I forgot to take the pics of the new reinforcement, so I'll see what I can take without removing the gas tank again.

I think I may use these photos as part of my anti-body lift campaign; I think the truth might upset a few people
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Ok, here is what the body mount's did to the body's crossmember:

Looking from the top past the cut away body material. All the cracks, except those surrounding the body opening - are due to stress


Here we are looking through an inspection hole through the frame to the body, another crack


And here are the pix of the re-inforcement looking from the top. There is a 1/4" new crossmember welded across the tub, but you can't see that because the gas tank is in the way


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...Part II


And here you see the bottom of the tub, with the two original body mounts of course, then the bolts sticking out in the bottom are to help sandwich the body to the new crossmember.

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This was the very last thread in the TJ section. I decided to bring it back to life, for no real reason other than I am VERY bored. And now for the relevant comment that makes it ok.

Gee, I sure hope that never happens to me!

There.

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