Originally Posted by The Silver Gorilla
ok so this might be dump, but i don't want to drop my tank again. Do i have to drop the tank to replace this section of frame?
Yes, you have to drop the tank, and wrap a water soaked rag around the hoses and wires to protect them in order to weld the repair plates in. Besides, you have to drop your tank anyway in order to replace that rear cross member in the frame.
I did it to mine, and it took me about 4-6 hours per side to complete the repair.
'87 YJ, 4.2L built and bored, 8.5" of lift, 8.8 rear, AX15/NP 231, Tom Woods drive shafts, Flat fenders, 12,000LB winch, Custom bumpers, Rattle can paint job. Never completed...