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Old 12-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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rear crossmember frame piece

Hey has anyone replaced this piece, i recently found my is cracked on the passenger side and it is buckled. it is not an emergency fix but if i can find a replacement i want to replace. I was wondering if i only undo the rear 2 body bushings will this allow me to slide out the old and slide in the new? Thanks in advance!

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Old 12-13-2011, 12:55 PM   #3
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It might be that easy, you will have to lift the body a little.....that's if the frame is not bent as well, was the jeep hit?
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #4
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The PO said it wasnt hit but who knows! from what i can see the frame looks straight just this piece on the passenger side is bent a bit but its causing my bumper to be a bit lob sided. Do you know how to lift the rear body? where is a good mounting place for the jack
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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PO could have bent it towing something. If you have a friend to help, a pry bar should do the trick. You might have to loosen the other body bolts to lift it.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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yeah that is what i was thinking. thanks for the advice!
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:17 PM   #7
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I believe the cross member that's there is welded in. check to see if the replacement is just put over the old and welded, or does the old have to be cut out. mine had some cracks, I just welded it up and hope for the best.
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looks like it is a weld in. I think i may have to try cut and weld in a piece. $150+ seems a bit excessive for new. Any thoughts? thanks
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
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angle iron, or I just welded in some 4"x8" plate with bumper mountings holes drilled in. bumper sticks out a exta 3/8 inch.
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i just replaced mine with 4 inch channell iron. just cut out where the gas tank bolts on and welded it to my new crossmember. everything fit really well, just take your time and measure every thing twice and test fit everything more than once before you burn it tight.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:39 PM   #12
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nice! unfortunatly i dont weld so i am going to meet with a guy next week but it sounds like that is what he is going to do. thanks for the help!

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