I had my jeep up on a lift and used a trans jack. but i assume that a floor jack will work just as good if your on the ground. I would just try it were i said, but watch to not put really any pressure on the trans with the jack, just lift it high enough so it touches. I would put the handle under the front axle to wards the front, it may give ya some more working room. The steps I would do(what i did for mine) is to put the jack under and lift until touching the tranny then do the three center bolts, then take out the frame bolts. may be better to have two people one for each side of the frame. If your drooping it yourself just be careful, that cross member can be heavy if it falls on you.
I'm not sure but if your using a floor jack you may also want to put a peice of wood between the jack and the trans, it may be a bit more stable. but remeber you dont want alot of pressure you'll break somthing... Just take your time with it. And try to get a buddy to help you with the project...
I may have to draft a friend to help with the skid plate, but lets say I can't - how would I get it to the cross member off/down/out of the way if working by myself? How would I be able to get it back up to bolt it on?
thanks for the help all,
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umm, well by yourself it'll be hard. but if you have another jack or could borrow one that would be just like having a second person... just keep the second jack up against the cross member and take out all the bolts and release the pressure out of the jack to lower it, then do the same to put it back. thats the easiest way I can think of...