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Old 12-14-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Anyone cut a hole in the floorboard to access the front driveshaft

I have a 6" long arm kit with an extended skid plate. A buddy suggested cutting a hole in the floor to access the bolts. Anyone done this?, and if so, do you have pictures?

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Old 12-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #2
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Kind of wondering why you would want to. It takes like 5 minutes to remove the skid.

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Old 12-15-2013, 12:47 AM   #3
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I guessing your extended skid is a pain to remove... or some one welded it (god I hope not) I think an impact gun and a few minutes of your time, beats a hole in the floor any day. I'm sure if you wait long enough a rust hole will appear in your floor, probably not where you want it though!
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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If you stick the jeep on a lift or prop the front end up, then shine a light up above the transfer case, then you should be able to see those bolts. Put the jeep in 4wd and in gear to hold the shaft in one place while you remove the bolts. Once one is removed spin the shaft and remove the other one and so on and so on.

I forget if I used a ratchet or a wrench but you need to reach above the transfer case and remove them. It's not very hard but you need to do it by feel. Your not gonna be able to look at what your doing without killing your neck.

It frustrated the hell out of me at first but it's way less of a hassle than removing the skid plate.

I'm not sure what your skid plate looks like but if you can touch the bolts with your hand you can get them out without removing it.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:21 AM   #5
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If it helps... The bolts holding your u-joins In place are 8mm.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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Yeah just get a ratcheting wrench and go to town.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:30 AM   #7
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Ok. Thanks guys. As soon as it stops raining I will give it a try

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