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Old 03-15-2011, 01:16 PM   #1
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Need some help with transfer skid install

Went to take of the old transfer skid and every one of the bolts were stuck in the bolts was stuck in there. I managed to get 5 of them out and one ended up stayin in but I got the old plate off. 2 questions...where can I get new nut inserts to put in there and what should I do about all the rust between the frame and skid plate? Thanks for any help

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Old 03-15-2011, 01:23 PM   #2
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I had to cut 6 holes in the side of the frame. I went to tractor supply and bought 6 grade 8 bolts, nuts and washers. Reinstall the plate with the new bolts and nuts (nut and washer in the frame) Weld the nut to the washer and the washer to the frame. then you have 6 new nut inserts. Then just reweld the holes you cut into the frame back into place.

This is also a good time for a good coat of POR15 on the frame.

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Old 03-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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Damn, this is gonna suck lol I had a feeling something like that was coming, I had the same idea
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:24 PM   #4
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They make nutserts for the frame to replace the ones in there. No need to cut the frame.
Read here: Nutsert Replacement
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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If you don't want to deal with nutserts and the seating tool, you could use a weld nut vs. a nutsert.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #6
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If you drill out existing holes a bit larger. you can weld new nuts to bottom of frame. You will lose a little clearance but will be quick and dirty. ( grade 8 nuts )
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Where can I get nutserts that big? I tried lowes and the local jeep dealer. Even the jeep dealer couldnt find the part for me. I'm hoping to get this back together by Thursday b/c its the first day this year that its gonna break 65 in Cinci, aka top off weather
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Where can I get nutserts that big? I tried lowes and the local jeep dealer. Even the jeep dealer couldnt find the part for me. I'm hoping to get this back together by Thursday b/c its the first day this year that its gonna break 65 in Cinci, aka top off weather
Got to the link I posted. There are part numbers listed in the post. They are near the bottom of the very first post.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:14 PM   #9
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Oh thanks, I overlooked that the first time. I owe ya one rubicon2. Thanks pal.

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