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Old 09-16-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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T-case drop bolts stripped

Im trying to put in my T-case drop and the nuts in the frame are so rusted the threads turned to dust and are shot. Is there a replacement i can weld in or any other options out there? Thanks

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These two threads may help...

Dreaded spinning nutserts IDEAS PLEASE!!!
T case skid bolt just spins

Basically it involves setting new threaded inserts into the frame and after they're set, perhaps tack-welding them as added insurance. Some threaded inserts can just inserted and welded into place without the need to set them first.

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Savvy has a great little tool if you don't feel like making your own....

Nutsert Tool

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Link to the weld nut is in my build thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-o...d-50420-5.html

The weld nuts are 1/2 - 13
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Not sure what year yours is but when I did my t-case drop on my 99 one of mine was striped out and on the 99's there was no provision for getting to the inside of the frame rail to weld in a new one. I was told Jeep realized this issue around 2003? and started making a cutout in the framerail for access to them in case this happened. Luckely only one of mine was affected so I just used the other 5 and it seems fine.
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Savvy has a great little tool if you don't feel like making your own....

Nutsert Tool

A dab of antiseize as a lubricant between the nutsert setting tool's bolt-head and its hex-shaped body will help it to work more easily and last a lot longer.
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Not sure what year yours is but when I did my t-case drop on my 99 one of mine was striped out and on the 99's there was no provision for getting to the inside of the frame rail to weld in a new one. I was told Jeep realized this issue around 2003? and started making a cutout in the framerail for access to them in case this happened. Luckely only one of mine was affected so I just used the other 5 and it seems fine.
They don't weld on the inside, they weld to the bottom of the frame.

You must grind off the old weld nut. Hold the new nut in the hole and tackweld into place.
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Thanks guys im ready to burn this thing to the ground and collect the insurance because of the rust but my sisters bf is a fabricator so we should hammer this out in a few hours. Ill look for new nutstrips or just make a new setup. It better be out of my garage by the weekend b/c im ready to wheel it!!
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An FYI on the Savvy nutsert install tool; I ordered it, and it turned out to be for one of their products that uses nutserts, not the t-case nutserts. It's much to small; no worries though, the "tool" is easily made from a few pieces of hardware from your local hardware store. This thread has more than enough info for you:

Nutsert for Transfer Case Removal and Install - JeepForum.com

The part numbers for new nutserts are there, as well as information on how to remove/install the nutserts and how to make/use the tool.

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