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Old 07-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Tub removal?

I have a 97 that needs to have the tub replaced. I am guessing the fenders, windshield and hood need to be removed, anything that is connected to the firewall, e brake, shifter, wiring and tub mounting bolts. Anything else or any gotchas I should be aware of? Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Fuel filler neck is a nice gotcha. The 4wd lever is mounted half to the tub, and half to the frame. Chrysler must have come up with that one at 4:50 on a Friday and decided to leave it. I've heard that the windshield seal likes to dry rot if it isn't used/maintained, so you may want to have an extra on hand for swapping the windshield over. Also have a drill and several THOROUGH multi-language phrase books on hand. Swearing in English is going to get old after the 4th or 5th stripped torx bolt.

If it's a manual, the master cylinder is mounted to the tub, and the slave to the frame. God help you if you have an internal slave...
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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I got the top off, doors, hood and cowl. Not seeing how the windshield comes off but I rounded off my torx bit so I need to get a new one so I can get the rest of the bolts out, I am hoping it will pop off after I get them all removed. Is there a trick on getting the windshielld frame seperated from the roll bar? Thanks for the tips.





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