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01-21-2010 12:37 PM
morphious no they dont make skid plates like that for the yj that i have ever seen. but i was thinking with some square tubing some 3/8 steel and some good old determination i can fix this. and make a cool looking skid plate.and truthfully i dont ever want these bolt to be a problem again.
01-21-2010 12:28 PM
JIMBOX Good luck and when you do that, get a set of those skid plate WASHERS that shield the bolt head, so rocks don't shear it off


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Originally Posted by morphious View Post
well i'll give it a try but if i break um I'm just going to get out the pencil some drafting paper and redesign the whole friggen skid plate. so that the bolts dont go inside the frame was thinking about setting up a mounting bracket on the side of the frame. so that if they ever get rusted again then i can take and heat up the bolt with out all the crap.
No, I ain't got none yet and I don't know who sells em, but I'm sure you've seenem !!

JIMBO
01-21-2010 12:21 PM
morphious well i'll give it a try but if i break um I'm just going to get out the pencil some drafting paper and redesign the whole friggen skid plate. so that the bolts dont go inside the frame was thinking about setting up a mounting bracket on the side of the frame. so that if they ever get rusted again then i can take and heat up the bolt with out all the crap.
01-21-2010 12:16 PM
JIMBOX Make sure the area is clear of FLAMABLES, then get your tools ready

Take a propane torch, flame each bolt for at least 30 seconds-rap it once with a little sledge--BINGO, COMES RIGHT LOOSE

I just did that with a left front wheel lugnut (spline), came off like butter

JIMBO
01-21-2010 12:05 PM
morphious so i started to take it apart and i snaped one off go figure and one wouldent even budge so it looks like i will be breaking most of them. i hate this skid plate anyone ever seen an aftermarket home brew skid plate.
01-11-2010 05:58 PM
cheapjeep71 Mine broke inside as I said earlier on. I took a peice of 1/2" stock, cut it down to fit inside the frame, drilled & tapped a hole in it. I then opened up the hole were the e-brake cable goes thru the frame. I brazed a coat hanger to it then used it to hold it in place as I tightened it up. The block turned & wedged itself in place against the frame rail. It's amazing what one can come up with when faced with a problem.
01-11-2010 12:36 PM
morphious well i have been researching how the heck to get these things out. and i happened upon the fact that they break about half the time. so i figured i should find out how to fix them when they break. cause its my jeep i figure I'll break at least one
01-11-2010 12:30 PM
baja
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Originally Posted by morphious View Post
oh i know the answer to this one. u will have to cut the bolt and push the bolt up into the frame. and then reinsert the new nuts they sell them on line just look around. and then u will need to wield in the new nuts and Ur good to go.and that's a god idea on the string i would have not thought of that.
Very very good grasshopper
01-11-2010 12:13 PM
morphious oh i know the answer to this one. u will have to cut the bolt and push the bolt up into the frame. and then reinsert the new nuts they sell them on line just look around. and then u will need to wield in the new nuts and Ur good to go.and that's a god idea on the string i would have not thought of that.
01-11-2010 12:05 PM
RedWrangler A less flammable alternative is to use an angle grinder. But, you still need to devise a remounting strategy if you are planning to reinstall it or a new one.
01-11-2010 11:55 AM
baja Break out the hot wrench and cut them off.You will have to address this problem eventually.
01-11-2010 11:45 AM
Pylonpounder Sorry :P But while we are on the topic...almost every bolt on my skidplate just spins without coming out, which means the welds on the captured nuts are broken....any ideas on what I should do if I need to remove it?
01-11-2010 11:33 AM
baja
The buster

Best stuff I have ever used for seized up bolts and nuts.
01-11-2010 11:19 AM
whitebuffalo i've used road flares for heat with success before.

also, get some string and wrap it around the bolt, then soak the string in pb blaster. itll hold the liquid on there longer than just spraying it and letting it drip off
01-11-2010 11:11 AM
baja You'll get it.The more beer you drink the more ideas you'll come up with!
01-11-2010 10:53 AM
morphious yeah well so far the thing is more trouble then its worth and it kicked the crap out of my impact gun though
01-11-2010 10:38 AM
baja Gotta show that skidplate/scoop shovel who's boss!
01-11-2010 10:33 AM
morphious yeah that's going on when i put those suckers back in I'm just hoping that i can get the s.o.b's to come out. oh well i guess i would rather deal with it now then in a mouth when i get my lift.
01-11-2010 10:29 AM
baja
Future reference

super good stuff!
01-11-2010 09:47 AM
morphious wel i have to do it myself now all the shops are telling me to not get my hopes up and their all booked for like a week at least oh well time to start buying pb blaster, by the barrel load
01-10-2010 10:14 PM
95riogrande I got lucky when I removed mine I got all but one. I just used an impact gun. I feel with a breaker bar you put alot of force just on the head of the bolt. I did break one off it was one of the center bolts. I figured it would be fine since it still had five left. I was happy with only one breaking with no fight from the others. I cleaned the threads and used some wheel bearing grease when I re-installed them. I have taken them out a couple times now no problems with just a breaker bar. I just make sure to re-torque them.
01-10-2010 06:16 PM
bwilburn Hear is my story. Got 2 out off the bat with inpact. 2 more after wd40 soak. one more after pb blast. last one was a mother. pb blast and propane torch. Heat and soak had to repeat 3 times did it once at night and let it soak over night and the next day did the heat and soak thing twice used a breaker bar with 2' pipe and thank god success. take it slow good luck.
01-10-2010 04:19 PM
morphious yeah i sprayed them once today i figure a coat after i get done watching the game and a coat in the morning and i might give it another try
01-10-2010 04:18 PM
kik Thanks to this forum I was able to get them off with only one bolt breaking.1. Soaked with pb blaster. 2. slightly tightened with an impact wrench first. 3.removed.
01-10-2010 04:07 PM
morphious yeah i know guys they will only charge me for stuff i can do. just sucks cause it takes so long for me to get a day off i have to cram everything into a short amount of time.
01-10-2010 03:45 PM
scott howard A drill and floor jack = drill press .

It is a Jeep thing and others will never understand.

I love being a Jeeper

Don't give up on it and take it to a shop they will only charge you to do what your doing yourself . It may take a couple days of soaking but soaking and a impact will do it.
01-10-2010 03:22 PM
cheapjeep71 I broke the welds on the capture nut on one & broke the bolt off in the frame on another. Talk about a sucky day. The one that was just spinning I ended up cutting the head off them knocking the rest out of the way down the frame. The other I took a drill & floor jack & used it as a drill press. I then tapped the hole. What a HUGE pain in the butt!!
01-10-2010 03:16 PM
j.amrol have you tried tightening them then reversing them out?
I've occasionally had luck with that.
01-10-2010 12:58 PM
morphious yeah i'm going to soak it to day and try again tomorrow who knows might get lucky
01-10-2010 12:19 PM
copleydad
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Originally Posted by RednekYJ View Post
Using Mapp gas will heat things up better and you can use the propane tip. I would say start soaking them and let them soak for a good day or 2. If you really have to do it now then alternate soaking and heating for a few minutes and try the impact again. Using a breakerbar you are more likely to break the welds on the nuts rather than getting them out.
^^^^^Yep! I learned these lessons!^^^^^^^^^

PB Blaster........use lots.......be patient..........cheaper than therapy and easier than frustration.
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