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rubicon hobby 09-26-2010 09:51 PM

Skid plate bolts and locking nuts
 
Does anyone know where you can get the bolts for the skid plate and the nut that locks into the frame that the bolt goes in. I had to drop th skid plate today and had one of the pressed in nuts come loose wound up cutting the bolt to get it off I cant find them in the parts catolog this is for my 2003 Rubicon Transmission skid plate

03 RUBI 09-27-2010 05:59 PM

I think they're call nut-serts and they take a special tool to install. You might try searching the internet.

rubicon hobby 09-29-2010 08:17 PM

Thanks for the reply I will check that out

wrangler noob 09-29-2010 08:32 PM

i had to drop it on my 2002 to install an exhaust. i also had to cut the one bolt. i just went to the hardware store and bought the same size bolt and the nut with the grooves in it that self lock. it worked perfectly. also get a bigger washer. hope this helps

03 RUBI 09-30-2010 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrangler noob (Post 794420)
i had to drop it on my 2002 to install an exhaust. i also had to cut the one bolt. i just went to the hardware store and bought the same size bolt and the nut with the grooves in it that self lock. it worked perfectly. also get a bigger washer. hope this helps


That will work if you can get into the frame to hold the nut.

rubicon hobby 09-30-2010 07:42 PM

I have tack welded a 4" long machine screw to the side of the nut so that I can manuver it into position in the frame to reinstall the bolt on the bottom of the skid plate I hope this works

Jerry Bransford 09-30-2010 07:53 PM

You can cold-chisel the old nutsert out though it's easier with an air tool. Then spot weld an insert you can get from Grainger into the hole.

Here's how... Transfer Case Weld Nuts - Write Up

rubicon hobby 09-30-2010 09:27 PM

Thanks Jerry! That is my problem exactly great thread


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