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Old 01-30-2012, 01:00 AM
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Hi folks, I am brand new here. My stepson wants a fixer-uper wrangler so bad he can taste it. I'm going to get one for him. An old friend that lives 1,000 miles away has one at a price that would make it worth the trip. It would be good to see my old friend and a chance to hang out with my son.
I have one problem. My friend says that the bracket that ataches the track arm to the rear axle has rusted away. I have searched the internet for this part with no luck. The wrangler has a stock suspension.
Anybody know where to find this bracket? Does it weld on or bolt on? I would tow this jeep on a 2-wheel car trailer and want to be able to make the repair before heading home.
Any advice or info would be appreciated. Thanks

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Hi folks, I am brand new here. My stepson wants a fixer-uper wrangler so bad he can taste it. I'm going to get one for him. An old friend that lives 1,000 miles away has one at a price that would make it worth the trip. It would be good to see my old friend and a chance to hang out with my son.
I have one problem. My friend says that the bracket that ataches the track arm to the rear axle has rusted away. I have searched the internet for this part with no luck. The wrangler has a stock suspension.
Anybody know where to find this bracket? Does it weld on or bolt on? I would tow this jeep on a 2-wheel car trailer and want to be able to make the repair before heading home.
Any advice or info would be appreciated. Thanks
Sounds like a cool plan. You'll need to know the year and model of the Jeep. When you know that, post your above question (with that info in it) in the appropriate section (JK, TJ, YJ, CJ), and I'd bet you'll get an answer pretty quickly.

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:43 AM
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Hi kbwwolf, Thanks for the welcome. I posted in the appropriate section (95 Wrangler), got a couple of replies already. The folks here seem to be willing to help, even in the wee hours.
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It's well worth the drive or whatever it takes! My step son since age 4 (18 now ... typically I don't use the stepson descriptor but in this case for our common ground) & I had grown a little distant with his life taking him in different directions at this important age. Last November my wife found a dismantled 2006 TJ for sale from a bankruptcy. I thought it would be a great way to create a bond with Jimmy before he's off to college and life gets so damn busy we only see him on school breaks. We bought it and had an awesome time building it over Christmas break. I say go for it ... there are few things in life better than building a Jeep with your son! The whole family joined in on the build. He might build another Jeep but he will never forget this build. Go for it!









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Hi ez, Thanks for the note and the pics. Only been married to Tim's Mom for 2 years. I just hung up the keys as an long haul trucker a couple months ago, so I haven't had a lot of time to hang with Tim. He's a bit older than Jimmy (39 years old). A bad wreck a long time ago sort of frooze him at about 18 years old. He's a great guy, a better wrench than I'll ever be and still a very good driver. He doesn't ask for much, but he got rid of an old Buick a few months ago and has been talking about a Jeep ever since. He doesn't want a newer one or even one in great shape, he seems to like working on cars as much or more than he likes to drive them.
Boy, I tend to ramble on when I stay up past my bedtime. Thanks again for the note and the pics, and we are looking forward to the trip to get the Jeep and tinkering around with it.
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I've said it before when reading such stories, I want to drive to my dad's house and punch him.



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Hi ez, Thanks for the note and the pics. Only been married to Tim's Mom for 2 years. I just hung up the keys as an long haul trucker a couple months ago, so I haven't had a lot of time to hang with Tim. He's a bit older than Jimmy (39 years old). A bad wreck a long time ago sort of frooze him at about 18 years old. He's a great guy, a better wrench than I'll ever be and still a very good driver. He doesn't ask for much, but he got rid of an old Buick a few months ago and has been talking about a Jeep ever since. He doesn't want a newer one or even one in great shape, he seems to like working on cars as much or more than he likes to drive them.
Boy, I tend to ramble on when I stay up past my bedtime. Thanks again for the note and the pics, and we are looking forward to the trip to get the Jeep and tinkering around with it.
Dude ... you're an awesome Dad! That and being a good husband are the best and most important things we can do in life.

My Dad was my friend and mentor ... my step father ... not so much, so I've made it one of my life goals to be an exceptional step dad. Our youngest, Justin, 12 ... my biological son and Jimmy, 18, are raised to be as true brothers as much as any brothers can be. Sounds like your doing a good job of it as well. Kudos to you!

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