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Old 10-01-2016, 02:31 PM
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Found this when removing my track bars...

Well, I knew of it beforehand since I replaced my fuel skid plate.

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Old 10-01-2016, 03:16 PM   #2
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Looks like it's Sawzall time.

There should be a hotter shelf in Hell for hackers.

When I entered the work force 60 years ago, a man that I highly respected said to me "My job is to make the next guys job easier". I preached that to my employees until they knew what I was going to say before I said it.
I guess the guy that welded that never heard the saying.

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Old 10-01-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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Bet it smelled awesome while he was boogerwelding over that rubber bushing...
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:34 PM   #4
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WTH?! Even I can weld better than that! Cut that off man, it's creeping me out lol.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:37 PM   #5
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Not too bad...if it was welded trailside with a battery, jumper cables, and a coat hanger.

Time to cut it loose.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:20 PM
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'Tis gone!

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That looks like my sneeze after rolling in dirt and grease for 9 hours... I just ripped my rear brackets off. I cut the frame bracket off and cut the bolt on the axle.

L.M., that's what antiseize, grease, and primer are for... Every rusty bolt you struggle to take out, the one going back in (new or old) better have something Permatex on it. Grease for rubber, and primer for any bare metal exposed... People, dammit!
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This is why I won't be a Jeep owned by anyone under the age of 35. LOL

In the past I have bought Jeeps from young owners ...... never again.
I bought my YJ at auction, it was a 'rescue'. ( I felt sorry for it and told the wife it followed me home.)

I knew it had some kid as a PO, by some of the highly visible repairs they had done.


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When it comes to motor vehicle repairs I have three rules.....

1) If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right!
2) If you cannot afford to do it right, then you cannot afford to do it at all.
3) If you cannot DIY, hire a professional to do it right.

Rules to live by.

Good Luck to all, L.M.
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L.M., that's what antiseize, grease, and primer are for... Every rusty bolt you struggle to take out, the one going back in (new or old) better have something Permatex on it. Grease for rubber, and primer for any bare metal exposed... People, dammit!
It doesn't hurt to get under there once in a while and CLEAN THE DAMN THING !!!

Do you know what frame rust/rot is considered 'normal' on old Jeeps?
Because to too many Jeep owners it is 'normal' to not routinely clean their vehicles.

I love it when someone tries to sell me a vehicle and tells me " there is rust in the usual places " they are admitting to me that " I really neglected it. "

I guess my US Military training really sunk into my head.

I do, Daily / Weekly / Monthly and Annual inspections on ALL ion my vehicles.

The Annuals are the most fun as they usually involve some level of tear down .... but that tear down, helps keep those nuts and bolts from being rusted frozen.
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I do, Daily / Weekly / Monthly and Annual inspections on ALL ion my vehicles.

The Annuals are the most fun as they usually involve some level of tear down .... but that tear down, helps keep those nuts and bolts from being rusted frozen.
Yikes... I thought I was obsessive haha. I will check the oil before trips longer than work, and tire pressure as well. Other than that it's every other fill-up.

What exactly do you do during the tear down? Loosen every suspension bolt and torque it? Ignition tune-up? Fuel filter?

Also even though I'm 18 I have to agree... We get cars in the shop with parking passes for the local high schools, one of every three that come in have bad ball joints, tie rods, or shocks. They get driven so hard and are never inspected until they need tires.

I hate to discourage DIY oil changes (heck, I'm about to go do one now), but the more a car can get into the shop the better. Most of the cars coming in with over 200k are getting the 5,000 mile service. Rotate, balance, oil, fluids, general inspection. Every car needs someone looking at it who knows what to look for...
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Amen to what MM says.

Here in Colorado, sometime during the 80s the stations that did the brake and light inspections complained that $8.50 wasn't enough. They wanted more money to do a state sponsored inspection. People complained so loudly about any increase in the fee that the State of Colorado dropped the requirement of a brake and light inspection.

When the inspection stations realized that they were loosing business, they advertised that they would do the inspections for free.
We still don't have a state brake and light inspection.

Most of the places that I worked specialized in late model higher end vehicles so we didn't see a lot of the rolling disasters that shops that worked on older cars saw.

As much as a pain in the neck it is, I am a strong advocate for a yearly safety inspection.
Why should my life be in peril because someone can't afford to drive a safe car?
Just wait until a truck with bad brakes T-bones a school bus. Pray that they bring the safety inspection back before that happens.

Oh, BTW, we have emissions inspections in many counties. It's ok to allow death machines on the highways but we must keep the air clean.

Just my $00.02.

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What exactly do you do during the tear down? Loosen every suspension bolt and torque it? Ignition tune-up? Fuel filter?
I do a lot of that, also tear into the breaks inspecting, cleaning and lubricating as needed.

I also tear into the doors to clean and lubricate the regulators .... never had one of those fail on me yet and I'd like to thing it was due to regular maintenance.

Also look at all the rubber parts .... suspension bushings, ball joints and such.

If anything even looks remotely suspicious it will be changed.

Somewhere around here I have a US Army TM for several wheeled vehicles up to and including 5 ton trucks.

I just copy the lists from them and rewrite it according to the vehicle. After all some things on a military vehicle just are not on a civilian vehicle.

I've been known to go through a newly acquired vehicle to remove and replace lots of hardware ... such as spring / shock bolts .... just because I like to know what is in there.

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