12-20-2016, 02:20 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
Because the axle got pushed back far enough to break the TC, I suggest you check your Left front spring for a sheared center bolt or perhaps it even being bent.
Have you pulled the top of your cowl forward so that your drivers door will align?
You can use the old hood hinge and a come-along or bolt the damaged fender back in place at the top and pull on it.
Or a combination of both.
If you pull on a fixed object (tree or utility pole) you may have to block the frame under the cowl. Put the tip of the left frame horn against the fixed object and use your tree protector that you typically use for recovery as the other point to pull from.
The best way to align the cowl is have a body shop do it. It can be done in a "backyard" setting but will still require some sturdy tools.
I enjoy following builds such as yours. Don't be shy about asking questions.
Good Luck, L.M.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.