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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-15-2002, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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installing CJ body lift

I am doing my 2" body lift on an 84 CJ tub. I am having a hard time getting to the top of the bolts near the front of the gas tank. I only see 2 ways of doing it right now. I can either cut the floor and do it from above or I can cut the inside of the fender and come in from the side. Is there an easier way or am I missing something. How did you all do it?
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Re: installing CJ body lift

From the top.
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Re: installing CJ body lift

When I installed my body lift, I was in the process of redoing my tub anyways, so I used a 1 1/8" hole saw to cut access holes over the stubborn nuts. After removing the bolts, I welded new nuts in place and coated the bolts with anti sieze.
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Re: installing CJ body lift

I'll third the "from the top". I also used a hole saw to cut the floor out to gain access to the bolts/nuts. If your worried about the hole, get a hole plug from Lowes or your favorite hardware store.
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Re: installing CJ body lift

Same on my 84, used a hole saw, then hole plugs from the hardware store. I used a washer, if you plan to as well, make sure you find a hole saw and plug that allow the washer to be inserted. Or you can cheat and flatten two sides of the washer with a grinder when you find out they don't fit down a 1" hole!
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Re: installing CJ body lift

I had some trouble with the ones under the front seats. I drilled 2 small holes and used an air chisel to cut a tab that I could flip up out of the way and bend back when I was done. When I redo the tub this winter I will weld the nuts back to the body.
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