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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-03-2003, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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CJ-7 T-Case

I have a '79 CJ-7 QTRAC with a TH400 tranny. I was trying to remove the skid plate under the T-Case when I noticed that when I began to lower the plate the T-Case was lowering also. This didn't seem right to me. Is the T-Case supposed to be just sitting on the skid plate or is it supposed to be supported by or mounted to a crossmember or something like that?

This is my first real "project" so, if this is a stupid question don't be too harsh I'm still learning.
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Re: CJ-7 T-Case

The skid plate is the cross member for the t-case and trams. Support the assembly then remove the skid plate. No question is stupid unless you ask it twice [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: CJ-7 T-Case

That is perfectly normal.

The skidplate act also as a crossmember.

Place a jack under the transmission before you remove the skidplate/crossmember.

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Re: CJ-7 T-Case

DO NOT put the jack under the bellhousing!

I can't get a jack under my tranny or t-case with the skid plate in place so I use a jack and a block of wood under the oil pan sump but it's a sbc with the sump all the way to the back.
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Re: CJ-7 T-Case

The skidplate is far enough back on the TH400/quadratrac that the transmission pan is completely uncovered. Just use a 2x6 longer than the transmission pan is wide and a jackstand to support the rear of the drivetrain.
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Re: CJ-7 T-Case

Thanks for all the info. I'll give it a try tonight. [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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