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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2000, 01:17 PM
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Started the Body Lift Process- PROBLEMS

Ok I ordered my body lift for my CJ7 yesterday so I decided to try to get the mounts prepped and clean off the area.. I started to pull each bolt out clean the area and apply some WD40 so it would be easy for me to pull them all on wedsnday when I got my lift in.. Well I started at the grill it came right now I lubed it cleaned the area and replaced it.. Next I went to the driver side.. Well the nut is turning... then the next.. I think its turning to.. I pretty much just gave up on PRE-PREP CRAP... so what are my options to fix this problem? How do I get these bolts out and the new ones in? Thanks...

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I didn't have to but I was expecting it.
The best solution I could come up with was to hole saw a 2" hole right above the mount for access if it spun. Then I could get to it to hold or burn out. Then wire weld the 2" hole back in.

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BTW how big did you go.
You might want to look @ my other post.
Oh well here it is again.

I have a 2" and would not go any more than that IMHO.
To my best recollection this is the mods I made.
Had to drop rad and shroud 2". Dropping the shroud alone still let the fan hit the lower outlet on the rad.

Had to knock the plastic pin out of the steering column so that it would extend farther.

The clutch linkage still worked w/ some minor bending and adjustment.

Had to inlarge the hole in the firewall (down) for the clutchrod off the pedal.

Had to inlarge the hole in the "hump" for the shifters. Since you are farther up on the levers.....they move "farther".

Had to lengthen a few wires here and there. My fuel filler hose JUST BARELY streched far enough.

And then I made covers in the rear fenderwells to hide the GAP.
My nerfs hide the sides. And bumpers hide the rest.
I think the big gaps are UGLY.
I don't think you can hide a 3" very well.

And as stated 3's are really hard on the mounts.
hope this helps.





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