Those brackets shouldn't be welded on, if you're talking about the front axle they have the bumpstops on them right? They should come right off, maybe with a hammer if they're rust welded on. If they help to hod the U-bolts in place they'll have to go in order to weld the new perches on. Hope this helps.
oh I think these are welded on alright and no there are no bumpstops on top of them the front stops are on the frame but I am gonna get these SOBs off thanks guys...oh and I wanted a measurement for the shackle so I could weld a centersection in there...
The front ones are welded on with a small spot weld on each side. You could use a hammer and chisel to break the weld. I have done this on some Samurais and was able to get them off. Then just use a small grinder and blend in the weld that is left. The rear ones are not welded.
hot damn I cant seem to get that last bolt off the rear axle I mean I got the passengers side frame spring hanger bolt off (damn long word lol) but the drivers side is givin it hell boy I cant seem to get it off no matter what I dont see how the passenger side would come off and not the drivers side....need some help here guys
actualy I just started turnnin it like I was pullin off a bolt then I just kept it up and it eventually came out to where I coudl pry it off so done deal I am gonna break down the axles tommorrow and try to get the front U bolt plates off with a hammer and chisel so good luck to me on that took pics so should be up sometime next week