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  • 79 transfer case skid bolts

    How does everyone handle the welded in nuts for the transfer case skid plate? I have 2 broke loose and the frame is boxed.
    Drill thru top and bottom flanges and run a 7" long bolt??
    tub is off so this would be an easy fix unless there is a better idea out there

  • #2
    I know some on this board have drilled all the way through the chassis and used long bolts. I'm sure it works fine. I had 2 break off when I did my trans/t-case swap. I was able to drill one out and clean up the threads with a tap, but when I did the second I broke a drill bit off and couldn't get it out, so I just moved to a different hole in the skid plate and drilled and tapped a new hole in the chassis. I just didn't want to drill all the way through the chassis, even though it's probably fine to do so.

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    • #3
      just want some more input
      drill thru seems pretty easy
      ANYBODY?/?

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      • #4
        I drilled a hole in the inside of the frame above the bolt hole and slipped a nut and washer in the frame. Then I tack welded them in place so they didn't spin.

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        • #5
          this happened on both the frames that have been under my cj. the first, i just drilled through, because i was looking into a frame swap. that worked fine. i had two on one side.

          my second frame had the one in the middle break loose. i just run it with the two that are left. but...when i fix it right, i am going to get a piece of flat stock, weld the nuts to it, and then hole saw out the existing holes. then i will just weld the flat to the bottom of the frame. that way i know that i will not have a prob in the future. it is enough to drive a guy crazy tho.

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          • #6
            HeliCoil. Worked like a charm. Repaired mine that way and it hasn't failed.

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            • #7
              Skidpan bolts

              My frame was really good and I drilled a hole on the inside to get to the nut - tightened it and used a grommet similiar to what you see on the firewall. This way I can get it out much easier by prying the grommet out and loosening it.

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