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CJ7 Transfer Case Pan / Skid Plate

Discussion in 'CJ' started by 1978 CJ7 Kevin, May 3, 2024.

  1. May 3, 2024 at 4:47 PM
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    1978 CJ7 Kevin

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    I recently bought a 1978 CJ7 with a swapped out V8. Once I got it, I was having the shocks replaced with off road version for a lifted jeep and a steering dampener installed.

    The mechanic noted that the Transfer Case Pan/Skid plate was poorly fitting, overlapping the frame on the driver side, and was welded rather than bolted in place.

    I have been searching google and cannot find the appropriate fix for this. Is there anyone on out there with the knowledge and expertise who can point me in the proper direction?

    Also, the mechanic noted that the track bar on the front end was welded in place and not adjustable which is causing the front axle to be shifted toward the passenger side. I have searched for an adjustable kit on this, there appears not to be one.

    Again your knowledge and expertise would be appreciated!!

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  2. May 3, 2024 at 7:23 PM
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    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

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    You might wanna discuss this with your mechanic.....

    But 78 CJ's do not have any Track Bars installed from the factory. If it's a previous owner hack job. I'd cut it off.
    As far as the skid plate. Another owner hack job.

    BTW. Welcome to the Forum @1978 CJ7 Kevin
     
  3. May 4, 2024 at 7:12 AM
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    rick1956

    rick1956 has dirty fingernails

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    Lots of mods, but they were already in place. MY mods are REPAIRS!
    It sounds like you're just starting to uncover your CJ7's dark past... Lots of CJ's have them. If you're not already half fabricator/half mechanic you may be on the road to being one. :devil:
     
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  4. May 4, 2024 at 7:08 PM
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    MTgeezer

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    Yep. May as well just ante up the $ and buy a decent welder and some metal working equipment if you don't already have them.

    The skid plates I have made for my CJ 3B-a Jeep with zero aftermarket support.
    Exhaust
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    Transmission/transfercase
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    Engine oil pan
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  5. May 4, 2024 at 7:34 PM
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    Yeah...that's all well and good. Let's try to stay on topic. We're not trying to teach the guy to become a welder or metal fab'er.....
     
  6. May 5, 2024 at 3:02 PM
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    rick1956

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    Lots of mods, but they were already in place. MY mods are REPAIRS!
    Nice fab work there, MT!
     
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