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Pretty sure these shouldn't move

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Billy1234, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. Jul 25, 2019 at 10:31 AM
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    Screenshot_20190725-132848_Gallery.jpg the bolts where my shock goes. I just noticed on lunch that it was off cause I heard rattling. Are they sapost to wiggle wiggle back and forth I thought they didnt move? Shine some light for me guys!
     
  2. Jul 25, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    Shock mounts are not designed to flex. Looks like the rust has eaten away the metal.
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    Well shit
     
  4. Jul 25, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Any easy way to fix or do I gotta find someone to weld
     
  5. Jul 25, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    Welding may be the only option if that structure is part of the uni-frame. Hard to be sure from the pic. Maybe @Prerunner1982 is familiar with that part of the XJ. Perhaps remove as much rusted metal and get a good surface for a steel plate cut to shape.
     
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  6. Jul 25, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    @Prerunner1982 where you at man! Lol
     
  7. Jul 26, 2019 at 2:13 AM
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    Like that flag nut solution. Make sure the surrounding metal is in good shape. Address that rusty metal with some sanding, rust converter and paint.
     
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  9. Jul 26, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Ganna start that rust process this weekend just ordered them trying to get my jeep fixed/done for jeeps on the beach I wanna get my rims on to
     
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  10. Jul 26, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    Damn dude. That sucks. My first thought was cut out rusted section and weld in a shiney piece of steel. Drill out holes, and weld in bolt shanks. But it is hard to tell how bad the damage is without seeing. It.
    When i did my XJ lift. The rear shock bolts snapped, all 4, from rust. But my issue wasn't as bad as yours. What I did was cut the head off 1/2" bolts, had the shanks welded into the drilled out bolt holes. And used nuts to secure the shocks.
    Hope ya get it worked out dude. :boink:.
     
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  11. Jul 27, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    Either way I'm going to jeeps on the beach not missing that. The flag nut will replace the old nuts the bolts didnt snap but broke off the metal around them so hopfully this works if not I'll have it welded
     
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  12. Jul 29, 2019 at 6:51 PM
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    Good luck dude. I'll hit ha up when we get there Sunday.:drunk:
     
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  13. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    I had one break while changing shocks on my 00. I needed to remove the broken bolt and it was easier for me to pull the carpet back, cut a small flap in the floor and go at it from the top and install a bolt. Laid the flap back down, carpet back in position and nobody is the wiser. Hackjob way to do it? Yeah probably, but it was easier to sit in the back and work on it than lay under it and try to get at it with the limited tools that I have.
     
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  14. Sep 5, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Lil late there dude. But we still love ya. :boink: :wave:
     
  15. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    I can disappear for another 2 months if you prefer.
     
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  16. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Naa.....We like you here. :) Just try and keep up. :p.
     
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