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Old July 10th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #1
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I want to remove my rear crossmember because its cracking and weak. how should I do this.

I am going to weld in a support piece in front of it so the frame rails do not go out of line but was wonder what the best was to go about getting it so all there is left is two ends of the 2x4 frame rail.


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Old July 10th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #2
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Why don't you crawl under and look where it's welded? It's very straightforward.

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Old July 11th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Why don't you crawl under and look where it's welded? It's very straightforward.

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should i just grind the fucker out then? thats what I was planning on doing but thought i would ask to get someones opinion who has done it before.
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I did this same thing but to my YJ... I figured since i'm going to be using the bumper for a pulling point whynot make the rear cross member strong!

I just took a grinder to the stock one and cut it between the frame rails. Than bought sqaure tubing (Got the thickest i could for the size...not sure what it is though now).

Welded that into place to the frame. Than i cut the other flimsly shit out that stuck out the sides that held the body mount points in. Used 1/4" plate and fabed up a new mount. I than took 1/4" plate and welded it between the seem of the crossmember and frame rail to give it more strength. Than added a plate to the bottom. Here are some pics....any questions PM me and if you want you can come over and look at it.







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