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    I just finished putting a new rear tire carrier on my YJ and in doing so snapped the bolts on both rear body mounts. I know that they are there for a purpose but how much difference will it make not to repair this? If it does have to be repaired anyone have any good tricks for removal other then drilling out the old bolts?
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    Well...there are like 7 bolts that hold the body on...and you are now down by 2...that being said, they might be a wee bit important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMCHarleyJeepGuy View Post
    Well...there are like 7 bolts that hold the body on...and you are now down by 2...that being said, they might be a wee bit important.
    x2 Dont try running without them, might end up breaking more.Sorry don't know the body on a YJ but on the CJ there is no other way but drill and easyout.
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    Thanks guys. I guess I knew the answer beforehand but I was just hoping someone had some easier input.
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    If it is like a CJ. They are captured nuts. Most time the capture has rusted enough that you just spin the square nut. You should be able to drill out the spot welds and open up to get something to hold the square nut. Recommend replace w/ fender washers and a nyloc.

    If you don't replace and head down a really bumpy road you will hear the rear of the bed slappin on the frame.

    In bottom of pic you can kind of see where I opened the square section above the mount.


    Above pic was before, below is after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog_cj7 View Post
    If it is like a CJ. They are captured nuts. Most time the capture has rusted enough that you just spin the square nut. You should be able to drill out the spot welds and open up to get something to hold the square nut. Recommend replace w/ fender washers and a nyloc.

    If you don't replace and head down a really bumpy road you will hear the rear of the bed slappin on the frame.

    In bottom of pic you can kind of see where I opened the square section above the mount.


    Above pic was before, below is after.
    Now thats a Marine on a mission.Very nice repair Bro and great tip.
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    Concur...nice repair and good advice.
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    Warthog- thanks for the advice and that was one hell of a nice job on the repair. I am almost motivated enough to do the repair now.
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    Yeah, that was last winter's project. I replaced the entire floor board from firewall to tailgate. I also replaced last 1.5' of frame rail too, both shackles folded forward and leafs sittin against frame. If you don't do something you won't ever learn. I've screwed up my share of items too. I wanted to keep my CJ and not do a YJ tub swap.
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