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PostSubject: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:10 pm

While I was installing my new skid plates I noticed that I was beating up my rear axle lower link front mounts. They are not very sturdy only about 1/8" thick. I made a new skid for both of these mounts. I have not installed yet, letting the paint dry. I made these from 1/4" steel plate for the front where the rocks hit & 3/16" steel for the sides, going to bolt them on to the existing holes that don't seem to serve any purpose. I made a filler for the oval hole & will be using grade 8 bolts.



More pics to come when I get them installed tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:36 pm

Very handy work...make me a set?

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:50 pm

yeah what he said. looks nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:51 am

These came out OK, they will serve their intended purpose. If I ever made another set they would be a little longer to incorporate the link bolt also. Not sure that is needed though. took me about 8 hours to make both. would have been easier on a new vehicle that wasn't already smashed up & somewhat distorted.


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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:50 am

Was that new bolt location already in the OEM bracket, or did you add that for the skid. I like em...

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:37 pm

The holes were already there. I think they are tooling holes for Toyota when they built the FJ. One is oval, I made a spacer to fill in the gap & the other one on the inside side is a little bigger than the 3/8" bolt I put in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:19 pm

When do I get my set? I can come to Concord...lot of family down there. 2 sisters and my parents are in Kannapolis. Plus I have a girlfriend there that my wife doesn't know about...shhhh

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:21 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:24 pm

Scottydog wrote:
When do I get my set? I can come to Concord...lot of family down there. 2 sisters and my parents are in Kannapolis. Plus I have a girlfriend there that my wife doesn't know about...shhhh

I don't know how you guys do it with multiple girlfriends... I can't afford the one I have.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:29 pm

You're looking for the wrong ones, you've got to find the ones that WANT to take care of you & can afford to.
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PostSubject: Re: Rear Axle lower link front mount   Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:22 pm

I've been doing it wrong.
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