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Rear Frame Horns

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by AtomicYJ, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Feb 21, 2016
    AtomicYJ

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    Yesterday I removed a rather large rear bumper with a draw bar and what was a swing away tire carrier that was turned into a fixed cooler carrier from my Ren II. This is what the rear frame horns look like. I'm assuming they need to be replaced because the stock rear crossmember I have doesn't look like it would bolt up any kind of way. So what should these look like?

    Driver's side
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    Passenger side
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  2. Feb 23, 2016
    oddfirejeeper

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    your frame is missing a little bit of material. there should be some flaps folded from the vertical sides with two holes that mount to the crossmember.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2016
    AtomicYJ

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    Thank you, guess I need to find some and find a good welder.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2016
    AtomicYJ

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    Does anyone have pictures with measurements or a drawing of the flaps at the end of the frame?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2016
    oddfirejeeper

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  6. Mar 5, 2016
    oddfirejeeper

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    i couldn't find ony of mine and found these just a bit ago. hope this helps you as to what they look like
     
  7. Mar 6, 2016
    AtomicYJ

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    That does help. I'm guessing the holes are the same size as the ones on the crossmember?
     
  8. Mar 6, 2016
    Danefraz

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    So, here's a couple more from my frame...

    Hope these help., first one is blurry, but readable

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  9. Mar 11, 2016
    AtomicYJ

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    Thank you, those are very helpful pictures.
     
  10. Mar 12, 2016
    Rick Whitson

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    Oddfire's frame is cracked and the spring bushings need to be replaced. Jeep frames are wimpy and need to be checked out before repainted. I had to repair small cracks in mine after it was blasted. I like to torch weld and hammer them to relieve the stress so they don't crack again. Arc welding and not stress relieving them will just make things worse. When stamped they are hardened, and the flexing of them causes a lot of them to break. I hope this helps, Good luck.
     
  11. Mar 12, 2016
    sterlclan

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    drill a small hole(1/8) at the end of the crack before welding and it will stop cracking
     
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