Cj2a Rear Body Mount Question

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  1. Jul 31, 2016
    DanStew

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    I was looking at my body mount brackeets on the rear of the tub, that bolt the tub to rear crossmember. I have to replace the mounts behind the taillight panel. I was measuring the two center most mounts (4 brackets total on rear of body tub) to see how far apart they are when i weld on the new brackets and I noticed there are no corresponding holes in the rear crossmember for the center most mounts to bolt to the frame. This was quite odd, i do not remember pulling the body mounts since it was a while ago. But I was curious if there were others that had a tub that did not use the center two body monuts to the rear frame crossmember.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2016
    Keys5a

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    I know the CJ5 body has 4 rear mounts, but its been 30 years since I pulled a CJ2 tub. Maybe the early Jeeps only used two?
    -Donny
     
  3. Aug 1, 2016
    Daryl

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    I have 2 separate 47 2a's here. I will go check them out today.
     
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    Daryl

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    Both of my 2As have bolts in all four holes. Neither body looks like it has ever been off the frame. Both are 1947.
     
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    DanStew

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    Weird. I dont have holes even drilled in the crossmember, maybe it was replaced at some point, but it looked original.
     
  6. Aug 2, 2016
    Daryl

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    The rivets on the crossmember are pretty hard to do unless you source the right ones.
     

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