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Old 12-29-2007, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting off upper control arm mounts?

Stock rear d44 axle. Started in on cutting off the rear upper ca mounts off the axle and noticed that it's pretty dang tight in there. Have all the arms off and the sway bar off and have a 4.5" grinder, a weak ass jig-saw and a bfh. Grinder doesn't fit in to get to the weld in most places.

Unless anyone has any better suggestions I'm just going to cut off a piece at a time until it's dust.
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Old 12-29-2007, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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remove the entire axle and place on jackstands and do your work.

Im doing a gear change and I decided to take the additional one hour and remove the entire axle from my jeep to make it so much easier to work on. If you got air tools, it is just easier. the only thing you have to worry about is bleeding the brakes when you put it back in.
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Axle is off and sitting on bricks, Jeep is using all 4 stands at the moment

The closeness I'm looking at is the spring perches, sway bar mounts, brake lines, etc. My grinder seems dangerously close to some of that stuff. Think the best way is to just take a couple hours and notch a piece at a time.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just remove the brake lines
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just leave them on, if they are not in the way of anything. I did when I did my 4 link, but you are likely less lazy then I.
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Can't leave them on, got a truss going there. Or are you talking about the brake lines?
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he meant the brackets
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Get an oxy-acetalyne torch and burn it off. Once the bracket is off you'll have plenty of room to get the grinder in there and grind the tube smooth.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Incase anyone is interested, I found these 1 1/2" dremel cutting wheels. If you have a steady hand they are pretty useful. I went thru about 20 of the wheels (came with a quick release, takes like 10 seconds to change) and was able to get into the tight spaces and used the angle grinder for the heavy lifting.
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