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Must have rubbed that rock a little harder than I thought. Anyone got advice on fixing this LCA mount???


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heh, yeah, straighten it out, then re weld it.
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Weld it up or buy another HD bracket from RE they go for about 40 each I think.
I welded a skid on both our TJ's front lower CA brackets then set about welding all the other brackets they don't do a very good job at the factory.
The other bracket that has the most problems is drivers side upper CA mount.
Once you add the trackbar bracket extender on there it just goes.
Usually the inside weld breaks you don't notice it drive on it then it bends the outboard part of the bracket till it busts in half. Weld it up and put a small gusset or two on there I add one to the outboard side seems to do the trick.
 

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After you straighten it and weld it put a skid on it and maybe some reinforcements. Don't forget the other side <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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the same thing happened to mine, not as bad as yours but i just bent it back and it has been fine. I will replace it when it breaks off i guess. but for now it is fine
 

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bend it out and fab up a skid. add welder and your done. And check the uper rear drivers side frame mount, mine cracked and I just found it by accident. The skids are just square metal, piece o' cake to make, don't buy 'em. Skid-Row has some bolt on ones, if ya just gotta buy... <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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What should I use to bend it back? I dont want to break it anymore than it already is. What to use, a BFH? I dont know if that will work.
 

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Ghaaa! That's scary looking Cutter <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">

I did the skid thing when I rebuilt my axle and did the cross over steering.

Beat them back into shape and if it's a D30 and you have aftermarket control arms (important) take a piece of 3" x 1/4 flat stock and weld it to the bottom of the LCA mount and tie it into the bottom of the coil pad and other points as much as possible. If you do it right they become little ramps <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Can't do it like this if you have stock LCAs because they stick out below the mount and will interfere ( at least on an XJ)

As others have mentioned the sheet metal UCA mount can use reinforcement as well. I welded a piece into the opening in the mount to make it more rigid.

Worth doing
 

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Rusty's Off Road also makes the HD brackets. His have the slots for the cam bolts too. Used them on my bro-in-law's XJ.
 
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