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#1 User is offline   83CJ7Robert 

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:37 PM

Has anyone run into issues with the front shock towers on a 83 CJ7? I broke the stud and cannot locate a replacemnt. Dealerships are no help since rthe pictures they show of the part are a weld on bracket, not the 3 bolts that mine has. Also there is a specific bracket for the left and right side. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:23 AM

If you want to go to a longer travel shock tower, F250/350 shock towers will work. I believe there is a thread on this site about it, I believe it is the late 80's year trucks.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

Not looking for a longer travel, just want to replace the broken part that I have.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

I had the same thing happen and I reqelded the bolt tab back on the bracket. Works fine.

If you broke the stud off it should still be in the shock.

Question, did the stud break in half, or the stud broke off the bracket?

U also can use a good grade bolt that will fit the shock hole.

DO NOT weld a grade 8 bolt, touch heat and it will break.
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:52 PM

I broke the stud in half so I will need to remove the head portion in the bracket to replace. What did you replace with? Did you weld replacement stud in the same bracket? Did your stud remain partly in the bracket and if so how did you remove it?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Replaced with a stud and in the same hole in the bracket You can also go to a junk yard and get an assy from a yj.
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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:14 PM

Is the stud press fit in the bracket? How hard to get out? Will the yj bracket bolt up the same or is it just the stud I need?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:19 PM

Get two yj front towers and u will be good to go. Should be the same. The bolt end was in the hole of the bracket and welded.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:20 PM

wagoneer shock towers are the same as cj7's

wagoneer shock towers are the same as cj7's

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

I have a bunch of cj parts I took off mine when I went coil overs , if you need any of my removed parts I still have your welcome to them.. Bb aka silver back

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

Since your offering. I need front fenders. Do you still have the stock axles? If so what gearing do they have?

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