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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:03
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broken cross member stud help

I'm trying to put in a transfer case drop kit and I was trying to pull out one of the studs I was using 2 nuts as a jam nut to get it out and now the stud just spins and moves side to side and I need help trying to figure this out cause I don't want to have just 3 bolts holding that cross member. if anybody has any suggestions please help
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:05
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Re: broken cross member stud help

You broke the weld inside the frame. Got to cut an access hole in the side now.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:16
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Re: broken cross member stud help

is that going to weakin the frame a lot right there?
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:20
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Re: broken cross member stud help

No, just cut a 1"x2" square hole and or use a 1" hole saw, just enough to get a box end wrench in there.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:32
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Re: broken cross member stud help

Just drill it out and tap the hole for the next larger size bolt.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:34
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Re: broken cross member stud help

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Just drill it out and tap the hole for the next larger size bolt.
How the hell do you drill out a nut that is spinning freely? Not to mention it has a stud stuck in it.... What ya smokin man
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:54
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Re: broken cross member stud help

I think I'm just going to go with the hole saw then just use a nut and a bolt
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 15:56
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I think I'm just going to go with the hole saw then just use a nut and a bolt
Probably your best option, a washer against the inside wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 16:22
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Re: broken cross member stud help

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I think I'm just going to go with the hole saw then just use a nut and a bolt
Also, after you do that, you may be able to find a rubber drain plug the right size to fill the hole of you want. I know Tim has one with his.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 17:32
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Re: broken cross member stud help

Must have missed the spinning freely part.

Proceed with the cutting.
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 23:25
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Re: broken cross member stud help

take big hammer, smash the stud till it pops into the frame rail, now drill and tap the hole, worked for me
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Old January 22nd, 2008, 23:55
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Re: broken cross member stud help

If he's like me, the thought of having something loose floating around in the unibody rail would be enough to make me cut a hole in the side to get it out
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 00:01
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Re: broken cross member stud help

the frame rail is so thin i really doubt tapping it would give you enough bite.
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 00:06
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Re: broken cross member stud help

Could weld up a nut if possible?
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 00:08
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Re: broken cross member stud help

If you cut a big enough hole in the frame or the floor above, you could weld a nut in I suppose.

Take Ramsey's advice, cut hole, add nut inside, bolt from bottom, call it good.
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