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Old 01-14-2016, 08:59 PM
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hey guys i bought a factory skid plate for my jeep xj from a member here on the forum i tried looking online for pictures but only see aftermarket ones, does anyone know how to install it i cant seam to get the bolt holes to line up with anything is there hardware that im missing??
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:43 PM
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Why not just contact the dude you bought it from?
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Then there is the question of what skid plate you got, gas tank, transfer case, front end?
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:10 PM
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Then there is the question of what skid plate you got, gas tank, transfer case, front end?
Transfer case skid plate and his mail was full last time
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:31 PM
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I remember removing the one I got from an 87. Looking at it as it dropped,
I thought just how the heck will I remember how this goes back on?
That was about 5 years ago and it's gonna be a 6 pack Saturday to figure it out again..
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Not a 100% sure but I think you have to get some nut serts for the unibody rail side and drill some holes if you didn't have one from the factory.

Let me get under there tomorrow and take a look, will get back with you.
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Need a nutsert, not sure what size, I've been meaning to check on that since I need to install mine too. I also believe it's just one bolt to the "frame" and two attach to the trans crossmember.
Google "home made nutsert tool" to save a few bucks, no need to buy a tool to install one single 'sert.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jay_sco View Post
Need a nutsert, not sure what size, I've been meaning to check on that since I need to install mine too. I also believe it's just one bolt to the "frame" and two attach to the trans crossmember.
Google "home made nutsert tool" to save a few bucks, no need to buy a tool to install one single 'sert.
I work at a mechanic shop so I probably have the tool here now I just need to figure out where exactly the bolts go
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No tool needed, just a nut, washers and a nutsert.

http://www.blackmagicbrakes.com/uplo...structions.pdf
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Originally Posted by Mattloz View Post
Transfer case skid plate and his mail was full last time
Yes Nutserts are needed. Here is a screen capture of the install for a 98. I know the gas tank skids are different on 96 and older XJs, not sure about the TC skid plate.

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Adding pics from the interwebs:






This one looks like it just uses a bunch of big self-taping screws:

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I have some nut serts in your want them. They are ridiculous expensive. I bought some from Black Magic. Had to buy 6 at a time. PM me if you are interested.

Bought them for this same reason just haven't got around to it yet.
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$7.98 shipped, no hardware.

I will do it at that price with hardware.
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