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81, J10, Hood Blew Up, Pulled Brace Loose, How To Repair?

Discussion in 'Jeep Truck and FC Tech' started by 70cj5134f, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Jan 15, 2020
    70cj5134f

    70cj5134f Member

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    This thing sat almost a year with an exploded ballencer. Finally got around to repair, and working out all other bugs! Last night after VC gasket install, test drive, hood wasn't latched all way,(my dumb ass), blew up bout 45mph. Got it shut and home and quit. Today hood repair attempt, got it lined back up to close and latch, but the rear side hinge to hinge brace has came unglued?
    Is their a fix? Its a beat up farm/fishing truck, but I like to keep it mechanically sound. I thought bout drilling through hood and brace and using rivets or bolts. Don't care how it looks, as long as it works. Or is their a correct way to repair? 1579106095930523786772.jpg
     
  2. Jan 15, 2020
    sterlclan

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    I would beat the brace back up where the x brace bolts on .try to get it close to where it should be and if you don't care through bolt it back together.if it were me I would get it close enough to stich weld the edge back down, a cold wet rag on the skin to help protect the paint. it appears that it also bent the 90 degree skin to brace interface, that edge could use a little tuning. did the spot welds on the rear edge come undone?
     
  3. Jan 16, 2020 at 10:14 AM
    70cj5134f

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    Spot welds stayed. I shop hammered it back close enough to get c-clamp vise grips on, and finish line up. It now has 3 through bolts.
    And burn paint, what paint,lol

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  4. Jan 16, 2020 at 10:38 AM
    jeepstar

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    love the truck :)
     
  5. Jan 16, 2020 at 10:49 AM
    Jrobz23

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    Good 'nuff. Cool truck!
     
  6. Jan 16, 2020 at 6:08 PM
    70cj5134f

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    Thanks, I've enjoyed it almost 20 years.
    It's got a hot 360, decamed engine, that came out of my 72 matador when I replaced it with a 401. It'll squeal those 32s leaving a stop. I've had 2800lbs of gravel in bed, pulled countless cars out of snow, and just like a Timex, it keeps on ticking, love my jeeps, both of them!
     
  7. Jan 16, 2020 at 11:37 PM
    Jrobz23

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    Every FSJ up here is back in the earth.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2020 at 11:40 PM
    Jrobz23

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    I thought it’d be slick product if a company made repro bodies that mount to 2nd gen Dodge chassis. Seems like the frames survive but the body goes to hell on em.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2020 at 11:32 AM
    Bostonbob

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    Are you on Facebook ?
     
  10. Jan 17, 2020 at 1:19 PM
    Jrobz23

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  11. Jan 18, 2020 at 10:21 AM
    Bostonbob

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  12. Jan 18, 2020 at 10:46 AM
    70cj5134f

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    Yes, Edward Davis, whitesburg tn.
     
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