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ditskovich April 11th, 2009 01:00 PM

bulkhead removal
 
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how hard to remove bulkhead?
How many bolts, and where,
The best way to keep wires untangled
I have a hard time unscrewing two big bolts on a side

TDI Guy April 11th, 2009 01:29 PM

not hard... you are there.... the 2 large side bolts. then the support brackets on either foot well with 2 small bolts each.. Then lift it off. I would soak the large outer bolts with WD-40. You might have to bang them out.

evilfij April 11th, 2009 07:55 PM

Disconnect all the wires from the motor (including the ground at the back). Disconnect the brake lines and clutch line. Also disconnect the speedo cable at the junction box. The bulkead is held on by at least six bolts. The two screw headed ones in each footwell and the two big ones that go through the outrigger. Once you are to the place you are now, you are doing really well and it should not take more than an hour to get it off.

If you look in the projects section, you can see I just did this :)

ditskovich April 13th, 2009 12:41 AM

it looks like two on a side are hardest to remove.
no luck.
may be because frame is bent

evilfij April 13th, 2009 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ditskovich
it looks like two on a side are hardest to remove.
no luck.
may be because frame is bent


No, that is normal. The fuckers rust in place. Get a breaker bar and a pipe on the end and break the bolts. If that fails you can take a sawzall and cut them where the washer is between the bulkhead and the frame.

The one side on mine I broke, then sawzalled and then hit with a sledge hammer to free it up. The other side just slid out.

See annotated picture for more detailed instructions.

TDI Guy April 13th, 2009 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by evilfij
No, that is normal. The fuckers rust in place. Get a breaker bar and a pipe on the end and break the bolts. If that fails you can take a sawzall and cut them where the washer is between the bulkhead and the frame.

The one side on mine I broke, then sawzalled and then hit with a sledge hammer to free it up. The other side just slid out.

See annotated picture for more detailed instructions.


LOL.. Great Pic :)

ditskovich April 13th, 2009 03:58 PM

frame parts
 
help me to move engine and transmition to a new frame and you can have it

evilfij April 13th, 2009 04:11 PM

I would love to but I am swamped. There are a lot of folks in your area, I bet one of them has a hoist you can borrow. Ren Ching, cgalpin, Doug Crowther etc. Or just rent one, it is really easy to move stuff over between frames.

Ren Ching April 13th, 2009 04:44 PM

dmitry you can come and borrow the hoist any time. shouldn't be a problem to move it to your place. gotta bring you that bumper anyway. give me a call if you still have my number.

rgrds
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Originally Posted by evilfij
I would love to but I am swamped. There are a lot of folks in your area, I bet one of them has a hoist you can borrow. Ren Ching, cgalpin, Doug Crowther etc. Or just rent one, it is really easy to move stuff over between frames.


evilfij April 13th, 2009 04:47 PM

Dave, hack me off that crossmember and bring it with the roof sides :)

Ren Ching April 13th, 2009 04:50 PM

hey, I might need it :)

actually mine is good for now...but needs some patching soon or it won't be...

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Dave, hack me off that crossmember and bring it with the roof sides :)


evilfij April 13th, 2009 04:58 PM

Better than mine!

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...chmentid=18755

cgalpin April 13th, 2009 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ditskovich
help me to move engine and transmition to a new frame and you can have it

Dmity, what's wrong with the frame? D90 I assume?

Ren Ching April 13th, 2009 05:23 PM

it is severely bent at the front, parallelogrammed and the right side rail is pushed out about where the trans mount is. it was a pretty hard hit. maybe salvageable but the new frame will make life a whole whole lot easier.

we should all converge on dmitry's place some day and get the engine, trans, and axles over onto the new frame. an easy day with enough hands available.

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Dmity, what's wrong with the frame? D90 I assume?


cgalpin April 13th, 2009 05:28 PM

Free time isn't my friend right now, but with sufficient advanced notice, I'm game.

ditskovich April 13th, 2009 05:46 PM

would grill and beer make it more desirable?
 
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Free time isn't my friend right now, but with sufficient advanced notice, I'm game.

I don't mind to have MD and VA crowd over for a fast finish and advise, especially if I have no idea what I am doing.
My grill, usually, is something to remember.
What is the best way to get rid of rust, and what to use to paint it over?

evilfij April 13th, 2009 06:03 PM

Wire wheel on a big angle grinder, then spray with rust converter, then epoxy primer, then appliance epoxy black paint.

Some people say POR 15, but I prefer my method.


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