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Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby del_TJ » Wed Sep 27, 2017

Went to Lou’s this morning and they may have found some frame rot. Ha!

Bigger problem is that Chris figured out that the passenger B-pillar is moving rearward and pulling the door opening and windshield with it, but there’s no obvious cause. It got so bad after Fall Crawl that I had to unbolt the header bar b/c there was’t enough movement in the rear bolt slot.

Never flopped, rolled or hit the cage hard. All the footplates look normal. Torque box is okay (rust starting but not a problem). Frame looks straight. Rocker rails are straight. No creases in the tub anywhere to indicate the tub is tweaked.

Bad things are the rear crossmember is bending, two rear body mounts under the door are slightly bent and the belly pan is bowed up but none of that seems to explain the cage movement.

Any ideas? What else can I look for? :angry-cussingblack:

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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby MDSRACING398 » Wed Sep 27, 2017

Scrap it! I know where there is a super clean 05 Rubicon for sale no rust! Lol
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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby del_TJ » Wed Sep 27, 2017

MDSRACING398 wrote:Scrap it! I know where there is a super clean 05 Rubicon for sale no rust! Lol


Never!!!

It passed inspection today as is. "It's good enough" I was told. Can't understand why some of you have issues getting the sticker! 8-)
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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby MDSRACING398 » Wed Sep 27, 2017

If the rear crossmember is rotting there are two body mounts there and two by bumper. Where did the tree hit jeep?
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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby del_TJ » Thu Sep 28, 2017

MDSRACING398 wrote:If the rear crossmember is rotting there are two body mounts there and two by bumper. Where did the tree hit jeep?


Rear crossmember is bending from slamming the gas tank skid, but if anything, it would be pushing things forward not backward like what is happening.
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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby del_TJ » Thu Oct 12, 2017

Got the frame rot repaired at Elia's. Still haven't nailed down why the B pillar is moving rearward :?

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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby Frank » Fri Oct 13, 2017

I would guess there is an issue with the frame ahead of the doors causing it to close up rather than open up. Check to see if the tranny-Tcase isnt pushing up on the floor , bending the tub, you said skid was bent up . Gotta be sumppin you missed . FjR68
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Re: Cage Moving and Causing Door Issues

Unread postby Fcgeek » Mon Oct 16, 2017

Check your door hinges. I had a similar issue where I thought my windshield was moving back and it was a bent door hinge. I also had a hinge move giving similar issue.
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