Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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Just bought the Evo rear fascia/cover and d-ring mounts. The instructions are separate and pretty terrible, but it looks simple, right? Installing the d-ring mounts.... simple. Installing the fascia... simple.
To mount the d-ring part, you have to run a bolt through the framerail such that comes out inside the rear cross member. Evo conveniently provided a flag nut for this. The instructions said to cut or grind to expand a hole in the cross member to hold the "flag" and facilitate installing the bolt.... I used a saws-all to open the conveniently located gap where the crossmember meets the framerail on each side.
But if you are installing the fascia, the same bolt MUST go through it as well, meaning that the fascia must be in place. IT COVERS THE CROSSMEMBER!
Aside from drilling a huge hole in the bottom of the already too-weak cross-member there is no access.
What kind of cursed voodoo-fairy dust do they thing I have to hold that nut inside the cross member while I install the fascia, d-ring mount and then thread a bolt into it???
After working at it WAYYYY too long. I came up with a solution. I sacrificed a few small magnets to hold the flag nut in place long enough to get the bolt through. The nut shifted a bit and had to be fiddled with using some small picks and probes through the available opening, but after an hour or so I had both of those bolts in. Fun.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)