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Rear Floor Support L Bracket

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by CJ51973, Jul 4, 2024.

  1. Jul 4, 2024
    CJ51973

    CJ51973 Member

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    CJ2A, all four are rusted away. Wondering how the align versus the rear valance? Even? Higher? Lower? How much? Thanks
     
  2. Jul 6, 2024
    wheelie

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    I think they are even but not sure. I would go to like Classic Enterprises’ site and look for their replacement panel. It may come with L brackets and so you could see how it’s supposed to be attached.
     
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  3. Jul 8, 2024 at 10:26 PM
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    I just put some on a rig - even is where they looked to go on existing rigs, so that's what I did with this one as well.
     
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  4. Jul 9, 2024 at 6:40 AM
    CJ51973

    CJ51973 Member

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    Good to know, surgery continues this weekend. Hope to get the new floors back in. Side bar, anyone have a pic of a notched rear wheel housing for seat clearance? I am going to have to do a little rework to these too so I might as well gain some leg room.
     
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  5. Jul 9, 2024 at 11:19 PM
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    Wheel house notch complete, before seam sealer and primer. IMG_5371.JPG
     
  6. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:10 AM
    CJ51973

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    So, is that 3" back roughly?
     
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  7. Jul 10, 2024 at 9:43 AM
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    I think so. But no more than that. You must check to be sure your rear tire will not rub it on full stuff. The bigger the tire the less your wheel notch can be. Mock up/plan carefully before you cut.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2024 at 7:22 PM
    Dave Deyton

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    Seems like the original L brackets held moisture and rusted badly. Used the Weld-Thru Primer on the ones I replaced and will make sure they can drain and have plenty of paint on them if I ever get back to that project.

    Dave
     
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  9. Jul 11, 2024 at 7:05 AM
    Dave Deyton

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    The original bracket has the bead in it for stiffening.

    tail light braket.jpeg

    Brian Haner has a video on this about making his own because these tend to trap moisture. Thought about making some, but I may just drill a small hole for drainage and use the weld through primer like I did with the hat channels I have welded on. Would be a lot easier.
    They will probably out live me anyway just like the originals were installed.
    Metalshapers video on these:

    His mounts are interesting.

    Dave
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2024 at 8:32 AM
    CJ51973

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    I am going to build my own including the rear valance to give more support to the rear and not put back the part that rusts out
     
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