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Showtime3492
08-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Hey everyone,
I thought that i would share this with everyone since i know how much i disliked my rough country long arm crossmember, especially since it wasnt a removable center section. So since my jeep is in a state of limbo with the new 4.6 stroker goin in and doig some plating on the unibody i thought it might be a good time to make that piece of crap crossmember center section removable. It isnt the hardest modification but it is time consuming. I dont know if this will work on any other rough country long arm crossmember i am doing it to my XJ and that is what the write up is based on.

What youll need:

I used 1.5x3x3/16 tubing 2x4 will also work about 25 inches
1/4 plate about a square foot
welder
drill
grinder
cut wheels
grinding wheels (sanding,flap,or hard wheel)

Here is what you will start with

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l626/Showtime3492/241623_3815963963228_35742947_o.jpg

The first thing you wanna do is find your preffered layout may varry depending on your set up. the piece below is cut off the original crossmember at 5 3/4 from the outside square edge. Both sides are done at this measurement. It allows you to keep the link mounts in the same place and still clear the unibody. Once you lay out 5 3/4 on each side you will be left with about 24 3/8 in between. this is what your are cutting out and replacing with the tubing.
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l626/Showtime3492/377287_3815980363638_1694311734_n.jpg

4.3LXJ
08-30-2012, 10:32 PM
Good start. Those one piece cross members go in easy, but are a pain when you have to work on something.

Showtime3492
08-31-2012, 10:48 PM
All but finished this earlier just ran out of time for the rest of the pics. So they'll be up tomorrow for those of you interested! Had a last minute fishing trip today lol ;) All in all when I mocked it up on the jeep it looks like its going to work well...

bluedragon436
09-03-2012, 08:11 AM
Well now that you've finished the rough version and figured out what you can change to make it even nicer and better, you can go ahead and send that one to my house for my XJ, and order yourself a new one to build nicer and better!! LOL Can't wait to see pics of it completed!!

Showtime3492
09-03-2012, 12:12 PM
Well now that you've finished the rough version and figured out what you can change to make it even nicer and better, you can go ahead and send that one to my house for my XJ, and order yourself a new one to build nicer and better!! LOL Can't wait to see pics of it completed!!

I need to finish it I've been busy doin other peoples jeep work and not my own lol!