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Old 03-20-2014, 05:02 AM
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

Some bricks, a plank and a car jack would work too. I used that to get the rock rails in.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:00 PM
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I used an up turned bucket. Just high enough to hold the back of the plate up while I fitted the front bolts.

For the recovery hook I used a jack called James. He's 16 and talks a bit too much but still comes in handy.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:56 AM
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

I got my Chief hooks and bash plate in too. Did it single handedly on a leisurely Saturday arvo. The hooks were a piece of cake, the plate not so cake like. After having put in the front three bolts, there was no way I could get the rear two bolts to catch into those stupid speed nuts. I needed the holes in the rear of the plate to be a couple of mm more rearward. After trying everything, even filing a taper on the end of the bolts, I took out the front bolts and fitted the rear bolts first. That worked. Note that I have the Mopar sump skid plate which didn't help. Unfortunately, with all the mucking around, I think I stripped the thread on one the front bolts. It's probably a helicoil job but for another day. Speaking of stupid speed nuts, we have both the front of the 3mm Mopar sump skid plate and the rear of the 3mm Chief bash plate held up by just two speed nuts. That does not fill me with a lot of confidence.

My tips on the installation:
  • Hooks/point
    - Sit on the ground in front of the car and slide the plates in. It's easier than trying to do it on your back from underneath.
  • Bash Plate
    - Get a second pair of hands OR lay a wooden saw horse on its side and slide it in under the front of the car with the legs sticking out. Slide the plate in over it. It at least gets the plate nearer to where it has to go.
    - Put the rear bolts in first.
Torque settings, particularly for the hook/points bolts, would have been nice.
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Interesting. I too have the mopar plates, including the felt / cardboard thing under the plate and rear bolts went in pretty easy. I had the front bolts just finger tight so there was plenty of wriggle room. Just got lucky maybe...

Got a photo of those chromies Bob?
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

i didnt get time to and try to refit the mopar sump plate with the bash plate this weekend. but like bobt i think i've stripped one of the front bash plate bolts and needs a hellicoil to fix.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:21 PM
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

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Interesting. I too have the mopar plates, including the felt / cardboard thing under the plate and rear bolts went in pretty easy. I had the front bolts just finger tight so there was plenty of wriggle room. Just got lucky maybe...

Got a photo of those chromies Bob?
Everything is built to tolerances. I guess my body is a little on the long side and the plate on the short side. Perhaps I should have used your red bucket . The problem with the speed nuts is that the thread is at an angle until they are tightened. The original bolts have quite a taper on them that no doubt helps with catching the tread.

I had the cardboard thing between the sump and the skid plate also but I got rid of it some time ago. I couldn't see that it had a purpose. Perhaps it was for sound proofing or heat retention in arctic conditions. I figured it was just another thing to trap moisture and dirt.

Pics are coming. Just need to wash the car and get some sun.
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

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i didnt get time to and try to refit the mopar sump plate with the bash plate this weekend. but like bobt i think i've stripped one of the front bash plate bolts and needs a hellicoil to fix.
I've just ordered one of these https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/T107
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Re: installing chief bash plate and recovery hook

So with this bash plate in place, you can remove the air dams before you leave the house when going offroad without worrying about ripping the felt liners?
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I still would not remove the air dam. There is a washer bottle, the felt guard liners and nothing to prevent a stick going through the radiator. There is still a need for someone to develop a "pre runner". Between the bumper and the cross member.
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Yes, someone needs to build this:

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Now that would be cool if available.
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I'm just going to keep posting it until someone builds it!
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