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Figured out my problem. I loosened the bolts that hold that cross-member near the area in question. With a little pressure on the frame from a floor jack, the bolts went right through. Just gotta do the self-tapping bolts when I get enough light, and I am done.

Pic of the cross_member:

Got my LCAs with skids installed this AM, and was proceeding to do the transfer case skid when I hit a problem. It's on the drivers side, where the 2 long bolts go through the frame:
This is a pic of the 2 bolts that replace the stock bolts on DustPark's skid:


The frame comes together in 2 pieces here. The bolts run through a long sleeve in one of the pieces, and 2 holes in the other. Mine have shifted, and the sleeve/holes do not match up by a good 1/8th of an inch. I could barely remove the stock bolt on the outside (had to thread it out of one hole first). The inner stock bolt is wedged in tight. I tried prying with a scewdriver, and using a floor jack to realign the 2 frame pieces, but no dice.

Any ideas how to get these pieces to align? Wishing I would have snapped a pic with the one stock bolt I managed to remove.
 

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Sometimes you need to drill. get a bit just enough to fit through then kinda rotate the drill to wallow out the holes till they line up. the thing about metal is no matter how much you try to make them exact they still get warped or missaligned during mass production.



 

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Thanks FunJunkie, guess I just need to get nore aggressive with it, do some some drilling. After what I have installed to date, the fact they are out of alignment didn't shock me at all, I just can't get 'em to budge! :mad:
 
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