I went to put the new xmember/bumper on the other day after painting it, but I couldn't get the bolts on that go into the xmember behind the gas tank because the Savvy skid raises the gas tank. I decided I would just wait and drop the tank the next chance I had to work on it.
Friday my last shock came in. Went to put it in today and 1 upper bolt (rear) snapped. Luckily I was already removing the tank, so it gives me room to work. Tried to pull the stud out with vise grips, but it wouldn't move. So I went at the nut with a hammer/chisel and it wouldn't break free. I sawzalled it as close to the shock xmember as I could, but there is still some left. Gave up after a while and decided to put the bumper on so I could at least get something productive done. So I was able to get the bumper on after a while. I'm getting tired of working on this thing though. Nothing ever goes like it should and it gets old.
Here's a pic of my dirty tank and a crappy pic of the new bumper.