On my old CJ2A I had a bad crack that we did the above to and in addition we "fish plated" the outside - that is a flat plat with some 1/2" holes drilled through it - that we welded and plug welded on...never had another problem.
08 JK 23S - Colorado Jeep Club No. 204
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