broken rear spring hanger bolts cj5. got the broken bolts out now what?
while removing the rear spring hangers (frame mounted) i broke 3 of the 4 bolts getting them off, the bolts are 7/16. i drilled and got the old bolts out (not an easy task). i ran a tap down the threads to clean them out, the threads appear to be damaged in a few ways, can i drill out the old threads and tap then out to run a 1/2 bolt? i realize that i will have to redrill the spring hanger not an issue. is there enough beef inside the old frame insert to drill out to 1/2" or should i try something metric?