I had the same problem, I cut through the back and ground off the bolts, with the hole I could now put in a nut and a flatwrench to hold it in place. I had no welder so I just left the hole in the back open but it worked untill someday I get a welder from the mechanic fairy hahahaha
If its broke I can fix it. if it isnt broke give me a minute!!!
1980 CJ5, 304 V8, flat top pistons, rv cam, quadra-jet carb, edelbrock intake, hooker headers, Purple Hornies 3" header glasspacks, Solid Driveshaft, t-176 manual 4speed, 3" body lift, 1foot extended front bumper for wrecker winch "no winch yet" 33X12.5X15 Wild Country XRT's on chrome wagon wheels, custom spray paint job, lots of rust, dents, oh and a driver that treats it like a jeep "screw the paint I can make it!" Daily Driven!!!!! Green Jeep Club member #37 Flamed Jeep Club member #1 and President