I have had to do this twice now. The first time was one of the bolts holding the steering gear bracket to the frame. I just cut a hole in the side of the frame, exposing the nut. Soak it in PB blaster and get a wrench on it. It'll either screw off or break off. I welded new nuts to the inside of the frame and welded the frame piece back on. The second one was the rear spring hanger. For that one I cut the bolt off with a reciprocating saw. Once the bolt was out, and the spring out of the way, I cut out the section with the bolt hole from the bottom of the frame, welded a new nut to the inside of that piece and welded the piece back in. With the welds ground down and a couple of coats of paint, you can't even tell there was any work done. Both repairs have held up well.
- 83 Scrambler, AMC 360, Edelbrock intake, Howell fuel injection, 32in. BFG MT, 2in. Superlift, stock axles.
- 85 CJ-10a, work in progress