Hello fellow YJ owners... I'm new to the jeep community as I have owned my '95 wrangler YJ for a few months now.
This is my first post.
Gotta say I love my YJ and drive it whenever I can. I purchased the jeep on a whim from a use car dealer in Media, PA. with some bonus money. Best purchase ever made.
All in all the jeep is in decent shape but I was surprised by the rust underneath the vehicle.
Live and learn.
I've spent a few $ getting a 2" lift and 31" tires. I've purchased new bumpers and seats. Installed myself with little issue. Although I have learned to multiply the install time by 2 as I must be slow.
I then purchased side tube steps from Rampage to complete the look I am going for. I needed decent leverage to undo the frame bolts and after some PB Blaster and elbow grease I was able to get 3 of the 4 bolts undone.
It is always the 4th one that gets ya. For whatever reason the rear driver side frame bolt is getting stripped. I'm afraid if I apply any more elbow grease I'll strip it completely and then be up the river. See uploaded photo of bolt in question.
I'm looking for some seasoned advice on how to best deal with this issue.
Am I hosed and need to have it torched off or is there another alternative?
Thanks to any and all who reply in advance.