Just for a visual for what I'm dealing with for the rear bumper, look at the back of your TJ from underneath. Now, at the center of the vehicle from left to right, try to put you hand and reach inside the frame. There's no room. If you drop the rear of the gas tank, you'll have enough clearance to reach in there. But 2 of the gas tank nuts are rusted to the bolts.
The frozen bolts on the side of the Jeep are on the front fender where I can't get to the back of them.
After rethinking this, I most likely will have to:
- Cut & drill out the fender bolts and replace with pop rivets.
- Buy 4 new bolts & nuts
- Cut off of rusted gas tank bolts
- drop the tank
- install the new hardware