Broken blind nuts in boxed frame.
Hi folks, I need some advice. I am going to put a new clutch and tranny mount in my 85' CJ. This requires removal of the factory skid plate. The last time I did this was on a 77' and a blind nut in the frame broke loose. At the time I took a die grinder with a 1"diameter by 1/2"tall grinding stone and cut a slot in the inner frame 'box'. I was then able to tape a nut to my open end wrench and hold the nut in place for tightening. Thinking back, (I since sold the Jeep), it is not good practice to cut into an old frame eventhough the hole was so small.
I am sure this has happened to someone else. What did you guys do to replace the busted nut?
85'CJ, stock for now! It's a Jeep thing ...my wife doesn't understand.