No reason you can't: Drill out and re-tap for one size larger bolt, or fill the hole with a weld and tap that (though that will be some HARD ass steel). I've got a small wire feed welder, grinder, sawsall, and such and it makes small repairs like this fairly easy.
2000 XE V6 4X4 5speed, AC shackles and UCAs, Bilstein 4600, K&N drop-in, intake mod, AC Idler brace, Yakima kayak rack, Shrockworks Skids, custom sliders, BFG AT/KO 32x11.5x15, custom rear bumper/swingout tire carrier, custom front tube bumper, Lokka'd front Diff, Gibson Catback, Thorley Headers, Flowmaster Cats.
1 Tcase ... The way it was meant to be.