Got between a rock and a hard place Sunday afternoon. I was removing my wife's clothesline structure that I put in back in the 80's. I got too close to the post as I was trying to lift it up. The bucket dug in and chain got tight. The pole was raised and 2.5' or so was still in the ground and would not go back down. Pushed, pulled and when I got off to look I saw this:
Nothing broke me loose except removing what hook bolt I could and then cutting the thread of the remaining bolt.
That worked. I see no way to totally fix the bucket and order a new one seems to be in my future.
Don't do like I did.
The first picture is what I first observed, the damage was already done, I just had to get loose.