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Old 04-07-2013, 10:35 AM
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best cure for mangled lower control arm bolt holes

im workin on my buddys 57 chevy belair.

doing a full caltek suspension package.

on the drivers side lower control arm, one of the bolts on the stock control arm, almost pulled thru the frame.

i didnt notice, until i put the new tubular arm on, and theres a significant gap inbetween the frame and control arm, the bolt (new 7/16-fine, grade 8) would not pull it together. i tried tightening it but to only de-thread the bolt. same with a 7/16 corse thread bolt.

my oxy is gone so heat is out of the question for a sunday.

i could cut it out, or grinding it, but this will weaken the frame.

what would you do?????

thanks guys!
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