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?????