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Old 06-13-2010, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
Looking at the pics of that crossmember, I would not put the tubular a arm conversion on it..It's not boxed, it looks like fairly thin material and the tubular a arms/ pivot tube don't do well when installed in a crossmember like that. It really looks like a donor car crossmember, which is about all anyone had back in the '70s...Those are really thin, and not suited for the tubular arms at all. There have been several threads about MII tubular A arm crossmember failures..

Here's one pretty good one that discusses some of these points.
IFS failure = tragic results

Later, mikey
thanks, looking at it the top spring hat is a seperate piece from the crossmember and their are two mounting locations for the lower cntrol arm , would a donor be that way? I am not against strut rods and stamped control arms but I am trying to narrow my front track width. does anyone offer narowed stamped control arms? I could also fully box it in to strengthen it the bottom is already boxed . thanks for all the input

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