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Old 03-15-2003, 04:14 PM
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I have a "38 Ford with 4" dropped axle and reverse eye spring for a 5" dropped. Now the pitman arm is too close to the ground. Can I bend it up? Someone said an arm from a '36 would work because it's shorter. Any Ideas?

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yes you can bend it up,in the old days we would heat it up till red then bend, then let it cool real slow,
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What Bob said. Forged suspension parts like steering arms can safely be heated red and bent then cooled VERY slowly. For sure, don't quench in water and don't even blow air over it.
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If you have lowered the front that much, chances are thet the geometry is incorrect on that car. Generally the tie rods and center link should be paralell to each other and the ground. You should make the adjustments to keep that correct, not just the ground clearance.
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