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Hi Every1.
I have an odd question.
I have a 81 dodge p/u 1/2 ton.There a few major problems that i'm trying to figure out.
1: The stabilizer bar has a bend in it that is unusual. The eye pocket on the drivers side sits parallel with the torsion arm and connects correctly with the link bushing. However the passenger side is not even close to being parallel. It looks like a piece of licorice. its like it twisted one way and then the other. Warped is not even the right word for it.
2: The frame on the drivers side has a crack right dead center of where the engine sits. the crack extends almost half way down the frame rail.
Could this all be because this truck was in a accident, hit a curb or something. Or could it be because of its age?
If someone could help me figure out how to correct this problem this would be great.

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Pictures would be a big help.

A friend of mine has an 82 Dodge pickup, and I always thought that the stabilizer bar looked odd, so maybe it's normal.
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Unless you have a major frame rust problem like an El Camino, That truck was hit somehow. Going over a curb at the most will make the frame flex a little, but it wouldn't produce a crack that big. Yeah show some pics. That would help determine what needs to be done.
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