any one have a lower control arm frame brakcet start ripping

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got a g body with the pass side lower control arm brakcet begining to rip off the frame any one ever fix this and how did they do it???
 

Supe

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Bend it back to where it needs to be and weld it back. Either cut a bracket to reinforce the backside of the mount, or run a tubular crossmember across the back with two pieces of tubing that branch off and run to the backside of the mounts. A lot of guys go the crossmember route and incorporate a rear driveshaft loop while they're at it.
 

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Plenty of cut to fit ones out there. Comp Engineering, ART, etc all probably have them.
 
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yea i was gonna heat it up and pull it back in to spot and plate it then runa crossmember to tie it into just wonder what every one else was doing.
 

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I did this BEFORE i started ripping mine off but the fix could work for you.







 

red barn

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Mine wasn't ripping from the frame, but here is how i braced it

 

red barn

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The edelbrock tube just braces the LCA mount from pushing out and ties into the upper mount.

The other tube.......
well.....
it is a low buck anti-roll consisting of a ladder bar crossmember welded through the lower control arms. real low tech and I am sure it sees a tremendous amount of force. It was meant to be temporary but it is still in the car
 

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10.5 terror said:
what size box is that ?
2 X 2
I made a cardboard template then traced it onto the box tubing and used a small air die grinder to fine tune the fit until it fit the way I wanted it.
 
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red barn said:
The edelbrock tube just braces the LCA mount from pushing out and ties into the upper mount.

The other tube.......
well.....
it is a low buck anti-roll consisting of a ladder bar crossmember welded through the lower control arms. real low tech and I am sure it sees a tremendous amount of force. It was meant to be temporary but it is still in the car

thats what i thought it was ..loll does it leave straight..
 

red barn

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Car leaves nice and straight. I am running 10.50's NA with that set-up but the plan is to install a true anti-roll over the winter