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Old 07-12-2019, 11:09 PM   #1
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I canít fit this arm and bracket without force .Should this arm have an offset, it is reasonably straight
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:37 PM   #2
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Mine are fairly straight too, but at the top, about 2" from the end, there is a slight bend toward the outside of the car, but mine is an aftermarket frame.
Hard to tell in your pics. if yours is bent in the same area.
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Hi David
Thanks for replying ,When I got the car it had smaller screws where the arm joined the top frame .Its a pretty solid bracket and both sides are the same .
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I think Iíve found the problem,The arm is bent at the top hole .the weakest point,Thanks for your help.
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The arm that connects to the top and then to the large bracket that bolts to the side support has 2 bends in it. The one at the top end starts about 3 inches from the end. It is not a lot, but over the length of the arm it will pull the bottom closer to the support. The other end has a bend on it as well, it is not as much but just enough to rotate the angle of the lower bracket to bolt to the side. If you put a straight edge on the center of the arm you should see both.

Also the top end should have a rivet in it. The fact that it does not leads me to believe it is not OEM.

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Hi Mikey
Thanks for the information . I have reset the arms and they look good .Not sure about the rivet .The frame bracket is threaded to attach the arm .The bottom bracket is rivited

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Hole was oversized due to wear. Resized to 3/8 and counter bored
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