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What's the best way to repair control arm hole in sub-frame

I'm looking for some ideas on how to repair this wobbled out hole in my sub-frame that holds the right lower control arm. I was thinking of welding a washer over the hole but thought someone might have a better way. Thanks
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 10, 04:05 PM
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Re: What's the best way to repair control arm hole in sub-frame

This is common...
I wouldnt trust washers. Couple 3 or 5mm plates instead welded in place...can weld over or cut the hole back to good steel then but weld in place and dress up so looks orginal.

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Re: What's the best way to repair control arm hole in sub-frame

Maybe weld up the oblong section then file till back to original shape. Maybe get a copper piece in there somehow to keep the backside flat and fill with weld??? The copper should give you a nonstick backstop.

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Re: What's the best way to repair control arm hole in sub-frame

I welded the worn area and reshaped the hole with dremmel tool grinder
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