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    Posted: Aug/13/2017 at 1:05am
I bought this upper control arm at one of the AMC swap meets, and didn't notice until I went to install bushings in it today that a previous owner had cut into it when removing the old bushings.

Is it ok to use, or maybe have welded, or does it need to go in the trash?

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Cameron, I wouldn't use that the way it is.....weld it up and then rebush it, then I would use it.
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Throw it away...They are plentiful and cheap...If you fix it you will always wonder and have doubt about it....replacement makes for inexpensive peace of mind....Bob in Alabama
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Ok, thanks guys. I do have extras-- the two that are on the car now-- but I was happy not to have to remove the old bushings, which is the only part of this job I truly dislike. I've gotten really good at installing bushings now just using a long bolt and some sockets. I wish I could remove the old ones that easily!
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Originally posted by 401MATCOUPE 401MATCOUPE wrote:

Cameron, I wouldn't use that the way it is.....weld it up and then rebush it, then I would use it.

X2. Thumbs Up  That's easy to do (if you have a welder) and it saves otherwise good part. I've seen a lot worse get fixed and they're still on the road.

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Originally posted by Mopar_guy Mopar_guy wrote:



X2. Thumbs Up  That's easy to do (if you have a welder) and it saves otherwise good part. I've seen a lot worse get fixed and they're still on the road.


I am surprised at you... Here I was expecting the words, weld in new cups and run bearings!

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I would weld it and use it.That is much better than the ones around here that no longer exist or are eaten in half by road salt.
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