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    briwill70 Well-Known Member

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    Rebuilding the front end on my 65 Dart and noticed that the strut rods have a slight bend in them where they bolt on to the lower control arm. They both have this bend so is this normal?
     
  2. MoparMike1974

    MoparMike1974 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Its pretty common but should not be bent. Its actually kinda tough to find good straight originals. Spend some cash on a set of aftermarket ones.
     
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    brian6pac Well-Known Member

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    Someone jacked the car up on them,
     
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    Both of my strut rods were bent also.Almost identical bends on both sides.I have since replaced them with qa1 adjustables but always wondered how they got bent the same on both sides.
     
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    I've got a shelf full of spares...
     
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    It happens a lot. Get some good ones.
     
  7. Oldmanmopar

    Oldmanmopar Going left turning right FABO Gold Member

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    An old Tow truck sling before the wheel lifts. Or a it was hauled on a Rollback and was improperly tied down. The strut rod was perfect to put the hook over for many tow operators.
     
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    • Kendog 170

      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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      Stop jumping washed out bridges.
       
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      • Tooljunkie

        Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

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        Two post hoist. Them big rods look like a good place to lift a car, but really they aren’t.
        Have seen lots of damage from improper hoisting of cars.
         
      • briwill70

        briwill70 Well-Known Member

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        ok, thanks. I may just try to straighten them. I'm trying to get the car back on the road and the li$t keeps growing.
         
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        bent is bad , straight is good . Don't let ANYONE pull on them
         
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