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    74 360 dart sport Well-Known Member

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    Hi I hope @Jim Lusk sees my pictures I am rebuilding my LCAS In the 1 picture I have the level so you can see the unevenness and in the other other I have the level down towards the bumper plate I am wondering if the 1 side is bigger in diameter or is this thing bad thanks Tom

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  2. RustyRatRod

    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    If you want a particular member for any reason, here's how you tag them. @Jim Lusk
    Doing that sends them a message so they know to look on this thread.
     
  3. Kern Dog

    Kern Dog I like girls that wiggle

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    That control arm is bent. In some cases, you can bend them back in a press but since these are not that hard to find, I'd look to use a different one.
     
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    • hemi71x

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      Well, i'm not Jim Lusk, who i do know, but another Jim, Jim Valuckas.
      I personally have never seen a side of an LCA, with that big of a larger diameter than the other side.
      But that side is most likely a bit bigger.
      I wouldn't worry about it at all.
      I think it's just the way that one was stamped out, back in the day, at whatever manufacturing factory did the work.

      I currently have a pair of LCA's for sale in the for sale section on this forum.
      Look at them for picture reference.
       
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      • 72bluNblu

        72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        The diameter is not the same on both sides. You can just measure it, which will tell you it can’t be “level” all the way around. The halves of the LCA are not mirror images of each other. That LCA is spread apart pretty far, but it can be sorted out if you box it.

        When I do stock LCA’s I add the boxing plates to the bottom of the LCA but I also add a strap to keep the end from spreading apart like that.

        You can see, especially in the bottom picture, that the strap isn’t “level”.

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        • 74 360 dart sport

          74 360 dart sport Well-Known Member

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          Those look just like mine the set you have for sale
           
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          Looks normal to me........
           
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          • 74 360 dart sport

            74 360 dart sport Well-Known Member

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            Thank you everyone for the responses I will be boxing them up
             
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              Look at the from top view.

              The one of the left is bent at the lower ball joint cast iron forging area

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              You've got some pretty good answers already. Best is to replace the arm. The sway bar tab can be cut off and moved to another arm.
               
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              • Kern Dog

                Kern Dog I like girls that wiggle

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                Apparently I was mistaken. I was out working on the front suspension and steering from my '70 Charger. The halves are offset slightly.
                Sorry for the wrong info.
                 
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