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loganzillmer Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:22 am

Hey all. I am getting my front beam prepared to go back under the car, and I wanted to see if you all think this bracket needs to be replaced. There is a dent in it and in the rubber collar and it shows in the beam slightly. Will this effect the way that it drives or will it be fine?



andybla Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:58 am

maybe you could put it between a bench vise with a wooden block to straighten it a bit?

Bobnotch Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:00 pm

andybla wrote: maybe you could put it between a bench vise with a wooden block to straighten it a bit?

I was thinking along the same lines. Maybe hitting it with a hammer to push the dent out.

It won't affect how it drives, as the beam gets a rubber bushing all around the beam itself, and gets trapped in place by the rear part (welded to the pan) and those are just beam clamp outers (can float a little).

nitrodub Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:58 pm

I have a few of these clamps in good shape if you need some. 35$ shipped for a pair



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