RE: [DML] Upgraded lower oe control arms
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RE: [DML] Upgraded lower oe control arms



I add a plate to the underside to strengthen, bead blast and repaint with
POR15, press in a new ball joint with retainer for $125.00 exchange.
John Hervey
Delorean Auto Parts

I also have a pair of original ones that were beefed up by the factory with
almost a complete plate underneath the front or nose part. I may start doing
that.

    



-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Jason Ferrara
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:09 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Upgraded Front Suspension

On 10/27/2011 08:49 AM, content22207 wrote:
> Actually the ball joint end can snap off. Byrne has pictures of such on
his website, and it happened to a European owner shortly before the old
DMCTalk.com site went down.
>
> OEM arms are also easily bent. They are only made of 16 gauge sheet metal.
>
> And of course they rust every bit as badly as a fender or quarter panel
(they are made of the same stuff).

This happened to me not too long ago.... 
http://www.discordia.org/~jason/lowercontrolarm.jpg 
<http://www.discordia.org/%7Ejason/lowercontrolarm.jpg>

I didn't hit anything. Just all of the sudden the steering started to 
feel funny.

About six months before that I had the lower control arms off to replace 
the bushing and was thinking of sanding and repainting them. But when I 
cleaned them up they looked to be in good shape so I didn't bother. 
Oops. Now I'm using stainless steel ones.





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