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    Super Member tcreeley's Avatar
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    Default bent lower link lift arm

    The TC30 lower left link lift arm was bent - quite a bit on one side. I looked it up and NH had it for 160 or so and TSI for 30-40 for a generic Ford arm. I tried straightening it with the bucket and lifting front end up off the ground. That didn't work. So I overhung the ends on 2x4's and hit the bend with an 8lb sledge hammer. That was a bit slow but did the job. Saw sparks maybe 2-3x. Put it back on - looks good. Of course it is a bit weaker now - but not a big concern.
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    Epic Contributor Soundguy's Avatar
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    Default Re: bent lower link lift arm

    can always buzz a piece of angle on it.. that's practically a 'band-aid' for a ford..

    soundguy

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    Default Re: bent lower link lift arm

    My though the same Soundguy. The lower arm needs a piece of permanent splint welded on or it will bend again there. The fix is simple if the op has access to scrap pieces, a port-a-band, a welder and 1/2 hr time.

    JC,
    Last edited by JC-jetro; 06-11-2011 at 08:48 PM.
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