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Old 08-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #11
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That's a lot of damage.

Originally Posted by itsatdm
That is the left mounting flange, the right flange is welded on the right side of the frame visible in the pic. The tube the left flange is welded to is a frame crossmember. The silver cylinder object to the left of the left flange is threaded and serves a nut for the bolt that holds it together.
A bent bolt is fixable, but in this case, it appears that after it bent, the left flange took more force that it was designed for and bent the crossmember. From the pictures it looks like the way the flange is cantilevered rearward, it acted as a lever twisting and bending the crossmount.
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