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Old 01-16-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of someone making their own rear lower control arms? Im a expert welder and have access to any tool ever needed to insure proper fit, I know I can but them for 100 bucks but I think it would look cooler made out of some 316 SS with nice tig welds, idk to me it sounds cool and simple, what are your thoughts
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Do it

Hand made all the way! IMO hand done is the best way to make a car your own, it perfectly personalizes to your desires and dreams.
Just be sure it meets all that safety crap, and always have spare backup parts in case anything goes wrong and you need to be on the go.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #4
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Once there made nothing will go wrong besides fit but I'm going be checking Craiglist and the forums to see if I can buy somebody's old stock ones so I can make a fixture to ensure it holds the dimensions

Here's one of my fillet welds for a bracket on some pressure vessel, this is 308 SS but it looks the same a 316SS
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Once there made nothing will go wrong besides fit but I'm going be checking Craiglist and the forums to see if I can buy somebody's old stock ones so I can make a fixture to ensure it holds the dimensions

Here's one of my fillet welds for a bracket on some pressure vessel, this is 308 SS but it looks the same a 316SS
Nice weld! What year is your car? I've got an 07 gt/CS that I'm going to replace LCA hopefully this weekend. I need to get new bolts ( seems to be recommended). Where are you located?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #6
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Nice welds man. I tried hundreds of times to make welds like that in metal shop last year. I guess it just wasn't for me. But anyway, I say go for it man. It would be really cool to be able to say that u built your own parts.
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Nice weld! What year is your car? I've got an 07 gt/CS that I'm going to replace LCA hopefully this weekend. I need to get new bolts ( seems to be recommended). Where are you located?
I'm in Joliet IL and its an 07 GT, I have checked to see where from but it would be awesome to take a veneer to those aftermarkets to get all the proper sizes and bores

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Old 01-16-2012, 11:44 PM   #8
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Nice welds man. I tried hundreds of times to make welds like that in metal shop last year. I guess it just wasn't for me. But anyway, I say go for it man. It would be really cool to be able to say that u built your own parts.
I was pretty good at stick welding in high school but that's all they taught us, I was naturally good and tig and mig welding only have been welding for almost to years now haha here's some stuff I welded for a national lab and for caterpillar
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I was pretty good at stick welding in high school but that's all they taught us, I was naturally good and tig and mig welding only have been welding for almost to years now haha here's some stuff I welded for a national lab and for caterpillar
Haha damn !
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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Homemade is always better honesty seems like homemade always last longer than most of the things in stores now a days!! I say do it!
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:40 AM   #11
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I'll throw you my stock ones if you build me some too!!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:15 AM   #12
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I'll throw you my stock ones if you build me some too!!
Ya we can work out something, the shop I work at has 10 different CNC machines, and if we weren't so busy I would have them made out of a solid block of aluminum haha
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Isn't that how they are supposed to be made?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:05 AM   #14
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the UPR is made like that, thats why its 230+ dollars, but others are just a pipe welded on both sides

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Old 01-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #15
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I got my lower control arms installed this weekend. Huge difference. If you want the old ones for templates, you can have them. Just PM me and I can ship them.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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I got my lower control arms installed this weekend. Huge difference. If you want the old ones for templates, you can have them. Just PM me and I can ship them.
I really do want them but idk if I'll have the time at work now, one of are main customers just doubled the orders for this year, how much do you think it would be to ship em? And are they steel? Cause maybe I can just reinforce them
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