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Default Billet Aluminum Control Arm Pickup

Picked up some jewelry for the front end of the Tacoma this week. In the near future after the engine swap is done I want to build some lower control arms that will be equally as pretty... but made of some super strong steel of course. Here are some random pics I took on our little road trip down to L.A. and back.

Watching out for DDT spraying low flying planes on the I-5.




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A picture of the goods. We had to stop by the maker of these billet control arms in order to pick up some miscellaneous hardware for mounting to my truck. I can't wait to put these on.



And some v-bands for my exhuast when the time comes to fab that up.


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Tom - not navigating but conducting business on the way up and down.


Checking out an awesome Penhall Fabrication VW. What a swEEt looking and performing race car. Bram is super lucky to have that machine in his garage!

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Just a neat shot of the gut of the rear end.

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I scored a set of spindle adapters from our buddies over at Icon Vehicle Dynamics. Check these babies out. They were so kind as to hook me up with all the hardware I will need to throw these things on the front of my Tacoma finally.

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And one more thing and this has to do with buying used parts. I got a great deal on these UCA's no doubt but being bare arms they needed all the mounting hardware. When I picked them up I could check that all the heims were in good shape that mount to the shock buckets but the larger balls that attach to the spindle would not move so easily. One of them checked out to be fine once I put some leverage to it and a little lubricant but the other was marred up around once edge which kept the ball from articulating. I'm pretty sure this was the result of not using limiting straps to keep the arms from falling so low that the spindle would hit.

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So today I threw them in a vice and prepped the Dremel tool with a thin cutting blade. This only took a minute to remove the deformed material and allow the heim to move. The ball proved to be tight fitting and in great shape so I'm back in business. Problem solved.



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