IF you look at the left side and compare it to the right side, you should be able to determine for yourself what is bent.
The weaker link here are the two arms that go from the knuckle to the center of the body by the description you gave.
You'll need more than a drill, but I am still not confident in brakes plus opinion.
Post pics if you like.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 5:27 AM