Sub-frame problem

Tiny
ADAM MARLETT
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 176,000 MILES
I want to change my front left control arm and I noticed the control arm has been rubbing on the aluminum sub-frame and it has almost wore through it. What can I do to fix it or is it not fixable? I do not want to put any money in it until I find out if I can fix it without changing the whole sub-frame. I want to give it to my daughter for her first car and I want it to be safe for her to drive. Please answer ASAP.
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 AT 10:06 AM

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Tiny
KEN L
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It looks like you should be able to remove the arm and have a welder make up a small plate and weld it to the top of the sub frame then just use a longer bolt.

Please send pictures of the repair once it is complete. :)

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, August 21st, 2017 AT 3:53 PM

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