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Hello: Just want to get some opinion on how owners fixed this.

Being a snow belt car, the bracket or the towers where the front sway bar mounting clamps is attached rusted out and needs to be replaced. It seems to be welded piece.

I am thinking of having a body shop weld new metal over it like a body cladding. Then just drill new holes where I can bolt the sway bar clamps with SAE 5 grade bolts. I will use new bushings and clamps.

Any other ideas, I would love to hear. thanks
 

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Also if you add metal where the mount is now then the position of the sway bar is going to change which might adversely effect your steering.
 

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Took the car to a welding shop specializing in truck body & frame repairs. Showed the rusted sway bar mounts, they seem to understand what the job is, rebuild both driver and passenger side sway bar mounts.

I was told it will take a whole day to work on it, make a template to build from using the side that is in better shape as the pattern.

Thanks for the caution about potential steering concerns, I will bring it up to them to make sure they duplicate as close to the geometry and placement of the mounting plane.
 
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