Didn't start with the beer until later. The bolt was too long to remove despite any efforts. I was selling this axle anyway to make room for a new axle. The guy that bought it is using it to replace an axle bent in a wreck so I just left the control arm attached. I was replacing the control arms so I didn't need it.
The only way this could have been done at the factory would be for the bracket and control arm to be already bolted together, the bracket welded to the tube, and then the axle was installed under the frame on the assembly line.
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