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The sheet metal just above the lower control arm is rotted out. What do they call this section of the car.

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Hi I am Vortash you didnt say where above the control arm front or back and as control arm I am figuring you mean the steering arm ok well the area above the steering rack is the bulk head or body shell .. above the ends of the track rods is the chasis or wheel arches depending on its position .. if this rot is behind the steering rack then it needs seeing to pronto as if it disintegrates then the rack will come free and so will the steering and you will have no control ?. I am guessing you are in the States and I am afraid I dont know the criteria there for Vehicle safety legally .
But here in the UK should a Police Officer find a vehicle with that type of fault on the road it would be confiscated and crushed .. so you need to get it welded soon .. Hope this is of help Regards Vortash

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