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Fixed control arm and axle but something else is still bent

Went too fast thru a round about on wrt road and hit a curb, bending my lower control arm and pulling the axle. Happened on the front passenger side. I fixed both, but the wheel now sits in a positive camber angle and my steering wheel now straightens out at an angle towards the left. So the car isn't even in a condition to get an alignment. I figured maybe the strut was still bent, so I pulled one from a junkyard, slapped it on, and the wheel still sits crooked. My only other thought is that the subframe is bent but I'm hoping there's some other possibility which is why I'm posting here. It's an 05 civic lx, and it still drives fine, just as smooth as before, but obviously I can't get an alignment which is something I've been meaning to do for a while. Any help would be much appreciated.
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my front passanger wheel sits with negative camber and axle came out...
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Is there any visible damage to the strut tower?
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Is there any visible damage to the strut tower?
not from what I can tell, no.
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Re: Fixed control arm and axle but something else is still bent

Take to a shop for them to see what is bent.

Also, ball joint?
Knuckle is not likely, but....
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Take to a shop for them to see what is bent.

Also, ball joint?
Knuckle is not likely, but....
yeah I would think the knuckle would just break instead of bend. And I replaced the ball joint when I did the control arm and axle. I have a good relationship with the guys at my local shop, I took it to them initially to put the tires on the two new wheels I had to grab from the junkyard, (my passenger side wheels were bent to absolute ****. They put the one that actually HIT the curb on there wheel balancer to show me and said it was in the worst condition they've ever seen) and to hopefully align it. That's when they told me something else is bent and they can't align it. I have mean meaning to take it back so they can get some fresh pairs of eyes on it again but I've been busy so figured in the meantime I'd post on a forum.
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Re: Fixed control arm and axle but something else is still bent

hard to tell without seeing it...
steering rods are not likely to change camber, so not that either.
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hard to tell without seeing it...
steering rods are not likely to change camber, so not that either.
I could take pictures if you'd like although I feel they wouldn't do much justice anyway
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