The Reason the Steering Failed

Well, I was curious as to why the steering failed and assuming the cracks that I had found in the replacements to be the cause I was less than surprised given the condition of everything else to find this.

The steering arm has clearly snapped previously and has been poorly welded with seemingly very little penetration. All that I had to do to show this was to sandblast the paint off and this is what was revealed. Big thanks to whoever did this in the past.