So upon closer inspection of my front subframe, I discovered that it's bent. The front suspension arms are a little tweaked too. There must be a Hazzard County in Arizona I guess, because this car has some frequent flier miles. Luckily a call to local 2002 guy kcdonahue yielded a whole new subframe and arms. They weren't pretty though.
Now I have a beautiful but bent Arizona sub and a rusty but straight New England piece. At this point my boss told me about All Strip LLC in Edgewood, MD. They did a great job on the parts.
The black POR-15 is drying as I write this.