Originally Posted by chmo
are you going to seam weld at those bend lines?
great stuff! really thinking about modified shock mounts for my toy ... such clean work at the frame might actually pass the tests here (hopefully)
Yep - that's the idea. Will be tacked in place so it doesn't warp in the heat as you seam weld it. Having it cut out that way means that it can be bent into shape and know it's all aligned before you start welding
Having 9 individual cut pieces and trying to assemble it into that rear trackbar piece would be a nightmare
The goal is that if it looks clean it should pass - but if they do fail it and it goes to a higher level and someone technical has to look at it - there's absolutely no reason for them to find fault with it all.
That's the only way I'd be satisfied with it too
If there wasn't so much poor quality work on cars here - we wouldn't have such silly blanket rules. Kinda blazing a trail by trying to raise the bar
That said - keeping the standard shock mounts was the appeal of the 6-pak shocks (although the lower rear axle ones get replaced)