The welder arrived and got started. Little were we to know that 10000 (yes 10,000 but I can't believe it) hippie-druggie-losers were wrapping up this summer's Shambala lalalala = waste of a weekend music mountain bush party that is an attempt of another Woodstock. This great fest took place to the west, on the other side of Kootenay Summit. My welder is a volunteer fireman. He was called out to 7 roll-overs, head-ons and single car totals. Would you believe that most were drugged up losers? Two accidents with fatalities.
Needless to say the work went slow. As soon as he returned he was called out again. We packed it in after he return at 7:00 PM from an ambulance rollover. The hospital is now overwhelmed, the ambulances out of supplies and their crews exhausted.
Here is what we got done. Tons of pre-heat to 350 to 450 degree F. The 1 x 1/8th bar is maintaining the bracket spacing.
I may join the upper mount and right lower bracket with a piece of 1 x 1/8th bar. Just for piece of mind. This will reinforce the lower bracket and also forces going constantly through the shock mount.
It is difficult to tell but we raised the passenger side coil and shock mount 3/8 inches to equal the driver side height that sits over the old spring perch. I used two strips of 1 x 1/8th bar under each side of the mount and weld/filled the voids. It will never move.
Everything clears with the breather.
The top mount got pre-heat and 3 passes to each side.