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Old 04-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #61
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:48 PM   #62
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thats what i was thinking, i bet you could put an older style reservoir on for no trouble at all
The cap is the main issue, i looked at it today some when I was over @ andrews..
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Well, here was my solution. See this end?


Cut it off like so


Get some 1" square steel ~ 40" long and cut some slits into the ends


Cut a 1/2" deep portion out of the steel to straddle the brake fluid resevoir.


Use some thick steel bar (1/4" or more) cut to fit inside the cutout to strengthen it a bit


Drill some holes in the steel bar to make spot welds to hold the insert


Insert the reiforcement piece into the bar


Spot weld the holes, weld the length of the cutout and weld the ends to the bar.

Here is the fabbed strut tower bar






Caddy strut tower brace- $30
Steel tube- $10
$40 is not bad for a little project. Sure, for a few more bones I could have bought a GXP brace, but where'* the fun in that? Now I just need to paint it up and call it completed.
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I question the depth of the brackets inside the tube being able to support and withstand the torsional load. Ditto on the cutout around the MC reservior.

Round tube would have been a better choice structurally, with the brackets inserted deeper into SLOTS cut, then welded in the ends. But there'* just no way around the MC without harming the load capacity of the bar.

You may see an improvement, but flex of the bar will prevent you from seeing the whole benefit possible.
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