I met the welder while i was flying my rc plane one day, he said he was ex-ray qualified, we discussed the job he said easy, so i cut and jigged it,'' no worries''.
He calls me and i picked it up, here's i pic. : |
My first thought was im glad i chose the least structural area to cut/weld.
The bottom weld is a 3mm tubed brace [ original ] that was cut and widened with tubing, it will get a 316 m8 bolt.
The top same, cut and widened also 316 m8 bolt. have now epoxied the outer for cosmetic. It should be fine
My lesson to share here guys, check out the dudes welding first.
dogman wrote:Another option, is have that welder make you a steel swingarm, at 150mm. This has advantages, like lengthening it a few inches, and including a bomb proof dropout that pinches the axle.
Go for that, if your weld breaks.
Definitely, im on my bolt on clamping drop out's now.