Post by cheezwhiz31 on Feb 27, 2014 10:23:40 GMT -5
Has anyone attempted to build a bolt on/off brace for a rear-end for the shows that allow braces and don't? Was thinking it would have to numerous brackets on the rear end to bolt to, to do any good. If it only bolted on the out sides too much distance for the center to bow. Ya/No? also maybe just a 1 inch thick plate countour to the rear-end with holes in it with a couple c brackets on the rear end to bolt it though. Also think any promotors would or should have an issue with some brackets on a rear when you are not allowed a brace? just a thought.
Otherwise is it considered not braced if you have a back brace welded on with the removeable access to pumpkin removed or are the tubes still considered to be braced?
Post by 513monster on Feb 27, 2014 13:35:41 GMT -5
I would think you could build one in 3 pieces...1 entire angled section(like some of the current ones are, to cover the stump) for the back-brace, and 1 for each axle on either side of the stump. You may be able to use a thick C channel on the inside with heavy, gusseted eyelets welded on that would bolt to the rear section. The biggest problem I see at this point, is that if the structure is loose it could bounce around and cause some problems..so it would have to be relatively tight fitting. The back-brace would obviously be the hardest to built, but i think honestly once you have a design down they would work pretty well.
I also had an idea for bolt on hump plates(basically a contouring plate that U bolts around the hump), but most places wouldn't allow it because of the thickness of steel it would have to be(thickness so it doesnt bend..because why buy something to bolt on if you cant reuse it). It may sound a little ridiculous, but with the right design i could see it working..
Last Edit: Feb 27, 2014 13:36:06 GMT -5 by 513monster
It looks to me like the braces are welded to the tubes on either side and then it has a removable center section. Mine is similar that I got from Andy Hanson. I drilled holes and welded nuts inside the tube braces to make the center part a bolt on component.