I had a weld fail on a stock side bar support on my antique Arrow AX-8 this past weekend. I’d really like to fit a set of one piece, weld-free bars and new side pods to my chassis–if it can be done while using the stock mounts on my chassis. Anyone happen to have done this?
If the mounting tubes are flat it would be fairly easy to retro fit a generic set of flat side bars. You will probably have to do some chop cut reweld to the new side rails but you’ll be working in 2 dimensions. If one or both of the mounting tubes angle up it will be near impossible to bend someone elses side bars to fit. In that case I would cut them off the frame and re-weld them flat to match up to something that’s commonly available.
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