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      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?

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      Walt Gifford

      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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