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Is this bent?

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#1 88HatchMonster


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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:06 AM

OK, dumb question, is the mustache bar off my hatch supposed to look like this? I'm assuming it's intentionally offset like that on the left side in the picture. I just wanted to make sure because I'm going to make a new one out of square tubing and I'm going to use this one as a template.
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#2 subiemech85



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:18 AM

I would call that a mild frist stage of bending :lol:
I've got worse :lol:

#3 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:21 AM

Yeah, thats bent. Not badly though, ive got worse as well. That thing is definatly a weakspot when it comes to off-roading. You can reinforce them pretty easily, no need to fabricate a new one.


#4 dave valiant

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:50 AM

When you re-enforce a moustache bar do you just weld gussets on? Just curious for future reference.

#5 88HatchMonster


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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:13 PM

So it's just supposed to be straight all the way across?
I've seen some of the reinforcement techniques and they look nice and strong, but I like building things and I want to make one that does away with the need for lifting blocks on the hanger a la "subarubrat" or "hassey" since mine is lifted.
Thanks for the advice!

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