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« on: July 02, 2017, 03:43:11 AM »

Sorry if I missed this in my search before asking.
Has anyone seen shock towers welded like this before?
Or do you guys think someone did it after production?
I sand blasted and primed it years ago.
This is car number 1236 a GT350.



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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 05:39:48 AM »

yep 212 is welded

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 07:22:30 AM »

Mine also looks like this. #1107. I guess they were teaching welding on the job back then or something to the effect? Factory welding isn't pretty for sure. Even I can weld better than that? I thought Bob Gaines remark about authenticating factory welding by grading it as amateurish looking, or maybe de-grading it, was very prophetic and self explanatory?

In other words, if it looks too good, it ain't original.

It isn't limited to just Metuchin. San Jose's is even worse.

But what you (we) have isn't bad, the KR reinforcing in my opinion is even worse. I wouldn't be surprised if there were a bunch of KR's that those pieces just fell off of in normal everyday use back then?

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 01:21:04 PM »

Thanks for the responses. So the poor welding and lack of squaring up the roll bar is a good thing? LOL

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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 01:34:17 PM »

Thanks for the responses. So the poor welding and lack of squaring up the roll bar is a good thing? LOL
It depends on your perspective whether you are more concerned about original details or superior workmanship. Wink

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