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Hi my fellow Oregonian. Have you considered a clear ceramic tint on your windshield? I highly recommend Highline Customs near Columbia on Science Park Drive.
Finally got some uninterrupted free time to start making things for the Blue Lady.

First up a Front Strut Tower Brace. Had a free day last Tuesday thanks to the Hurricane and did my initial CAD drawing for the brace. Got parts ordered and drawings ready. Today I made my first prototype based on my drawings; first one didn't quite clear my CAI. Probably would have been fine if it was stock, so made a few adjustments.

I'm happy with my results but will make a small change for the set I'm sending to powder coating. Bracket material is 3/16" A656 GR 80, preheated and post heated for welding. Bar is 1" Dia, 1/4" wall 6061-T6. Heims are 5/8" -18 with 5/8 shoulder bolts.

Definitely made a difference as I get a bit more steering/road feedback.

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I like they way you mount this vs the redneck version which seems to me to be too light.
I think at this point the M8 bolts that hold the bracket to the shock tower are the weakest link and those are grade 10 bolts. The other key is being able to pre load everything.
 

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What I don't like is the redneck spacer and the way the load is cantilevered. You have it right.
 
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I would absolutely be interested in purchasing one of these as well! Really clean work
 

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No issues with brake fluid fill. Let me get the final revision of my brackets made and I'll get a cost together on what these would run
What are the benefits of a strut tower brace?
 

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Finally got some uninterrupted free time to start making things for the Blue Lady.

First up a Front Strut Tower Brace. Had a free day last Tuesday thanks to the Hurricane and did my initial CAD drawing for the brace. Got parts ordered and drawings ready. Today I made my first prototype based on my drawings; first one didn't quite clear my CAI. Probably would have been fine if it was stock, so made a few adjustments.

I'm happy with my results but will make a small change for the set I'm sending to powder coating. Bracket material is 3/16" A656 GR 80, preheated and post heated for welding. Bar is 1" Dia, 1/4" wall 6061-T6. Heims are 5/8" -18 with 5/8 shoulder bolts.

Definitely made a difference as I get a bit more steering/road feedback.

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Nice work. I particularly like the Maverick stamped into the bracket upright.
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