Originally Posted by Robby
If there is multiple planes of weld, like in corners, by leaving a little gap on the gusset corner (particularly if it's a wrap around gusset), when one weld cools, it's less likely to form a crack in the corner! Maybe good accidental engineering?!
Thanks.. the rear gusset corners, weren't accidental but, lazy engineering. I could not be bothered to grind down the steel to fit nicely into the corners. I was more, if I make a space in the corner, I dont have to spend more time fabing up the corner to fit.