Re: rear suspension
Glad no big damage. Sure you will fix it up.
I have used channel shaped 7/32" thick weldable steel stock I got a the hardware store to first weld it to the frame tubing. The edges of the channel metal, fits almost 180 degrees from one edge on the tube to the other edge of the tube on my bikes frame.
Then I can weld to and bolt to that for other bosses, brackets and the like.
On the 2 flat sides and especially on the 1 larger area flat of the channel stock that once welded to the bikes round tube, I can then weld square hollow stock that is very strong.
Just an idea. Gussets for sure helps.
I was once told to not weld to the top or bottom of the tubes, but the sides. The reason was that the frame should be left to flex this minute amount on that axis, so weld to the sides of the tubes was how I came up thinking to use this channel stock. Some how though I think my engine platform alone and gussets make it more rigid anyway. One thing it does is spread out the weight to avoid cracking the frame, which for my off roading I've pushed it I know.
Last edited by MEASURE TWICE; 10-25-2015 at 03:30 AM.