I managed to literally snap this metal piece in half I have as part of the custom bracket design I have for my bike..I'm gonna try the local car repair shop and see if they can do anything but I have my doubts. I want to explore all and any options to so I'll try chris hill as he may or may not be able to..
It's just a small piece of metal with holes for the bolts. It's 12cm long by 2.5cm wide. Has the thickness of a memory card.
Here are some pic of the metal piece.
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