[Spridgets] Spring box base plate
oldsaabguy at comcast.net
Sat Jun 27 13:03:01 MDT 2009
Ok, for a Bugeye, the spring bolts through the bottom of this plate
right? How is the baseplate attached enough to hold the spring?
On Jun 26, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Michael Rowe wrote:
> All right all you nay sayers. I cleaned out some panel sealer and
> found one side of one BE spring base plate over what appears to be
> the original floor pan, all unmolested.
> It was not welded.
> There is a small tack weld to the corner of the radius arm bracket
> only that may or may not have been original. I don't think they are
> supposed to be completely welded, maybe not welded at all.
> That said, when the sides of the spring box are gone, the only
> repair short of complete replacement is to span what is left of the
> vertical parts with a thick plate and weld to it, which is what my
> PO had done.
> Michael Rowe
> '74 Midget
> '60 Sprite kit
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