Lock the welder

Dragster fork brace

I am making a fork brace for Marks dragster. It is going to bolt up to a brake bracket he already has. Here is the template I made for the more complicated side.

Here is the plate aluminum I am starting with. I transferred all the holes thru the template, and drilled them all out. I do this first because it is much easier to hold this big plate under the drill press than some tiny delicate part.

Fast forward a few hours and I have them cut out.

Here she is all assembled, polished, and then scotch brited. The brake bracket is just below the frame of the picture (oops).

I had to clearance around the fork seal area. This fork is super narrow, so to fit it all in there was a challenge. This brace should significantly improve the rigidity of this front end.