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I just replaced my shock towers and before re-installing the suspension I want to reinforce them on the inside where they attach to the frame rail. Can anyone figure out the correct way to install the reinforcement piece?

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Is the metal bent on 90degree angle and welded or does it sit on an angle?
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The reinforcement that I've seen is shaped to fit the contours of the tower at a 45* angle. I've also seen rectangular peices welded to the flat area in the middle and to the frame rail only. I have seen (but I can't remember where) triangular peices welded in the corner created by the frame rail/shock tower/inner fender on the engine side. I'll probably be adding these as well as the pieces you are asking about.
 

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"The reinforcement that I've seen is shaped to fit the contours of the tower at a 45* angle"
45*? So there would be space left in behind the piece? I'm confused - unless you meant 90*.
 

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Does this help?

http://www.tucsonpony.com/trbeng1.jpg
 

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Do you have a pic of inside the tower? Thanks
 

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No, sorry, I didn't have to replace the shock towers. I just had the Dr. Gas support kit welded on and then spent about three months grinding, filling, sanding, smoothing, etc., to blend the pieces in.
 
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