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First the popular 'Alarcon' plates. These plates really are ingenious, they not only reinforce the flimsy area around the sway bar mount, they also tie the double layer strut tower into the wheelhouse and all the way to the steering tunnel. If you look close you can see where I drilled holes and puddle welded through both layers of steel at all the panel joints, further tying all body panels together at the strut towers. I cut the center hole 1/2" larger in diameter than the SRP mount and carefully TIG welded around it. These plates look pretty simple, but took plenty of forming with hammers and a sand bag to fit the wheelhouse contours. One tip.....fit and weld the perimeters of the plate first, install the mounts and bend the base metal to square up the mounts and get the smoothest movement of the sway bar before welding around the mount. They don't bend too easily afterwards.
Could you expand a bit on the "Alarcon" plates? Where did you source them from?

Bill
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