Eric holds the bolt steady today while Dale tightens the inside left rear brace.
These photographs are from the Saturday, March 25, 2006 workday:
To weld the two rods, Dale slowly adds metal to the gap. He says that it makes a much stronger connection. If you weld flat pieces end-to-end, the end result is a very weak connection.
The right-front brace, primed and ready to paint. This is one of the original braces.
Dale shapes the hole that will accept the iron rod.