Going Back to Lever-arm dampers

Painted and ready to fit ... then I discovered they were too short!

Found a pair of old front suspension bottom trunnion bolts and spacers which are the perfect size to extend the drop links. Hunt's Eighth Rule: "If you haven't found a use for something yet you haven't kept it long enough":

No going back now:

Ready for welding (in a straight line!), showing how the spacer can be used to sleeve both welds for additional strength:

Detail of cut and shaped ends to be filled with weld:

Welded and flattened ready for repainting:

Ready to fit, I decided to rely on my welding for a neater result. However shortly after fitting one of the welds did break, so I did fit a sleeve when repairing that. The other unsleeved one has been fine ... so far: