The pieces started out like this. The lower part of the license plate is not cut off; it slips into a slot cut into the spreader bar.

32 Update: Rear License Plate Frame Revision 1

You may remember the first version of the license plate frame was a Bob Drake stamped stainless piece that I sliced and welded to the spreader bar. If you don’t remember, re-read that first sentence, omitting the first three words. Here’s a pic:

After some reflection, a shortened “OUR WORK” could have become a shortened “OUR WRECK”.

Somewhere between Syracuse and home, and then again somewhere between home and Louisville, the turbulence at the back of the car was working the frame and breaking the weld. It was a challenge to weld the thin frame to the heavier wall spreader bar, and every time it broke off, I had to clean and re-weld it where it had already been heated. Suffice to say, I was ready for a revision.

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