|A small piece of metal still needing to be trimmed is seen at the forward|
edge of the plates
With the extra metal removed and ground smooth, I welded the side piece of the factory rail back on to the frame rail box at the original seam then ground smooth again.
The Total Cost Involved front suspension kit comes with chunky frame rail reinforcement plates. I can now install these. They line up with old steering hardware holes in the existing frame rail and are bolted together using supplied bolts before welding.