- Dec 31, 2020
- Atlanta, GA
- My XLR/V(s)
- 2005 XLR Xenon Blue, I call "Blue Thunder."
So been working on stainless steel crash loops since February. I figured out how to form them using the existing crash loop. Thought it would be hella easy to find someone to do the welding, grinding and/or polishing. Not so. Gave it to a so-called restoration expert and he hacked up the welds on one, didn't even attempt to do the second and threw it back at me. I cleaned up his welds and figured, "I can do this." So bought the MIG welding equipment, a bottle for gas and went to Youtube University. Of course, my initial welds where crap, so I cut it apart and started over. Better tacks, better technique, blended and polished. the result is what you see in the pic. Looking for another polishing process. I just wanted to get them on the car to see what they looked like.