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Because the bracket wasn't bolted to an existing Vega mount, a large section was unsupported below the framerail. Side steer puts some stress on the frame, so Steve knew it would be a good idea to reinforce the steering bracket with some custom gussets. On Joe's sedan, the front crossmember has been welded and the 'rails were boxed to help prevent any potential flex from the steering. The gussets were a way to add a little more strength and also dress things up a bit. A piece of scrap cardboard was used as a pattern.