Yo, Horizen & Botbasher!
Lemme see, I know it's actually Marcus... Bot, are you Ken? I fergit... Anyway....
The pic is kind of misleading, in that it doesn't show the cross bracing that's going to go between the two lower "arms" that you see in the pic, and my text doesn't say that we're gonna do that. There will be at least two cross bars, one straight across, one diagonal, and some gussets. It's not gonna stay two un-connected arms as shown. It'll be more like Maxlessca's lower control arms, or the ones Factory Five uses on their Cobra. Not an "A" arm, more like an "X" arm or a "Z" arm.
Also, at this point, should I be totally embarrassed that I almost screwed things up, or delighted that y'all caught and corrected me?
I'm kinda leaning toward embarrassed... Oh wait, I know:
Here at Slotus HQ, after looking at the pic again, and talking with James (the chief assembly officer of SWEET), we have made an executive decision, based entirely on our engineering (egineering
?) genius, that we should weld the outer brackets to the arms and not use the bolts. This would spread the loading surface across the bracket more and eliminate the side loading on those bolts when torque is applied to the rear axles. (Did that sound convincing?)
Yeah, screwed up is the word. Thanks for catching that. Geeze... Well, told ya, I ain't no engineer.... Proved it again...
But thanks, many times over, to both of you for the constructive comments. 'Preciate ya both.