I have a confession, I like brackets! I like home made ones, different from the usual store bought ones. These have their place. When I was building my coupe, I wanted to be driving it so bad, I used P+J stuff throughout. Its well made and gets the job done. My coupe is my daily driver, so I can take a bit more time with this build. The job for today was to design and build the front radius rod mounts. I like brackets with soft edges and rounded corners as if they had been stamped. I have replaced the front crossmember on my Model A frame with a '35 one, as I'm using a '35 front axle and suspension. As I was looking around deciding what steel to use, the old A crossmember caught my eye. There's my brackets I thought. Basically I was looking for a length of channel. There it was! So I cut out what I needed. I want the radius rods inside of the frame rails so they don't interfere with the drag link, as I'm using a side steer box. When I actually mocked it up, I channel section wouldn't work, I needed an Z section. No worries, cut the channel down the middle and turn one side around and weld it back up. I then needed a bung for the tie rod. Sure Speedy Bill sells them, but if you have old Ford parts laying around it would be rude not to use them. A couple of years ago I had a prang in my coupe. Bent the front rails, the axle, spring, spindle and wheel. It's all fixed and back on the road with battle scars. A buddy was looking for spindles. I gave him the ones off the coupe. The only damage was a bent steering arm. He wanted to use bolt on steering arms anyway so they worked out perfect for him. He gave me the bent arm back as a joke. There was my bung. Cut it off and sand it till it's round. Drill a hole in the bracket, and weld the bung in. Job done. Well after looking at the bracket, I've decided it looks too heavy, so I need to drill some lightening holes in it. Sorry for the ramble, the pictures probably show it all better. The lesson for today boys and girls, is never throw out any old Ford parts coz you never know what you could use them for! Cheers, Stewart.