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Here's another cracked and damaged spot. Again, a tube had been welded directly to the frame here, and the stresses placed on the tube (which was part of the old shock hoops) had cracked the frame. The tube was cut out, and the top of the framerail was smoothed down to prepare for the new shock hoops. Close inspection revealed several spots where the frame was not only cracked but was paper-thin (arrows).