|Positioning the I-Beam into the frame for welding.|
You can see at the top end of the I-Beam that we added a plate. The plate allowed us to do the difficult welds out of the car, and better match the thickness of the car sheetmetal to ease the welding in the car. The in-car weld goes around all 4 sides of the plate. Thank you to Keith for the insight in making the engineered system more manufacturable.
|James welding in the I-beam|
As opposed to my plan for some coarse and messy good old fashioned stick welding, James preferred TIG and they are much prettier than I could ever do.
|Z-Bar battery frame with doubler plates tacked in position.|
|Z-bar doubler plates|
|I-beam in, front battery boxes in place.|