thanks fish, sure is food for thought
I don 't think I am up to doing a full frame swap, as the atv isn;t mine, I am just trying to help the owner of it out(older guy) and make it last longer for him, and well, it also gets used by others in camp, kids too, so, keeping it safe is my goal, more than making it like new!
I know not much of a difference maybe, but
I can weld some things at a lower price than a swap will cost ME<
I wasn't think about the frame warping when welding, as way I planned to do so, was in small sections at a time, to keep heat down , and maybe it can be done without as much warping , or can maybe even brace things first and then do main sections that are bad, to keep things as straight as possible
Might also do more of the Half moon tube cuts, and welds on too
I will grab some stock next week, and HOPE get lucky on right size I guess too LOL
I am sure my metal shop can match anything I cut off and bring in if need be too, there a big shop,
so if metric, they should be able to get me some, if price isn't crazy that is!
Oh well, just some future plans and trying to have all needed or as much as possible before heading up to camp!