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The AME side struts gave us the perfect opportunity to further stiffen the chassis by tying them into our welded-in DSE subframe connectors (see “Twist and Shout!” June ’12). The key is to place all rollbar joints where they can do the most good. Note the aluminum sheet between the main hoop and the interior panel. Aschtgen used this technique extensively; it avoids damage to the headliner and interior while welding.