Another part on the SX-740 that is different from the rest of the 1969 Skiroule models is the steering post support hoop. In order to span the engine and chain case spacer , the hoop has to be about 4 1/4 inches longer . One end mounts to the running board instead of the top of the tunnel . This requires the hoop to also be 6 1/2 approx. longer, on that side. We looked at this and thought , no big deal.
Take some measurements off Chatham and Warning sled , buy the required size steel tubing and have it bent to specifications. It turned out that no one or any place in our tri-state area does such bending . It's the O.D size that causes the problem. After hearing of our dilemma , DR. Mario offered to do the job for us. He has the equipment and know how.
We sure appreciated the offer but the 1000 mile round trip was just not in the plans. Derwood and I got out the cut off wheels, hack saws and blow torches and got medieval on the part.