They key word in the sale is RE-INFORCED, which is a time involving process of opening the member and adding steel to support the weakened member and prevent it from Flexing/ Distorting. Many improvements in the steering geometry/design have come since Carol Shelby Hot-Rod’d an Alpine back in 1963. The crossmember was weakened in the transformation to accept the Tiger’s steering rack Scallops/Cut-outs. Dale’s is a professional shop with a Quality product. The seller went back for more of his Engineering!