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The old plates. Note that the large circular portion is completely worn away on both plates, allowing the heads of the retaining bolts to interfere and be ground away. Weld build-up and re-machining were out of the question. The amount of weld required for this would have warped the plate so far from flat that they would have been unusable.

Photo by Bill Liebman
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