FRONT & REAR CUSTOM CARBON FIBER SHOCK TOWER BRACE
First thing needed is a template designed out of cardboard. Once the dimensions are finalized and the template fits the vehicle, cut the bracket out of 1/4" aluminum sheet:
Other items you will need are some: rod ends/heim joints, carbon fiber tubing (sourced from a canoe/paddling store) that has a 1" inner diameter, and some 1" diameter aluminum rod. The aluminum rod can be cut to about 2 - 3" and drilled and tapped for the rod end to fit through.
The aluminum rod and rod end will need to be secured into the carbon fiber shaft with a strong epoxy such as JB Weld.
Lastly, is to attach final assembly into the engine compartment:
I also decided to make a matching strut brace for the rear cargo compartment. It bolts down to the upper shock mount. Once again, 1/4" aluminum sheet was cut out to make a bracket for the brace to fit onto:
And the same procedure as above was done to complete the rear strut brace using carbon fiber tubing and rod ends: