Went up to Oh Joy again today with the Grandsons. i managed to pull the chainplate partner after some judicious pounding on the bolts to get them out.
You can see the size of the bolts that hold it in place. What a pain to get out...
The clamp came out, once I had the boys loosen it, with a hammer and pry bar.
Nasty ain't it. to think my upper chainplate was attached to this...
The rest of it looks fairly good.
The boys clownin'
and taking a break.
Now I can cut the sawn clamp and laminate it without worrying about bending stresses. This was the piece I was digging for these last four months.