So Pat, this is what I have. Looks kind of like the pictures in your post ? Got these a couple of years ago when I was thinking about making a mount to bolt a VW beam on the Tri Vator, then decided I didn’t have time to work on it.
Hauling ass and lock up the breaks for a wash you don’t see coming. Compress the front suspension, u slide into it and which ever L/R hits first takes most of the abuse. Do that a few times things start to bend then one more bad hit finishes it off.
This beam was bent back on both sides. Then broke from a hard hit on the right side.
Picked up a set of beam stiffners from Alykat, thank you Sr., that will be going on this week.