Hi Michel, the dampers are very close to horizontal, there is some downward load but calcs show the crossmembers should be fine for bending
I've been working on the rear wishbones as they are small enough to bag up and take indoors to cure in this cold weather, finished them all now. Thankfully they all fitted to the tub OK, making parts by hand always makes me worry about tolerances.
In other work i've been busy designing the details of the door frame for hinge and gas strut attachments (doors are next). Unfortunately i've discovered there's a been a design error with the tub, not enough clearance for the rear springs, so going to need to fix that so will set me back a few weeks