I have read other humorous posts about what some creative mechanics have done to vehicles and wanted to give you all a chuckle or groan when you see this one. It is a 1972 Satellite that I'm getting back on the road. All I could figure out is they welded the metal on to maybe prevent bottoming on speed bumps. They are too high to drag them and make a spark show on pavement. Could not be to add strength. Already cut one off before taking pics. All I can think of is some mind altering chemicals going on.