I've got a Currie 9" front housing that I need to weld brackets to. The seals are pressed into smaller tubes which have been epoxied inside the actual housing. The thought occurred to me to remove the seals and weld small braces between these small tubes and the housing to stabilize it. I'm asuming the epoxy is there as a sealant? I plan on making small welds over time to reduce to transmission of heat. Any suggestions?