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Welding Question - Filling A Spare Hole In Ratchet Hub


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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 05:13 PM

I asked this in another thread, but I figured it would get more traffic in a thread of its own.

 

Anyway, I have a spare hole in an outer ratchet hub for a walk behind I am restoring.  I have left some imperfections to tell the history of the tractor.  This isn't a little imperfection.  It is a 5/8" diameter hole right through one of the lug nut bosses.  Should I cut some round rod & plug it, or leave it?  Is it structural?  How do I deal with the portion where there is no boss left?

 

 

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Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, June 29, 2014 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 05:47 PM

Well, i see no structural integrity problems right off, the hub looks casted, i dare say leave it but if compelled you could plug it as you said, welding it would mean brazing.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:32 PM

If you don't need the hole I would put a piece of tape on one end and fill it with JB weld and file it down when dry then finish it off with body filler.

You wount have to put any heat to the hub.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:38 PM

Bill probably has a good idea if your just looking to plug the hole. Rough up the inside of the hole real good and that JB weld will be there a long long time.


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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:42 PM

If you don't need the hole I would put a piece of tape on one end and fill it with JB weld and file it down when dry then finish it off with body filler.

You wount have to put any heat to the hub.

 

I'm with you.

 

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Posted June 29, 2014 - 06:53 PM

If you don't need the hole I would put a piece of tape on one end and fill it with JB weld and file it down when dry then finish it off with body filler.

You wount have to put any heat to the hub.

Much better idea.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 10:02 PM

or tap the hole and find a piece of All thread, cut it off to length and run it in there with some blue Loctite.


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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:22 AM

I'd do the absolute easiest option, nothing.  :D

 

They were put there for some reason, so I'd leave them.

 

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Posted July 01, 2014 - 01:35 PM

I'd do the absolute easiest option, nothing.   :D

 

They were put there for some reason, so I'd leave them.

 

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