Made My Day - Welding Related

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Ken Scharabok, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    Got a call from the local welding shop a couple of days ago. Customer had brought by a steering column cast iron yoke from an older Ford tractor. Part which tightens on the shaft had broken at the bolt part. Welder tried one bead and hit it with a hammer, and it broke again. Sent the customer to me to see if I could make a replacement out of mild steel.

    Anyway looked at part and didn't see why it couldn't be welded. Heated the entire yoke in the propane forge and used one stick of nickel rod to pad weld the break area. Charged customer $5.00, which pleased him since a new replacement was over $200.

    (And I even had a bit of Ford blue spray paint to use on it.)

    Ken Scharabok
     
  2. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Ford 5000 type? Center steering arm?