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How to fix a crack in the ball guide?

By Silverstreak02

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    I started to polish the ball guide for my 59 Around the World project and found a short crack towards the top. The area is also worn thin there. What are your thoughts on a repair?

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    #2 2 years ago

    Hey Silver
    I would drill a 1/16 inch dia hole at the very end of the crack to relieve stress and help prevent propagation. I would fill in the rest with JB weld. Heavy on the backside and flush on the surface.
    Wally

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from wallybgood:

    Hey Silver
    I would drill a 1/16 inch dia hole at the very end of the crack to relieve stress and help prevent propagation. I would fill in the rest with JB weld. Heavy on the backside and flush on the surface.
    Wally

    Thanks I did the drill and JB Weld thing today. I’ll sand and paint it next week.

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