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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 09:41 PM
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Bolt Replacement

I think I have the replacement scheme figured out for the broken off steering bolts. A piece of 1/4" flat steel with a new nut welded to it. What do you think. Will this hold the steering assembly on? Or should I go with a piece of 1/2" bar stock and just tap a new hole into it? Also, If I had to slightly enlarge one of the holes on the side of the frame to fit the piece in, would this severely weaken the frame? I saw the post where the guy cut a hole, welded new nuts and patched it. I am trying to avoid this. Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-05-2001, 09:48 PM
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Re: Bolt Replacement

I considered all the options when I had to fix mine, but after messing around for a while with it we decided that the easiest fix was doing a little cutting. It actually involved just cutting out between 2 holes, bending the piece down, welding the nuts in, and bending the piece back up and welding it. Unless you look close, you can't even tell what was done.

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