View Single Post
Old 09-26-2019, 09:54 AM   #1
Senior Member
Floats's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Mossel Bay, about 300km from Cape Town
Posts: 473
Default Welding a bead on the stub axle

Hi Gents,
Some time ago I saw a post suggesting welding a bead on the stub axles(outside of the king pin bushes) in order to shrink the bushes and tighten up the kingpins.
Could this be done with the kingpins and bushes in position, even with the stub axles in position?
I assume this is done with an arc welder, running a bead up the outside of the king pin mountings, on the stub axle?
Does this weld need to be cooled down after welding or must it be left to cool down naturally?
Your inputs are much appreciated.
Cape Town
28 Model A RPU, 29 Chevy Phaeton, 67 E Type FHC, 67 250SL Pagoda, 83 911 SC
Floats is offline   Reply With Quote