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Hot Rods Broken trim stud

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lcfman, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
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    lcfman
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    from tn

    I have a rare piece of aluminum trim with a steel backing support that has a broken mounting stud that I need to try to repair. There is about 1/8 inch of the steel stud still remaining to attach a repair.
    Does anyone know a good repair?
     
  2. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    is it really steel or pot metal?

    You could TIG weld it carefully or maybe use some sort of epoxy if it doesn't take much load or vibration.
     
  3. Pics of the part would be helpful....
     
  4. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    I've had success drilling out the old stud - being careful not to drill through the part - and tapping the new hole with a bottoming tap. Then install a new stud using red Lock-tite. Use anti-seize when you reinstall the trim so the new nut doesn't freeze on the new stud. Good luck!
     

  5. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
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    There's a thread here named 64 Comet Caliente Convertible, look it up. There you can see how Jeff fixed some trim pieces with epoxy, sheetmetal, and screws.
     
  6. Gerrys
    Joined: May 1, 2009
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  7. 3M attachment tape works in a pinch and here is a newer size gets .090 thick
     
  8. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
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    summersshow
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    from NC

    Send me a pm, and some pics... I do alot of trim resto... I could give you a walk through...
     

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