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  • Log Splitter Job Fixed.

    A guy welded a cast iron clevis onto a hyd cylinder and it broke, again. So i fixed it right. Bored a new collar to fit the shaft end and welded it onto a piece of 2 1/2" sq tube. Bolted to the cylinder this time. Like new again...Bob
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    Bob Wright

  • #2
    You had a good idea there Bob. That is as much fun as fixing the thing I always find & by that I mean the challenge of how to fix it. Good thinking & thanks for sharing.
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    • #3
      Chrome plating

      Having never welded cylinders before, I have a question.

      On a job like this, how do you deal with the chrome plating on the cylinder, do you just grind it off where you plan to run your bead ? Then do you weld it like any other metal being the cylinder is trued. Is a cylinder tempered ?

      What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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      • #4
        If i was going to weld it i would just grind off the chrome. The cyl end was dead soft, i pushed a 3/8" bit right thru with no pilot hole...Bob
        Bob Wright


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          • #6
            Bob, Great job as usual. I always like to see nice, neat work like yours. Dave
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