Re: Resurrecting a 1951 Henney-Packard Parts Car

Posted by PackardDon on 2022/7/17 2:53:15
I got to the shop yesterday afternoon to find one of the new tires was low so will take it in on Monday to see what can be done. As rough as the wheels were, I am more surprised that there was only one that was low!

Tonight, after I had worked out there all afternoon, my brother came over in the evening ready to help fix the broken gas tank bolt. We had planned to only take over the welder while it was cool in the evening (days have been hot) and get set up as my shop has only 120v while the welder is 240v but I have a step-up converter that did the trick.

For the repair, he cut off the broken bolt above the threads, then another bolt was cut to get the missing portion. After heavily chamfering both ends, they were clamped together in a piece of aluminum angle iron and welded! Probably not quite enough power for the welder due to the connection but in the end it looks fine.

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