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#1 Rusty shackleford

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 03:58 AM

Got some self lubricating rod ends nickel plated and now it’s no longer greased and difficult to manipulate tho not impossible, also some of my bolt threads are rusted from being dipped in acid prior to plating, each bolt only has one rusted thread(at the point where the wire it was hung by wrapped around the thread) could that one rusted thread cause the bolt to fail, this hardware is for suspension/shock hoops, shouldi just get new hardware? It also discolored and hardened the nyloc on some of the nyloc nuts


Also anyone have any input on the porosity in this weld? Would it compromise the welds integrity?

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:08 AM

SORry forgot to attach the weld pic, nevermind file too big to upload, its about three holes in the weld the size of a small paper clip tip to fit in, its in the rear caliper mounting bracket where the Protruding threading is welded into the substrate
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:53 AM

Yo Rusty,

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:56 AM

I don't see any possible issues with what you've described.

 

          HOWEVER... don't have a clue what this means..? :huh:

"Got some self lubricating rod ends nickel plated and now it’s no longer greased and difficult to manipulate tho not impossible,"


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:10 AM

That rod end has an internally greased ball that swivels but the plating process stripped the grease and damaged the nyloc
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:29 AM

My #1 question is ...Why?    It appears that you are building a show truck.  If so you need to understand that in the course of making things bright and shinny you may have to compromise in other areas.  I.E. the plated rod ends will look great,  but may not have their best use or longest service in heavy off roading or racing.  Same goes with the caliper brackets.I don't think the welds are compromised, ( just my thought, not any guarantee.)

You can clean off the rust in the bolt threads. If it is superficial I think it's a non issue as Bully has said.

 

The rod ends could be drilled, tapped and zerk fittings installed to grease them. ( The permanent grease is not viable any longer anyway.) 

 

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