Cracked Steel Wheels.... repair?

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Cracked Steel Wheels.... repair?

Postby WhuGmiT » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:39 pm

Hey guys -

Looking for some advise....

I started a small Do It Yourself project of cleaning up and painting my steel [ 5 1/2Jx15, 1537 Semmerz, 11/67 ] rims.
Got done priming one of the rims when I noticed it was cracked. Checked the other 3 rims and found one of the others was cracked in the exact same place! Argh.....

Being steel, I assume a weld bead can be put down relatively easily to stop the propagation of the crack.

Would anyone with experience and/or know-how please chime in?

Is a simple weld fix considered safe?

To keep cost down, I would like to find a local welding shop to do the fix.
- as opposed to finding a wheel shop to do a full restoration
Does anyone know of a welding shop, optimally in the Hayward area, that could do this?

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Re: Cracked Steel Wheels.... repair?

Postby KenJ » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:50 am

Oh. Just saw this. What did you do to repair?

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