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Old 03-26-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Hardened steel welded to cold steel...

It happened last Saturday, but we learned the fun way that when you weld hardened steel to cold steel you re-temper the hardened steel and create a weak spot in the metal. These conditions plus a high speed run down some sand trails and the fun began! Here were the results...






I found a new place to carry the spare, but it makes it a challenge to put the top up...
I built the carrier out of 2" square stock so I just slid the top into the receiver and strapped it to the bumper...

The failed pin location...

550 cord holds the tag on for a bit..


Watch what you're welding. This ALMOST turned out bad as we were going close to 30 mph and the guy behind me almost hit it.

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Old 03-26-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Wow, at least nobody got hurt.

Those hubs are normally only tempered where the bearing rides. Or was that a home brewed apparatus?

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It was a home brew 1 inch tractor pin welded to quarter inch plate.
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Holy crap!! Glad that didn't let loose at 70 mph on I-95!!
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