Lug straightening

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Lug straightening
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Keppler, Fredon NJ on Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 03:54 pm:

How do you straighten bent lugs on a clincher
rim? Can you just hammer them back into position
or will they snap off. Thanks Doug


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 03:59 pm:

They were swedged in,and can possibly be beaten straight.I would weld them to be sure they stay .This can be done on inside of rim,so it doesn't show.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:18 am:

Doug, I would use heat and bend them back into place. If you hammer them cold, you are likely to upset the swedge used to hold them in place, and they may then be loose.

Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.


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