OK buddies 24 touring has this broken top iron
Any advice ideas or help to repair or replacement it
Thanks in advance
Looks like there's plenty of good metal left there. I would have it welded.
I have some of those. If you want to replace it give me a PM.
I brazed mine when they broke like that. Did it twice.
I would make a sleeve that fits inside the tube, out of say, 16 gage sheet metal or a squished tube. Then "V" out the joint. Then weld using a MIG or a TIG and grind down the weld so it cannot be seen. The tube on the inside will keep it from cracking in the same spot.
+2 what Erik said....
Steve Jelf is getting ready to have a similar repair done to one of the sockets on his 1915 roadster, perhaps he'll share the methodology and results when he gets his back.
Yes, Bob's not the only one with this problem. My 1915 roadster also suffered a broken top socket. Here's The situation so far.
In this picture from December, the arrow shows the top end of the broken socket.
The socket was filled with some kind of plastic.
The break was just below the hardware rivets.
Thinking there might be nails holding the top bow in the socket, I removed the paint to take a look. There were no nails.
Getting the socket piece off the bow was mighty tough. It was really stuck tight. The final solution was to remove the hardware rivets, bolt on a piece of channel, and apply several hard whacks with a BFH. It didn't come off gradually, but suddenly popped loose.
The next step will be to remove the rivet holding the bottom part of the socket. Then the pieces will go to a friend who is a retired body man. I'll see if I can get some shots of how he does the repair.
Jack sent JACK
Mr Jeff looks like a repair job using resin
Today's job was getting that stuff out of there with a drill and chisel.
I have used resin after I welded up a bow.If I think it might still be a bit weak,and I don;t have another one,resin will add a lot of strength. Steve must have really whacked the tree hard.