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Offline richson

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Broken MkV Frame
« on: 30 Apr 2008 at 23:34 »
I just had the frame for my MkV project cleaned & there is a break in one of the lower rail tubes which had been covered up by filler & paint. Is the break point a common weakness in the frame? I would be interested in opinions as to how best repair this. I thought about inserting a copper tube, then mig welding around it, then withdrawing the tube. Would this be strong enough? Maybe making up a reducing ferrule and welding that around the whole joint would be better? Any suggestions welcome please. Pic is attached.

Ok, I have just read the posts re David's mk 1 frame - that's a right coincidence. I suppose that answers my question if it's a common weakness . . .

« Last Edit: 30 Apr 2008 at 23:55 by Dave »

Offline tommy

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Re: Broken MkV Frame
« Reply #1 on: 01 May 2008 at 00:14 »
Sorry about your frame, but......Speak to Eddie on this.
He will give the best advice of any. I am sure he can help.


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Re: Broken MkV Frame
« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2008 at 06:55 »
       We are intending to get to the Bristol clubnight on Wednesday - so will be able to discuss it in detail.