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67 beaumont trunk torque rods


Just a quick question. I have one of the two rods that has broken. Is it spring steel and can it be welded? Its a clean break and will join nicely.

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No expert, but I think butt welding it would just anneal (soften) the spring steel rod at the joint. It may eventually just bend (twist) at the join. Or it might be fine.

A better way might be to make some kind of tube sleeve with 4 welded on nuts. The rod ends could slide into it and be pinched by bolts tightened through those nuts.

Regardless, if welding you might want to use a short section of L channel across the rod to back and support the weld joint.



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Cant weld it. Takes the torsion out of them. They are brittle as is and any welding increases it. Just replace it. Theyre cheap to buy new

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Yeah thanks guys. The break is close to first elbow so replacement it is i guess

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One of mine broke a few years ago. I bought a pair from National Parts Depot in Detroit. They were 1967 Chevelle SS parts. 

They fit in the Beaumont perfect, but they would not hold my trunk lid open. I measured the diameter and they were .035 " smaller in diameter.

I took one new rod out and replaced it with an old one. It worked, the trunk lid stays open now.

Good luck

Leo



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