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Old 01-27-2005, 10:43 AM
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'42 Dodge (?) steering knuckle woes

One of my co-workers asked me to fix a pair of steering knuckles for his Uncles early 40's Dodge. Someone in the past has tried to weld on some broken off shoulder bolts to the knuckle itself. (Bad, bad, bad) The best we can figure is that they were shock mounting bolts. I'm planning to grind off the old weld snots and drill out/ remove the broken studs and have new ones made. My question is does anyone know if these can be heat treated as they appear to be a forged item. I'll try to post some pics when I get home.

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Old 01-27-2005, 07:43 PM
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here's an attempt to post a pic....
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I'm sure he could locate some replacements, but of course I'd rather him pay me to repair them....ah, the beauty of side jobs.....but my question still stands; can forged items be heat treated or stress relieved?
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but my question still stands; can forged items be heat treated or stress relieved?
Yes to both parts of your question.

Definitely should be stress relieved after any welding has been done.
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:25 PM
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Thanks guys...I guess the pic upload didn't work. I need to set my camera to a lower quality setting. It seems my pics are too big. I'll try again....as a test mostly.....
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Old 01-28-2005, 06:33 PM
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and another... The arrow points to what looks like the end of the stud.
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:00 AM
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Iv'e tried removing the studs with out heat. They're frozen in tight. I drilled it but my extractors wont budge it. I cant see any evidence of threads yet...now I'm wondering if these were pressed in....Does anyone know?? Help....
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:11 PM
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Update....they are pressed in. I noticed the alloy was reallt soft. Likely designed to break rather than the knuckle....Got them out, now to fab up some new ones....
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