Deck repair

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Deck repair

Post by Emmett Thompson » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:04 am

Hello all.
One of the many projects I have going on is restoring a MULE or rather a M-274 ( A nothing). The Mag deck has corrosion and some holes "Bubba" drilled into it to mount assorted hunting devices.
I am about to blast the deck and was wondering what the group thinks I should use to fill in the holes. About the only thing I can think of is JB Weld but I don't know if it will stick to the Mag deck.

As usual for me the body work is the last thing to be done as I am not good at it and it takes me a LOT of time to try and do it correctly. I am chomping at the bit to get this project finished.

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Post by Chuck W. » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:14 pm

Emmett - I used JB Weld to repair several holes in the deck on my A2 and it worked just fine. In fact, I had to repair one of the tapered muffler mount holes and so far, it's holding great.
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Post by edisworking » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:35 pm

JP weld is great for holes But to finish it nice go to a auto body house & get a QT of All-METAL its the best

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Post by Rod » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:46 pm

Hey Emmette,

You gon'na make it to Mobile next month for our Spring Ralley show? Maybe you & Jim can come.
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welding holes

Post by guner51 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:56 pm

I took mine to a welding shop and had the holes welded up.Then I broughit back and ground and sanded the welds down. Can't even tell were the holes was.


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Post by Emmett Thompson » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:26 am

Hey Rod,
I have to work that month or I would be there....Darn.
Thanks for the replys, guys. I think I will try the JB and look for some all metal?????I have no idea what that is.
I dont know of anyone that will weld magniezeium (sp) so the welding is out. I sure hope it works out.

Once again,,,,thanks.
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Post by Rod » Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:44 pm

ET,

Most of your larger welding shop should be able to "weld" the Magneziumn deck. When I was considering buying a "fixerupper? I talked to my local shop a few miles down the road and they could do it.

Fortunally, I found a mule that was crank up and drive, for the price of most of the fixeruppers. ChuckW couldn't believe the condition of my mule when I brought it home. And the crated genset engine was a bonus.........
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Post by Chuck W. » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:53 am

How come I find all the junk and You find all the good stuff?? :D
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Post by Emmett Thompson » Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:17 am

Roger that. I will look into it.

I am sure it would be better than JB weld.
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