Can this be welded? (Scout 80 door handle part)

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  1. Randall Barringer

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    To alleviate some door handle sag I am wondering if I can cut off the worn piece of square stock and weld on a new piece.
    I bought a piece of replacement stock that is chrome plated, so I assume I will have to get the plating off if the door handle stock is something that can be welded.
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    I don't understand how that would solve the problem, but yes, so long as the cut isn't too close to the staked area (which could make the work difficult and allow heat to affect nearby parts). The heating would affect any existing heat-treatment, but I wouldn't think anything more than mild steel would really be needed.
    I see no significant wear; do you mainly mean to lengthen the rod, or are there pits I can't see? If the latter, and greater length isn't needed, the pits could just be filled in and the rod filed or machined square again. Tig would work well for that, but stick (or MIG) could also be used.

    FWIW, if you needed to clean parts further up and change clearances there, the staking could be filed off, parts disassembled, the square rod repaired by welding and filing, and upon reassembly, use a collar epoxied in place, space permitting, instead of re-staking.
     
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    It's worn on the end where it engages with the latch. The latch is square and true.
    I test fit the new piece of stock in the latch and it was nice and tight, no slop.

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    Just building up the end a bit and then making it square again, to fit perfectly, might be easier. It's easy to take a piece of scrap material to practice with, before starting on the good piece.
     
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    Ok.
    That's a good idea.
    Thanks

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    I had the same problem and welding the end worked out for me.
     
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    Thanks!

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