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Need some help fixing a broken SST

Discussion in 'VA/DC/MD- Capital Land Cruiser Club' started by iptman, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. iptman

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    Hello everyone,

    I was borrowing @SuperDuperCruizer 's steering geerbox SSTs and as I was trying to remove the adjusting plug my vice swiveled on me and I sheered one of the pins. Unfortunately this tool is $215 from OTC so after talking with Robert he thought it'd be possible to find some hardened steel rods, drill a couple holes and press in the rods. Does anyone have an idea where I can source hardened steel rods? I'll also need some help with the machine work. Any thoughts or help would be appreciated.

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    MSCdirect.com or mcmaster carr will have drill rod. You can buy air or oil hardening. Cut it, grind it and then heat it up and quench it for full hardness.
     
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    Thanks Ryan.
     
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    You could probably use hardened dowel pins also. They'd be easier to get in the proper length.
     
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    It looks like the pins are 1/8" diameter. Will a 1/8" dowel pin fit in a 1/8" drilled hole, press fit? Or should I get the .001" oversized pins?

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    Your drilled holes will be sloppy and slightly oversized. If you want a true 1/8" hole you'd have to drill and then ream to size. I'd go slightly oversized dowel if you want it tight.