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  • Is the windshield mount castings... cast iron or cast steel? 1918 Open Car

    Im wanting to add the cowl light mounting cups off of a badly rusted windshield mount casting to these non cowl light mounts. Not anxious to spend a $100.00 on another pair of originals right now as that $100.00 could be better spent on the car elsewhere. Was wondering about the weldability of the casting. Threw these together in the mean time.
    Last edited by Metal Twister; 08-18-2019, 01:59 PM.
    “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” Henry Ford

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    Hey Twister, I don't know the answer, to your question, but your temporary repair looks good for the meantime. Good luck.
    Twiss Collector Car Parts

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    • #3
      Thank you... I knew those over sized freeze plugs could be used sooner or later. The temp mounts will work just fine fine for awhile. Also need to find out what the rear light mount should look like? LOL
      Last edited by Metal Twister; 08-18-2019, 11:43 PM.
      “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” Henry Ford

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      • #4
        Twister find the correct lower windshield mounts that are already cast for cowl lights it will look 1000% better if you do not know what I am talking about pm me and i will help you.

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        • #5
          Oh I know what they are and look like... found a pair on ebay but would rather invest the $100.00 else where on the car at this point. I have a pair of rusted ones that are beyond use. But the cups are in good shape. If they are cast steel I can graft the cups onto the existing mounts on the car now and it would look 100% original... would try welding on the rusted set but they are so far gone they would just fizzle away. Just curious if anyone knew what that material is. Thanks
          “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” Henry Ford

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          • #6
            Well I can tell you it is cast if i find something reasonable I will let you know.

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            • #7
              You know, I was thinking about this, and if it was cast or forged you should be able to braze either one, and with a little sanding and painting, it wouldn't really matter, would it?
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • #8
                Well to be honest I could braze it with oxy / acetylene but ive given all my torches away due to lack of use! Kept a set of small bottles and a jewlers torch for shrinking sheet metal. Cast iron with tig or mig requires pre and post heat and stress relief or it will most likley crack along the heat affected zone... more than I want to deal with! LOL. In a perfect world cast steel would be as easy as fit it up and weld it. But your right... brazing would do it very nicely. Just trying to see what the options are.
                “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste” Henry Ford

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