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Detonator 08-02-2020 07:16 PM

'35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

In disassembling my front end, I discovered that the clamps on both ends of the tie rod had a tiny tack weld holding them to the rod. Is this stock? There were a lot of little things done to this car during a so-called "restoration" decades ago, so I'm never quite sure what's Henry. Thanks.

Lawson Cox 08-02-2020 08:25 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

I'm pretty sure stock 35 had an adjustment of the tie rod on one end only, the other end was integral with the tie rod. Don Rogers, post a picture for us. (Mine sure isn't stock in this regard.) Lawson

19Fordy 08-02-2020 09:06 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

NOT a stock OEM assembly technique.

Don Rogers 08-02-2020 09:42 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

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Detonator, I believe that at least one tie rod supplier to Ford in 1935 tacked the end clamps to the rod. I also believed that they were tacked in only one place on each clamp. Here's a drawing showing the practice on a 36 drag link end.

petehoovie 08-02-2020 10:42 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

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Originally Posted by Don Rogers (Post 1916068)
Detonator, I believe that at least one tie rod supplier to Ford in 1935 tacked the end clamps to the rod. I also believed that they were tacked in only one place on each clamp. Here's a drawing showing the practice on a 36 drag link end.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...5&d=1596422547

cas3 08-02-2020 10:46 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

i've seen some welded too. it looks better than a hillbilly weld, but never knew for sure if ford did it

Detonator 08-02-2020 11:52 PM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

Thanks...mine were tacked at both clamps, and no, it wasn't a hillbilly/bird crap/bubblegum weld. If it was an arc weld, it was pretty small and clean.

JM 35 Sedan 08-03-2020 08:24 AM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

Some of the tie rod clamps on my original '35's are tack welded to the rod.

19Fordy 08-03-2020 08:33 AM

Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??
 

Opps! I will now "sit on a tack" corrected.


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