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Old 08-02-2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default '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.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:25 PM   #2
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Default 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
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??

NOT a stock OEM assembly technique.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:42 PM   #4
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Default Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??

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.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:42 PM   #5
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Default 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.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:46 PM   #6
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Default 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
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:52 PM   #7
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Default 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.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:24 AM   #8
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Default Re: '35 tie rod clamps; tacked on??

Some of the tie rod clamps on my original '35's are tack welded to the rod.
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:33 AM   #9
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Opps! I will now "sit on a tack" corrected.
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