Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: St. Louis Mo.
Model: 84 1200 Interstate
I just talked to my welder. He says you can't weld the black pipe. It will crack. And like John said. If I get the socket hot enough to weld it will melt everything else.
My welder said I don't want to use pipe. He says use tubing. It's the right kind of steel. He said he might have some that will work.
Then he said he could use a cnc machine to make me a square hole in a piece of round stock and weld that in the tubing. Then I could use my torque wrench.
That's all well and fine. But there goes my glory of building my own tool. I think I'll still make one that the every day Joe can make. Just to do it,,,lol.
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