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  • bloodog Posts: 1020
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    07 Dec 2017 10:00 AM
    Trying to braze this bracket on to a 09 rocker 
    Speedo, but had a melt down 
    Would a mig be the way to go ?
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  • steelo Posts: 1343
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    07 Dec 2017 10:15 AM
    Probably the only way would be to braze weld it. Uses a blow torch and or hot iron to melt (solder) a metal mixture between the two different metals. Have a look on Google
  • speedzter Posts: 1582
    The 'Rat
    Motor Head speedzter
    07 Dec 2017 01:48 PM
    What metal is the bucket made of ?, looks like some sort of cast aluminium ?
    If so , you'll need a high tech brazing rod for mixed metals.
    The other way is to bolt it together..
  • skirtster Posts: 183
    Stock Poster skirtster
    07 Dec 2017 02:01 PM
    I would try aluminium mig with a aluminium bracket, you can not weld steel to aluminium 
  • steelo Posts: 1343
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    07 Dec 2017 03:15 PM
    You might have room to drill and pop in some small Aluminium rivets
  • steelo Posts: 1343
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    07 Dec 2017 03:27 PM
    You might have room to drill and pop in some small Aluminium rivets
  • Baloffski Posts: 470
    Victoria
    Stage 1 Poster Baloffski
    07 Dec 2017 03:44 PM
    bd, steelo has a stttuttter this arvoooo.. It happens to all of us!
    His advice is very good, just don"t stutter when poping rivets, is the way I would steer too . (lol)
    Nothing like it , really interacting wit the steel subject, as most unless pro, are shit welders. 
    Watching this line, keep going mate, love it, good stuff. 

  • Daggs Posts: 2312
    Lower South East, South Aust.
    Motor Head Daggs
    07 Dec 2017 04:19 PM
    Yes, need to know the parent metal type to offer correct advice.

    now I've seen it on my pc not just phone, yes it looks like a crappy alloy. it almost looks like a bin job now!! 

    If it is (was) good aluminium and so is the bracket, mig welding or preferably tig welding would be best. 

    If no access to that the yes bolting or riveting as already suggested.

    Also as already suggested,  if they are dissimilar materials then bolting or riveting are your only options.. 
  • steelo Posts: 1343
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Performance Poster steelo
    07 Dec 2017 06:03 PM
    That's easy for you to say say B 
  • Baloffski Posts: 470
    Victoria
    Stage 1 Poster Baloffski
    07 Dec 2017 06:04 PM
    Posted by steelo on 07 Dec 2017 06:03 PM
    That's easy for you to say say B 

     Ha ha ha. 

    And I s"pose your responsible for all the sex adds I'm getting too.

  • tussuck Posts: 1270
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    07 Dec 2017 07:12 PM
    Braze.....and Aluminium in the same sentence do not work.  
  • Daggs Posts: 2312
    Lower South East, South Aust.
    Motor Head Daggs
    07 Dec 2017 07:58 PM
    yes you can braze (fusion weld) aluminium, I have done it in the past but not a nice weld... 

    tig or mig is the go.
     
  • bloodog Posts: 1020
    Alice Springs NT
    Performance Poster bloodog
    08 Dec 2017 07:22 AM
    Cheers 
    I will put the speedo back together and check how much room for bolt / rivet 
    The bracket sits up under my risers so nothing will be seen 
    Will post a photo when complete 
    Thanks for all the help 
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