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Old 04-24-2016, 06:27 AM   #1
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Re-weld Damaged Glide Ride?

We installed a new auto-sliding hitch and one requirement is installing a capture wedge on our Demco Glide Ride pin box. After removing the pin plate we discovered broken welds. There is a minute amount of play in the tube-to-housing connection but I think that can be remedied with a fresh weld. I will be placing a call to Demco on Monday but I'm sure we're on our own with this since we aren't the original owners and I'm fairly sure it's close to 7 yrs old.

Do you think it's fine to simply have this re-welded?



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We installed a new auto-sliding hitch and one requirement is installing a capture wedge on our Demco Glide Ride pin box. After removing the pin plate we discovered broken welds. There is a minute amount of play in the tube-to-housing connection but I think that can be remedied with a fresh weld. I will be placing a call to Demco on Monday but I'm sure we're on our own with this since we aren't the original owners and I'm fairly sure it's close to 7 yrs old.

Do you think it's fine to simply have this re-welded?



Sure, anything can be repaired and re-welded..........just make sure the person that is doing the repair knows how to properly prepare the crack for welding........and does it properly.
In the picture I see no weld on the back side across from the cracked weld...........that is why it most likely failed. Grind the old weld out, and weld it 360 deg around it.
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Might as well re-do the other joints at the same time?
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I agree with both of you.
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