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Posted: 9/12/2004 6:09:18 AM EST
So, with the ones that are pinned and welded over, how do we get them to fold?

At 12:00:01 of course!
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:52:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 8:00:12 PM EST by kinaed]
See my next message...
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:25:55 AM EST
Id generally just cut the locking thingee in it in 2 and disassemble the rest, or just cut the whole dang thing off and get a new unmolested one to install... Not that I have done it yet
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:15:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/12/2004 7:33:44 PM EST by kinaed]



1. Using a Dremel, grind down the weld on the right side of the folder mechanism until flush with folder lug.


2. Locate the outline of the 1/8th inch diameter solid pin. It may be difficult to see.

3. Using a mallet and 1/8th inch punch, tap the pin down into the center of the mechanism.


4. Et Viola!

To be Done:

5. Fill hole with QuickSteel.

6. File down excess QS to proper fit and contour.


7. Apply preferred finish/rust treatment.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:50:11 PM EST
Thanks
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 7:52:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 1:40:14 PM EST
Need some help, I carefully ground away the spot weld smooth, it revealed the pin, using a 1/8" punch tried to drive the pin in, it moved very little and won't go any further. I used a very firm tap with a small hammer.

Now what? Damn Murphy!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 8:21:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By hapjack:
Need some help, I carefully ground away the spot weld smooth, it revealed the pin, using a 1/8" punch tried to drive the pin in, it moved very little and won't go any further. I used a very firm tap with a small hammer.

Now what? Damn Murphy!



Keep hitting it. The pin has to clear the outer lug, so a good 1/16" or more of movement is needed.
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