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Old 04 August 2009, 15:41   #1
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Broken planing plate on Suzzi 250

A good friend of mine had an unfortunate accident by hitting rumble in water and broke part of planning plate on his Suzuki DF 250.

Will it be wiseable to repair and if so where ?

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Old 04 August 2009, 16:56   #2
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Bogi - this thread might be useful: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...chemical+metal
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Thanks Polwart, it was interested thread but will not help in this case as we do not have the missing part from the cavitation plate..... didnīt remember the right word when I started the thread.

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Find someone who can tig weld - should be easy enough to do.
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I donīt trust anyone over here to do it properly, have contacted company in Minnesota, USA, so perhaps make a quick trip to Minneapolis

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Thats a very simple repair for someone with a TIG welder.
find a sheet metal worker, or manufacturer of aluminium tanks, radiators , intercoolers, or truck bodies. get them to tig in a suitable size and shape piece, welding it inch at a time and leaving to cool. finish it off with grinder/metallic grade filler and paint.

or buy a new gerabox
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I donīt trust anyone over here to do it properly, have contacted company in Minnesota, USA, so perhaps make a quick trip to Minneapolis

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Very surprised to hear you say that. Having seen the impressive standard of the vehicles converted to use on the ice and snow, I would have thought you would be spoilt for choice??
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There must be some good aluminium welders in iceland. If you really don't trust them then you could always drop the bottom leg - stick it on a pallet - and send it to the UK - surely closer than the USA???

Or offer someone a free holiday in Iceland - inverter TIGs are small and light enough to carry!!!
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yep those inverter scratch start tig/stick welders are great and portable for small jobs. Its carrying a "L" size argon cylinder that kills the portability! You can get "high"pressure disposable canisters now that hold enough gas to do a small job.
My little inverter will run a 5mm rod and is lighter than a couple of bricks.
I would probably attack that repair with the MIG anyway, welly the weld in there and cool it before it jiggers the seals, then attack it with a 4" grinder to finish it before a skim of filler and a coat of paint.
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New gearbox beeing ordered today from Germany.

We will look into repairing it at a later date and keep as spare

Thank you all for your comments, all highly appreciated

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