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    451 Lift Rod Repair

    We finally got snow last night so I was able to use my 451 for the first time. There was a slight kink in the rod when I got it from the previous owner and it failed today when trying to lift the snowblower when it was caked full of heavy wet snow.

    How do I go about repairing this? Tools are somewhat limited. I don’t have the means to reproduce the whole rod but I do have a decent welder.

    My thoughts are to grind the threaded rod part of it flat and then weld a bolt to the end of it. So I could still adjust as needed. Of course this is assuming I can get the threaded part out of the end. I think there are enough threads to grab it.

    Any other thoughts?
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    Tanner
    Elk River, Minnesota

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    Yeah.... cut off what's left and weld some all thread to it. I suggest making it at least 1" longer than it was. Mine is a bit too short.
    ~Jonathan
    Oblong, Illinois

    Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

    I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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      #3
      Thanks Jon, I didn’t think about all thread. Did exactly as you suggested and I just got in from finishing the driveway. It worked great. It’s been raining since this morning so it’s all slush. Heavy stuff, I’m impressed with the blower.
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      Tanner
      Elk River, Minnesota

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        #4
        Looks great!
        ~Jonathan
        Oblong, Illinois

        Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's obsolete!

        I've got a lot of Cubs in the barn....but I have more implements/attachments!

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          #5
          That should work for a while.
          Cory.



          One piece at a time...

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