Ever ran into a situation where you needed to splice a tube but didn't want to just butt-weld it? Follow along as Nate shows us a GREAT way to overcome this problem!
This came to me for repair a few weeks back.
After cutting out one bar i was hoping to be able to grind the old weld out and just re-weld it. Alas... That wasn√*t going to happen.
As you can see, someone just didnt have a clue.
So now I√*m stuck with a problem.. i have this gaping hole, that is in a main hoop. To remove the entire tube would entail basically re-doing the entire front 1/2 of this cage. Not going to happen.
So how can i get a good splice in there?
1. Remove section
2. Fit replacement piece. (Note drilled hole)
3. Fab interior splice (Note washer welded to end)
Here√*s where it gets tricky.
If you notice in the crappy picture from step one there is a hole in that tube that the removed section covered up. Luckily for me it was a thru hole, in the factory bar.
Insert your interior splice into your replacement tube with the washer at the coped end. Now place the splice in place.
Using a hammer and drift pound the interior splice into the mating tube, (drift inserted through hole in existing tube) until you can just see the end of it through the hole noted in step 2.
Then weld it all up
This should yield you a splice that 1) accomplishes the job and 2) is stronger than before.
Written by Nate Schuit ($CEEP)