1957 grill screen tabs Broke

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1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Command52 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:52 pm

Im in the process of replacing the screen in my grill on my 57 cub, My problem is a couple ot the tabs that hold the screen in are broke. Can i purchase these strips with the retainers and how are they installed rivets. Weld ect Thank You Billy

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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:44 pm

I think you'll need to make them. I would guess they were spot welded in place. If you know someone that has a stud welder (used by auto body guys to pull out dents) that would also work.
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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Command52 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:51 pm

I think i have seen them used on something else but just cant remember

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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:56 pm

I think the replacement clips/tabs will need to be brazed or silver soldered in place. Welding would probably just blow through the thin sheet metal.
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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Jim Becker » Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:18 pm

I've seen grill screens glued in with small blobs of JB Weld. If done carefully, it can't be seen from the outside. One advantage is that it won't hurt the paint on the front side.

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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby goxu1 » Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:20 am

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I'm going thru the same job with my '57 grill
Mine had half missing and the other half broke when I tried to moved them.
Anyways , I measured them up the best I could and laser cut some more
I got the old ones off using a spot weld drill. It worked effortlessly.
I'm going plug weld the strips on using the small holes in the strip.
I'll gladly cut you some if you want to wait for them to get to you...
Cripes - I thought I'd never get one.

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Re: 1957 grill screen tabs Broke

Postby Command52 » Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:56 pm

PM sent Thank You


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