Re: Bike Bobber Welding thr Brake Arm Together
Welding the Brake Arm Together
Again let me say that if I had some lighter gauge steel lying around I would have used it. Also there are many different fabrication methods that can be used. I'm using the slit and weld method. If I had a pipe bender, or break press, or a torch set I would use other methods to shape the brake arm. Some might say what I'm doing is crude, yep it is... crude and effective.
So the two half's of the brake arm are ready to butt weld together. MIG welding is easier and faster, but in this case TIG welding will be more effective. I aligned the two strips of u-channel in a bench vise and squeezed them together securely. Squeezing them together while welding and letting each section cool in the vise will straighten the arm out with no fuss.