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chevy3755
09-21-2010, 02:23 PM
was looking for some ideas on how to fix the swervel end of a c clamp.....i found several large ones at the scrap yard without the swervel end...

RKW
09-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Swervels? Really?

chevy3755
09-21-2010, 02:49 PM
yea...the part thats on the end of the threaded shaft you tighten againist

ranger302
09-21-2010, 02:57 PM
I have welded worn out impact swivel sockets. The ball and pin style.

RKW
09-21-2010, 02:59 PM
Oh, swivel ;-)


yea...the part thats on the end of the threaded shaft you tighten againist

TGTool
09-21-2010, 03:01 PM
Chevy,

Not hard. You machine the pad the way you want it and on the back side machine a hollow cylinder with the depth of the hole in the middle just a little more than half the diameter of the ball. Thin the top edge of the cylinder on the outside to make it easier to swedge. Stick it on the ball, then use a punch to curl the cylinder edge inward so it doesn't fall off. If you want to be even more professional you can use a ball endmill or D-drill the same size as the ball to form the bottom of the hole in the new pad.

Before you put too much effort into them you might also look them over to see if they've been sprung so the screw will no longer meet the anvil on the other side. Maybe the original owners salvaged the pads and threw the rest away. :D

chevy3755
09-22-2010, 06:23 AM
thank you TGTOOL...............

RobbieKnobbie
09-22-2010, 11:53 AM
...to make it easier to swedge....


Swedge? Is that like Swervel? :D

dp
09-22-2010, 12:15 PM
Frank Ford has a solution: http://www.frets.com/HomeShopTech/Products/ClampFeet/clampfeet.html

portlandRon
09-22-2010, 12:27 PM
You can get replacment pads from a McMaster Carr or a "good" local Hardware store. They a less then $2.00 for one inch size.

Fasttrack
09-22-2010, 12:59 PM
Swedge? Is that like Swervel? :D

:D Swervel is to Swivel as Swedge is to Swage ;)

TGTool
09-22-2010, 01:30 PM
Swedge? Is that like Swervel? :D

Look it up - Oxford English Dict. Swervel might be Ox. Eng. dicked - couldn't find that one. :D

bob_s
09-22-2010, 03:05 PM
New definition: swervel = swivel that doesn't stay on

TGTool
09-22-2010, 03:33 PM
New definition: swervel = swivel that doesn't stay on

Maybe that's the part on a sprung clamp where the clamp pad is going off to the Jones's.

chevy3755
09-22-2010, 04:44 PM
i apologize for my spelling................thank you to the guys that were helpful......

rohart
09-22-2010, 06:06 PM
A swervel is what happens when you swivel that steering wheel too fast !

Fasttrack
09-22-2010, 07:18 PM
Hey Chevy3755 - We're just giving you crap. I make horrible spelling mistakes ALL the time. ;) :)

garagemark
09-22-2010, 07:26 PM
Hey Chev man, don't sweat these guys. They would do the same stuff to their moms. I think they only screw with people they like. Roll with em now and then give it back to em one piece at a time. ;)

RobbieKnobbie
09-22-2010, 09:37 PM
Hey, nothing personal to anyone, just having some fun!:D

RKW
09-22-2010, 09:47 PM
Yep, same here. Just kidding around. :D

Toolguy
09-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Most shops I've worked at we'd carry on like that at each other all day. Makes the time go faster.

dp
09-22-2010, 10:21 PM
A bunch of years ago a Harley group decided to get together in Vermont for a weekend party. It's been going on every year since. Onliest problem is, the first post said "Vermort Run" and it's been called that ever since. It's part of what makes life fun.

Don't pet the sweaty things.

TGTool
09-22-2010, 10:45 PM
And I understand the term "filking" for making up and singing song parodies arose at a conference where they intended to have FOLK singing. It updates old classics like Hi Fly the Nazgul O.