Bent Lug Repair - Any Suggestion?

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Re: Bent Lug Repair - Any Suggestion?

#11 Post by GreenBayStamps » Fri Feb 04, 2022 10:44 am

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I use a spreader. It's like pliers but opposite. When you put the ends between the lugs, you squeeze the handles, and it speeds them apart. Like anything else, you have to be careful as you can break a lug right off.

I found this pic on the net at worthpoint. ... 3830627606

That looks a little scary! :shock: I'm sure I would break something with that!!!
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Re: Bent Lug Repair - Any Suggestion?

#12 Post by Nookster » Fri Feb 11, 2022 8:22 am

Agree, you have to go slow and don't rush. Done a bunch of them in the past, only broke one and that was 30 some years ago when I was practicing on a spare beat up case, I suggest you practice with a case you don't need or is not usable.
You have to go slow is all.
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Re: Bent Lug Repair - Any Suggestion?

#13 Post by retroworx » Fri Apr 08, 2022 2:57 am

Anyone know where I can get one of the spreader tools/pliers that Mark shows in the above post?
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Re: Bent Lug Repair - Any Suggestion?

#14 Post by Movintage » Sun May 22, 2022 3:03 pm

Just look in a store that sells auto tools. Look for snap/split ring pliers. The’ll do the trick. They come with a flat nose , pointed and multi head.

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