Cracked steel rim. Weld it or recycle?

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  1. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    I am currently running chrome Ford GT styled rims. One of them has a crack where the center is welded to the rim. The crack is very thin but it leaks air. The question is it safe to weld the crack or would it be unsafe due to what I think is metal fatigue. At work I am surrounded by some very talented welders so the welding is easy and will cost about a six pack. A matching new rim is about 200 ranchero bucks shipped which is way cheaper than a failure. Would appreciate your input.
     
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  2. Dyno

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    I'd do the new rim. Safety of you and car.
    Cheaper than other repairs due to failure.
     
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    I guess I answered my own question a while ago when I found out the rim was cracked. Best to find a new/different rim. Thanks for chiming in.
     
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  5. Jeff B

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    Thanks Clark. Contacted them.
     
  6. PonyExpressRider

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    new definitely the better choice... balancing that wheel after welding might be interesting too.

    MACs/Dearborn Classics/Ecklers carry's them as well.
     

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