I'd start by pricing a drawbar... After that, if I thought it was worth the aggravation... I'd probably see if the bar could be bored concentric again, then install a hardened bushing and weld that in place. I don't know about that particular bar... but a lot of them are a pretty high grade of spring steel. They don't weld easily and don't last if not done correctly...
Re: egg shaped drawbar hole repair in reply to RodInNS, 05-22-2013 20:13:40
That would be the way I'd fix it.
I never run across any draw bar that seemed to have spring steel in them. I have at least two that I bent down and they sure didn't bend back on their own. I have one in my Farmall C now that is bent down some. I have extended for the power take off from the crimper and bailer. I pain to move in or out. I have replaced two over the years with hot roll bar on Olivers and they didn't bend. The ones I bent I had the drawbar extended and hooked onto a heavy down load which I should not have.
Re: egg shaped drawbar hole repair in reply to Dick L, 05-24-2013 07:56:54
Ford bars are spring steel. They'll bend probably 30 degrees or more under load but they always spring back... You definitely don't weld them with 6011 as someone suggested. Personally... if I was welding on one it would be done with a Sodel 335. Then again... you never wear the hold out on a Ford bar either.
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