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  1. wow

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    Got in this Mauthe yesterday and couldn't believe the punched S2 and C2 pivots. If these had been properly bushed when the repairer punched them, the job would be easy. Now I've got to fill in the missing brass and bush them. Surprisingly, there was only one other bad bushing..T2 (not too bad). How should I fill in the missing plate sections and make them look good? How do you fill in those punched sections of the plate? Need some advise.
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  2. Willie X

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    I wouldn't worry to much about the cosmetics. A few well placed bushings will make it all better.
    You could use a Bergeon bushing on the worst one. The new bushings will cover most of that damage and the little damage that is not covered will not affect the soundness of the repair.
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  3. BLKBEARD

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    If your looking for improved cosmetics, you could make your own bushings with an oversized O.D.
    or you could use an oversize off the shelf bushing, & go with a bushing within a bushing.
    Either way will be less noticeable than trying to fill the dimples.

    I think Willie has it right that they wont effect the bushings, but you have the first hand view of the plates.
     
  4. roughbarked

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    Yes. The bushing hole, especially if a Bergeon bush is used should mostly take out the punch marks. A little chamfering of this hole before you press the bush in and most of it will be gone.
     
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    Check your depth carefully to make sure you haven't lost center. Fortunately all of the punching was mostly on one side.
     
  6. wow

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    Thank you, gentlemen. So sounds like you all would bush first, then clean it up. Not clean it up and then bush. I like the idea of a Bergeron bush. Will try it this morning and let you know.
     
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    The importance is find the center and try several bushes against what you are faced with and choose the bush that produces the most pleasing results.
     
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    I think any major attempt to make it look better (like making a bigger bushing) would just make it worse for the next guy. I'm with the others, do the best you can with the standard bushings and call it good.
     
  9. wow

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    That's what I did, Shutt, and standard bushings almost covered the punches. Cleaned up area and I think I'll leave it alone. If I start trying to smooth remaining punch holes, it may mess up the bushings. Cosmetics are not as important as good, well-centered bushings.

    Thanks, again, guys. Nice to have help making decisions.
     
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    Will, how about a picture of the finished job.

    David
     
  11. wow

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    Here you go, David: 313755.jpg 313756.jpg
     
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    Nice job, good outcome.
     
  13. wow

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    Thanks, Shimmy. It chimes and strikes in good order now. Guess that's what counts. Don't like the punch holes, but not too bad.
     
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    What it now shows is that though the old repair was done, that you have improved upon it.
     
  15. wow

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    #15 wow, Aug 17, 2017
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    Thanks, Rough. Owner will be happy. It belonged to his late father.
     

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