Post by Allen Gasper on Apr 7, 2011 7:25:32 GMT -8
Like a lot of people, my turn signal lever arm was broken in two held together by some wrapped tin. Like a lot of people I looked into finding another turn-signal lever assembly, very rare, very expensive.
Iverson Automotive has an excellent reputation amongst muscle car and hot rod owners. He has done some very difficult work and specializes in pot metal, a variety of finishes and difficult metals that many believe impossible to repair.
He repaired my turn signal lever and you would have never have know it was broken. Clean, smooth, terrific condition. $75.
George did a great job, just don't be in a hurry to get your work done. He is a one man band and takes his time getting to it and repairing it. Be patient.
I just wanted to recommend his service to other people who might have something, pot metal or otherwise, that needed loking at.
It's GREAT to hear you've found a repair shop for your broken turn signal arm. My question (and many others may also be) is was the repaired arm reinforced somehow to prevent future breakage? Inquiring minds want to know. I've got a boxful of broken arms that (if repaired & reinforced) could make a lot of owners really happy.
Post by Allen Gasper on Apr 8, 2011 13:41:24 GMT -8
It was not reinforced. George assured me that the repair would be significatnyl stonger than any area of original pot metal and the odds of it breaking before or aft the original break was minimal. I agreed.
I wish I took pictures, but trust me - this is no slouch job, it looked like it came from VW when it was done.
Post by Remco de Bruijn on Apr 18, 2011 8:57:21 GMT -8
Any chance on getting (at least some) of the levers repaired? Last saturday I found out that my lever is broken too. Not the lever itself, but one of the metal clips inside that keep it from falling back.
I have been able to weld one back together using this:http://www.muggyweld.com/potmetal.html It is a really a solder. I would also reinforce it by taking a small metal screw, cutting off the head then screwing it into both end of the break where the flasher wire goes. Then the weld only has to keep it from rotating. (I don't know if that makes any sense). the only problem is the flasher wire isn't totally hidden.