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    Default Any experience in Pewter?

    Hi Guys,

    Does any of you have experience in working with pewter?

    I have a 1972 Mitsubishi Colt 1100f Bakkie and it's drivers outside door handle is broken. Finding parts for this vehicle worldwide is next to impossible. I am left with having to repair this unit.

    I am not even 100% sure, but I am pretty sure it is Pewter.

    You can clearly see that the metal is shredded:


    Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated!

    I don't even know where to go to have it repaired. Nevermind repairing it myself.... Ai tog
    Last edited by Clouder; 2017/11/07 at 02:23 PM.
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Is it the bakkie that looked like this car?
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    It's not likely to be Pewter as it's just too soft for that application.
    Most likely a very poor quality casting using sweepings off the foundry floor for material.
    Kind of like old Japanese motorcycle engine casings when you try to weld them.....
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clouder View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Does any of you have experience in working with pewter?

    I have a 1972 Mitsubishi Colt 1100f Bakkie and it's drivers outside door handle is broken. Finding parts for this vehicle worldwide is next to impossible. I am left with having to repair this unit.

    I am not even 100% sure, but I am pretty sure it is Pewter.

    You can clearly see that the metal is shredded:


    Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated!

    I don't even know where to go to have it repaired. Nevermind repairing it myself.... Ai tog
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Yes it is:


    Eish... OK I'll see if I can find someone like that... so this part should be aluminium weldable?
    Last edited by Clouder; 2017/11/08 at 08:14 AM.
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Why not get it 3D printed? Not sure how strong the plastics are, but it might be worthwhile.

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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Any idea what the costs would be for a plastic printed item such as this?
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Have a look at Techniloy - it joins virtually all metals.

    There's a supplier near you in Roodepoort West just off Main Reef Road.
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clouder View Post
    Any idea what the costs would be for a plastic printed item such as this?
    I would guess under R500. Best is to contact someone that does it. There is a thread on MyBB about this and people who actually do it for a living. Think there might be a thread here too.

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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    The problem with the old Jap alloy castings is that they are made out of a patented highly secret material called Schittmetal and it is virtually impossible to weld successfully.

    You have a few choices, as stated, have a copy cast or a 3D printed copy or break out your hacksaw, files etc and make one.
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    Default Re: Any experience in Pewter?

    Hi yes I would be pewter.... Not many welders can weld it, we used to melt the lids of the old 220 ltr drums make a thin welding rod and weld them....

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