Belt buckle repair

  1. 123hotchef Member

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    ha ha thanks for the advice though maybe ill still try it would be a good practice piece the map was too much i think!
     
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  2. tom2207 Member

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    good time to find a lump of brass plate and start making one similar ,,, be a nicer gift than something store bought ,, Im seeing lots of hammering and dremmel work ahead.
     
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  3. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Don't throw that buckle out yet !
    Got a simple idea for you to salvage it. Will post photos shortly.

    Edit: Ok, you might consider this. Find two different size pop-rivets, where one will fit through the barrel of the other. Cut the larger rivet barrel to length needed. Drill an appropriate size hole through the eye of the figure on the buckle and fit the rivet to provide the belt catch.
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    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020
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  4. tom2207 Member

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    try some of that low temp alloy solder , Muggy weld springs to mind.
     
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  5. graffian

    graffian Seer unto the end of his beard

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    I had a belt with buckle made of crap and the curved broke off. I had watched someone try
    to repair one, braze then solder and finaly epoxy on a similar buckle; so I wasn't going to
    attempt anything like that.
    I drilled a hole though the buckle and put a 5/16" nut and bolt though it, I shaped
    the exposed bit of bolt like the old peg.
     
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  6. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Not sure how thick your buckle is, but in my edited post above, I used a piece of 16 gage copper I happened to have.
     
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