When it comes to build or repair a race car, adding threads to tubing may be necessary. One of the safest and simplest ways to adapting tube ends for threads is through FK Bearings weldable tube ends. FK Bearings offers them in a variety of sizes for almost any application including Heim joints or connecting bolts that may be needed on any project car or race application.
From the chassis, steering, and suspension, Heim joints are found all over race vehicles, which makes weldable tube ends indispensable for builders. Machined from 4130 chromoly steel for added strength, durability, and weight savings, these weldable rod ends make it incredibly simple to find the thread adapter you need to start, finish, or repair your vehicle.
Using the tube adapter is as simple as preparing the tube for welding and making sure the adapter fits snugly inside the tube. Then chamfer the end of the tube for good weld penetration. Some builders drill a pilot hole in the tube where the tube end adapter sits in the tube. Not only does this act as a vent for the expanding air that may be trapped in the tube, it also provides a means of anchoring the tube adapter in the tube.
For those who need left hand threaded weldable tube ends, then the folks at FK Bearings make it incredibly simple to find the part that you need; after locating the size that is required for your application simply add an “L” to the part number. According to the company, the left hand thread parts feature a distinctive mark around the outside diameter for easy identification and to save time as well as a few thrown wrenches.
To make sure that everything works properly, FK suggests that all weldable tube ends are installed by a skilled welder. For specific sizes and further technical information take a few minutes to explore the FK Bearings‘ website.