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    Jan 11, 2018, 5:30 AM - Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #1

    Had the handy man at work offer to remove and shape my dring and clip from my recently purchased Vintage from Roman...The next day this was sitting on my desk Click image for larger version. 

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    Does anyone have any ideas what if anything can be done? As you can imagine i am devistated!
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    Jan 11, 2018, 5:50 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #2

    Now this is where the true propmaker has to become creative ... so perhaps you can just use the part on the left with a rivet and if need be some glue to create this :



    Check first if additional slow bending to hold the D-ring properly is really necessary ... remember measure twice, do once ... this goes for cutting, bending and before using a so-called handyman ...

    Cha´m
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    Jan 11, 2018, 6:09 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #3

    Thanks sym-cha, at this point im taking all creative suggestions i can get after picking my jaw up off of the floor...yet to find out what happend to it but thanks so much for the idea! keep them coming guys! hate seeing vintage items like this
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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #4

    You could try soldering the pieces back together from the inside portion of the bracket. I haven't tried this but maybe other members have and could chime in.
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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:43 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #5

    Wow, that's awful @Rachen ! I almost wonder "Why bother reshaping it?". I'm with @el toro ! But make sure you solder the D-Ring inside the clamp as you solder it back together. I doubt the solder would hold the parts together if you tried to slip the D-Ring back within clamp after that kind of failure when it was one solid piece. Keep the D-Ring away from the solder joint as best you can to help prevent it from being siezed by any solder flowing through the backside of the seam you're soldering. You might get the bottom piece and the middle piece soldered from the inside, but the top to middle weld will have to be from the outside. Maybe do it in reverse so that any solder left on the outside will be hidden below the fold of the clamp! AGAIN, make sure the D-Ring is in place before you make that second weld to close the clamp!!!

    Good Luck on your repair!
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    Jan 13, 2018, 9:35 PM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #6

    Yes, you could also JB weld or JB putty stick it together. it won't have the same spring strength though.

    You could also cut some metal and bend it into this shape. You may have to whack at it a bit, but 1-2 mm aluminum should work?

    not a bad idea, it won't be vintage but it will be your own handiwork. You could cut 1 mm aluminum with tough scissors or snips and a hacksaw would rip through it like butter!
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    Jan 13, 2018, 11:58 PM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #7

    Maybe find a piece of metal that is somewhat thin that you can use as a backing for the pieces to attach to and hopefully doesn't show much?
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    Jan 20, 2018, 3:35 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #8

    Just an Update for you all, thanks for the suggestions I managed to find an Antique Metals Repair place who spent 3 hours working on it (Probably took it to intensive care :P) And brought it back to life!
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    Jan 20, 2018, 3:41 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #9

    Looks good. Did they weld it? How does the seam look? Did Shecky the Handy Man pay for the repair?
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    Jan 21, 2018, 10:11 AM - Re: Vintage ANH D Ring & Clip disaster...any ideas? #10

    Fantastic result! Did they do a double take when you presented them with a d-ring instead of a piece of jewelry?


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