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Old 5th July 2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default bending cast driver baskets

Has anyone had success in bending back a damaged cast driver basket?
I have a driver that was damaged in shipping.
Is there a right way to attempt a repair?
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Old 5th July 2007, 05:12 PM   #2
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Just send it back. Even if you could bend it, you probably wouldn't get it right all over, and later down the line it might just all crack anyway.
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I just busted a quarter section out of an expensive coax by knocking down when grid power was out - seems like impact would "work harden" the bent area making efforts to straighten dubious/futile
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It's a 1947 Tannoy Monitor Black. The insurance may reimburse me but,
I need to save it either way.
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Tom,

Depends upon how bent and where bent... and more to the point how determined you are to repair. IF it's damaged to the point where you have nothing to lose... then your options are unlimited.

Lets look at worst case and perhaps silly scenario; take it all apart... cut, fixture the pieces and tig weld the frame back together.... re-machine as required.

Heck, I know guys that rescued an airplane which had crashed and lay forgotten for 50+ years in the jungles of Borneo. After that a speaker basket seems kinda easy.

Much is possible if you are willing to throw caution to the wind... and you can find someone who wants a task more for the thrill than the money.

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I am surprised it bent rather than cracked or broke. Aluminum that old tends to get rather brittle. Perhaps pull the cone/VC assembly before attempting or even take it to someone that can offer advice. Got a pic?

EDIT: Cyclotronguy was posting while I was typing.
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How about one of those outfits that straightens aluminum auto rims?
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I think it might be magnesium.
Sorry about the picture but I had to crop it to get it's size down.
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I have tried the rim repair guys but none of them want to try it.
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