Is there a special welding process to be used in this case? I think these sockets are chrome moly. Of course, I want to be especially careful being so near to the end of the crank and not damage it, either. I've considered two other options overnight (plenty of time to think).
Tapping the inside perimeter of the socket to thread a hardened bolt in and use the head (with washers underneath) to pry against.
Drilling a drift pin hole through the entire socket (as well as the rachet handle end that goes inside the socket) and inserting a drift pin to hold it together while prying it out.
Still not sure if the socket might shatter if I try to drill it. If so, then I'm in big trouble.
Thanks sincerely for your thoughts and ideas. Oh yeah. My wife thinks she is getting a new car out of this. I'm trying my best to avoid that scenario. :)
Monday, September 1st, 2008 AT 8:47 AM