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I was thinking of running a thin zip disc along the length of the crack and then welding it.
But then I got to thinking maybe I should just weld it as is or perhaps grind a small 'V' and long the crack.
I can and plan on hammering the ends to align.
What would you do and thanks in advance.

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Can we see a bigger picture of where the crack is.
My first thought, just weld it. I assume it's pretty thin steel.
Sorry, no bigger pic at the moment but it's on the top front lip in the center of the bucket.
I now think that I'll drill the small hole, put a quick vee on it, zip it up, grind it and spray it.
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Unfortunately I believe the top of my bucket is beyond my capabilities of completely rehabbing, to the original shape, due to the previous abuse.

I was able to gain a good deal of it by some heat and a 4 ton jack but it is one tuff sob.
I did drill the small hole then welded the top and bottom.

I'm satisfied with how it turned out and am now considering welding a length of small pipe under the lip on the inside.
I'd like to have a grab hook in the center and it would be for light duty work only.

I am not an experienced fabricator but do the best I can.

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