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Any CK5 vendors able to make these?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Leadfoot, Jun 2, 2006.

  1. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would like to make the ends using heims (and make my own brackets). I'm assuming that the folks that make the HD tierods would be able to do it but at what cost??. I know my tie-rod was not cheap and it's shorter than this type of bar, plus I would need two (can you say shipping weight :eek1: ).

    I had MOO do my last tie-rod but they are out of business. I will have to take some measurements, but I would say the bars would need to be 6-7 feet, strong, and with the ends threaded for heims.
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That looks like a total DIY project....

    • Buy a section of DOM or HREW
    • Get the weld-in threaded inserts (lots of fab shops sell them)
    • Buy the heims to match
    • Weld parts together (or have a buddy do it)
    • Install
    • Enjoy!
    Am I missing something? That looks like nothing more than a simple tube with threaded ends???? :dunno:
     
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    This may be a stupid question but what purpose do those serve?
     
  4. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Greg, if I could source the DOM or HREW locally I would. The other question is when I do locate it, I'm not sure what specs I would need (Tube diameter, wall thickness, etc).

    alf4444: The bars help prevent axle wrap and subsequent wheel hop due to axle rotation and flexing leaf springs. These types of bars are mainly for drag racing or truck pulling and are not really suited for trail use.
     
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    I could make them. But I'm not a vendor. Like Greg said, shouldn't be a hard DIY.
     
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    I built a set like that for my '49 pickup. Just got some heims from summit brought them to a machine shop and bought some thick wall tube big enough to fit the threaded end in. Then I welded nuts to the ends of the rod and fabbed up some brackets.
     
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    Use some 1 3/4" 3/4" wall DOM and get 1" tube adapters. I paid $10 a foot for the steel. Just look in the phone book for steel suppliers.

    You could also use 1 1/2" 1/2" wall DOM if you wanted. I paid $6 a foot for it.
     
  8. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    those things are so long thay will flex bad like a diving board. i would look in the search arcives for anti wrap bar pics and build one of them first. it will work much better in the long run.

    we just had a local guy with the fabtech bars and he loved them. but when he upgraded to 46" mickey tompson claws he had the wrap back. so he added a second bushing and mount to the axle end and he said it was 200% better than before.
     
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    SweetK30 is right. For big power, tires, you need 2 bars and mounts at axle.
     
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    I could build them for you. We usually have some 1.3125" x .3125" wl. DOM tube around for tie rods and draglinks and the like. Never really advertised making the draglinks and tie rods but we do. Otherwise we could go heavier all the way around and avoid the threaded inserts. What heims were you thinking? I'd go min. 3/4 x 3/4. Probably a bit bigger though.
     
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    Haha, like we said...a DIY job :D
     
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