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?'s for guy's that made there own draglink for x over

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by captain chaos, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. captain chaos

    captain chaos 1/2 ton status

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    ?\'s for guy\'s that made there own draglink for x over

    i'm looking for the size of tubing you used to make you're drag link.
    i don't know alot about metal specific's, so tell me exactly what to walk into the metal shop and ask for.(please /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif)
    also i have been told to use es2027L and es2026R drag link end's, is this right?
    i toke a tie rod off one of my spare front's and was going to cut it down and use it. but after looking at it it just seemed to thin and had a little bend in it.
    thank's
    dave
     
  2. Waxer

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    Re: ?\'s for guy\'s that made there own draglink for x over

    I used 1.5" DOM (Drawn over Mandrel) tubing, 1/4" wall for my Drag Link. I used the Avalanche tube adapters which are weld on ends that are threaded.

    This has been proven to a few others to be a weak link and I will be re-doing my draglink with the appropriate size for tapping.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. white-rhyno

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    Re: ?\'s for guy\'s that made there own draglink for x over

    I just took an old tie-rod and cut it up. Then welded it back together. Worked great until i ordered a bent one from ORD.
     
  4. captain chaos

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    Re: ?\'s for guy\'s that made there own draglink for x over

    that's what i am looking for is one that is thich enough to have threaded for the end's.
    was trying to stay away from welding one together for fear of that being the weak link.
    is 1.5 thick enough to do this? if not what is?
    how about the end's??
    dave
     
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    Re: ?\'s for guy\'s that made there own draglink for x over

    The ends you definitely want to run the ones you listed up above. Those are the 1 ton ends that have a higher degree of movement over the other ones.
     

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