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twin stick 205, how did you fab the levers???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by arq, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    I'm gonna twin stick my 205, just need some ideas of how to go about creating/fabing the linkage/levers for it. i have a 72 with 2" body lift, so i think i have plenty of space under there. don't want to spend too many pesos, and don't care much about cosmetics. just want it functional.

    i have thought about the front HI, rear LOW situation. i am thinking about putting some stops on the linkage/rods so as to prevent it from doing that. I.E., if i am in 4HI and want front LOW i would only shift the front lever and make it pull the rear out of hi and into neutral.

    ideas/solutions very welcome

    ARQ.
     
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    HEY GO TO MY WEB SITE AND LOOK ON THE PHOTO PAGE AND ONE IS ON MY WORK BENCH. LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE PICS.
     
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    hey if u need rod ends or material u know where to go /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
  4. Alaska Offroad

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    I guess this is a well kept secret, cause I have been looking and looking myself. I already did the grinding. Just need some good exapmples of a lever system. Those pics show some levers, but where is the linkage?????
     
  6. arq

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    these pics were exactly what i was looking for, thanks all.

    ARQ.

    PS: andy, i'll be seeing you soon. get the parts ready /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Cool thanks, that is the pic I was looking for.
    But for some reason, mine does not seem quite so straight forward.
     
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    I thought the same thing when I was doin it too. I just dug in. I had to re-do some of it and probably will again, so that it works "Just Right" I now have a good starting point. The stuff all works but it could use a little improvement just like any thing else I guess. I am going to make most of the brackets and the shift levers on our CNC Mill so that I can duplicate them for my next Doubler.
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The stuff all works but it could use a little improvement just like any thing else I guess.

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    what impovements could it use?? it looks very well made, if you ask me.

    how do you keep it from shifting into front HI and rear LOW or vise-versa??

    ARQ.
     
  11. Alaska Offroad

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    if you look at the pics of the shift rails, http://www.alaskaoffroad.com/tech_2.htm you can see how they need to be modified for twin-stick opperation. It is these modifications that prevent it from being shifted into high and low at the same time. (you leave the shift rods in the case as well as the detent balls)

    As far as improvements:
    Id like to make Aluminum Linkages with male Heims, and add some extra beef to the brackets (for those panic shifts;) and I'd aslo like to re-work the levers so that they look a little more uniform. Im not going to do anything until I drive it a little though.
     
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    ARQ,

    Do me a big favor if your not going the doubler route just yet and just twin sticking the 205, document all your pieces for me. Or if you want let me know what it would take to get you to fab up a second set. I'm in a spot I don't have any fab shops available to my use. And I'd like the double stick.

    Pics would be good too.

    Thanks
    Les
     
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    andy,
    go ahead and order the parts. i am sure you could sell the rest as a kit or something.

    LKJR, will do.

    ARQ.
     
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    How reliable is the shifting after you "alter" the shift rails?

    I plan to have a daily driver and a wheele, so i don't want to be in 2hi and then it suddenly slips intoneutral ar something else. I see that you notched the rail out so that thereis no longer three seperate locing positions.....will it be sloppy and want to move around?
    I also want to know if it wil lmake it harder to find the gears if i wanted to fo in to 4hi or 4lo.

    I plan to modify a DANA 300 twinstick because that is what a lot of people without access to machine work have done.

    please let me know
     

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