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Guahantoyz671 02-11-2020 01:01 PM

Custom links
 
What’s the cheapest and most reasonable way to make custom links?. Not trying to go crazy just wanna get the feel of how to do it the cheap way. Any info is much appreciated


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svt923 02-11-2020 01:26 PM

Re: Custom links
 
8-32 all thread with some 1/4" brake line over the threads is the common way people have been building cheap links forever. I'm not really a fan of this method but it works.

I don't have any special tools but have used the following methods:

1/4" stainless tubing drilled and tapped for M4 set screws (this process sucks and is very hard on drill bits and taps).

https://i.imgur.com/N89mVFMl.jpg

1/4" aluminum tubing drilled and tapped for M4 set screws (much easier with aluminum than stainless, links aren't as strong though)

https://i.imgur.com/vSFXHu1l.jpg

3/16" steel rod threaded with 8-32 die (relatively easy and makes durable links, just don't use stainless steel or you will hate yourself for trying to thread it)

https://i.imgur.com/D7tNkUfl.jpg

ProjektONE 02-12-2020 05:35 AM

Re: Custom links
 
Lots of great options! Thanks SVT!

Guahantoyz671 02-12-2020 04:32 PM

Re: Custom links
 
As far as bending what’s the best or easiest method to bend links without snapping them?


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TheLetterJ 02-12-2020 05:06 PM

Re: Custom links
 
Brake line tubing bender is my method of choice. Cheap ones like this are available at most auto parts stores: https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing...SABEgJKaPD_BwE

Guahantoyz671 02-13-2020 11:30 AM

Re: Custom links
 
Would heat bend it easier by hand or just stick with the brake line bender?


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