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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Eagan MN
drag link
Posted by hotrod jim on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:30 AM

how do you go about making the drag links from a aluimiun tube.

I tried to cut the plastic drag link from the kit and shave it down to fit into the tube.but it so small it ended up breaking.

  • Member since
    February, 2004
Posted by 70mach1 on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 2:46 PM

       Instead of plastic how about a piece of wire?

  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by TomZ on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:29 PM
Yeah, I typically use brass rod for that kind of thing. Not only is it strong but it doesn't have mold lines! I find it helpful to drill a small hole or dimple in the link arm to help locate the end of the rod. It is available in every conceivable size. Alternatively, plastic rod works very well and is also available in a ton of sizes from .010" up.
  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Eagan MN
Posted by hotrod jim on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 6:00 AM

Thanks Guy's...

I'm building a T- bucket roaster and really want to use the aluminun tubes polish look..

I will drill the ends out, like mention and use a pins to hold the drag link ends in with some glue.

the pin fit perfectly into the rod..an a number 74 drill bit seem to be the size for the pin holes.

  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by TomZ on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 5:28 PM
Bare Metal Foil is always an option if the tube doesn't work out.

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