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 [GI] Rigid Spherical Sway Bar End Links 
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I will be doing machine work tomorrow making the coupling nuts. The rod ends should arrive by the end of next week at which point I have to do a little more cutting. I anticipate shipping before the 17th of Oct.

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October 03 2008, 11:49 AM
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I started making the nuts and was having trouble getting things really accurate. I have secured the use of a metal lathe. This will make the quality really nice and less work for me too.

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October 10 2008, 1:49 PM
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Cool! can't wait to get them! :D


October 11 2008, 12:59 AM
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I'm very excite! Yes, high five!

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Image YES!..... :confused2: I mean yeah I like sway bar linkages! :lol:


October 11 2008, 2:04 AM
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So what's the status?


October 15 2008, 12:45 PM
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Getting time on the lathe has been a bit difficult. I have arranged some time tomorrow so I will hopefully be able to get the bulk of my fabrication done then. The rod ends have just arrived, but I will not be able to pick them up untill Friday as I will be working on the lathe tomorrow. I may be a few days later than I had hoped, but nothing major.

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October 15 2008, 4:30 PM
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If it would be any easier, I wouldn't mind if they were square instead of hex.

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Sorry, Hex it is.

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October 15 2008, 4:52 PM
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I spent about 4 hours on the lathe this evening and got a good bit done. Still have a couple nights in the shop before everything's ready. Sorry for the delays. I am picking up the rod ends tomorrow and hopefully will have everything done in a few days.

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94' GS, black on black, now in several small pieces...and one large crushed piece.
2007 Mazda3 GT Sport --- super fun
2004 Honda RC51 --- Lost forever to some theavin' bastard
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October 17 2008, 1:41 AM
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Stone cold funky fresh dope!

On a fly tip.

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October 17 2008, 12:17 PM
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I will be back at the lathe tomorrow morning to try to get our stuff finished. I'll take a few pictures for entertainment value.

I am not going to be able to deliver until sometime next week I'm afraid. I'm going full bore now. I hope you're all not too angry with me.

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93' GS SE, the Black Beast, the former love of my life...soon to be gutted and crushed.
94' GS, black on black, now in several small pieces...and one large crushed piece.
2007 Mazda3 GT Sport --- super fun
2004 Honda RC51 --- Lost forever to some theavin' bastard
My Worklog
My feedback thread
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October 17 2008, 3:12 PM
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The rage is consuming me... :wink:

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October 17 2008, 7:33 PM
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So I was in the shop today for about 5 or 6 hours. I had started last week and gotten quite a bit done but I wasn't happy with the quality, so today I basically started over. Here's what you do...

You start with some 5/8" steel Hex bar stock and a band saw. Here I'm cutting 24, ~1" long pieces.

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Then you move over to the lathe. First you face the work to make it square...

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Then you center drill...

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Then you drill...

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Then you make them pretty...

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Then you turn them around and face them to length and make the other end pretty and voila...you have a bunch of 3/4" long coupling nuts. Except that they're not threaded yet.

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Tomorrow night I will be finishing threading and painting the coupling nuts and figuring out how to clamp the rod ends to cut them down to size.

Here's what $1000 worth of rod ends looks like in case you were wondering.

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So there's my Sunday in a nutshell. I hope to be finished everything tomorrow. I'll let you all know.

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94' RS/GS/MS/CF Monster Turbo...coming soon.
93' GS SE, the Black Beast, the former love of my life...soon to be gutted and crushed.
94' GS, black on black, now in several small pieces...and one large crushed piece.
2007 Mazda3 GT Sport --- super fun
2004 Honda RC51 --- Lost forever to some theavin' bastard
My Worklog
My feedback thread
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.


October 20 2008, 2:08 AM
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Looking good!
I'm wondering:
Are you going to shorted the rod ends?
How much adjustability will there be?
Will they be opposite threaded on each end?

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October 20 2008, 10:54 AM
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