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#1 glgrumpy ONLINE  

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 08:23 PM

Just got my 1650 three point home. It doesn't have the top link with it. I see in parts book where it goes on that center machined area and doesn't look real hard to make maybe? Anyone have one to sell or any parts of it? Anyone ever try to make one? Left hand threads are the biggest problem. Might just have to buy a ready made one from TSC or such and figure out that goofy strap to mount it? Looks pretty crude there.

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:05 PM

WELCOME TO GT TALK.


I bought one from TSC because mine was frozen up and I broke the bolt trying to get it unstuck. The original "U" that fits around the rock shaft wasn't long enough for the new top link so I got a piece of 2"x1" flat stock I had and took it to the sheet metal shop I used to work at. They have a water jet and cut me out a new one with 3/4" longer legs. Works great. If you don't have access to a water jet you can always make one with a piece of 1" x 1/4" flat stock by heating it and bending it into a "U" and drilling holes for the pin to go through. Good luck with your project. If you need pictures I'll be happy to take some.

Edited by tinner, March 02, 2012 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted March 02, 2012 - 11:55 PM

I was looking at making one like the original and I still will but other projects have multiplied. When i was looking I priced everything to make it with.

Hex steel rod was about $15
left hand tap about $15
Left hand all thread about $12
right hand all thread was about $10

All of this was sourced on ebay and online metals.com.
If I remember correctly, everything was right at $100 and I would have been able to make 2-3 toplinks.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 12:22 AM

I can get you a new old stock one or a comeplete new old stock 3 point.

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 10:08 PM

Have the 3pt. So how about a price for the upper link? My email is glperry4 at yahoo dot com if you can send price and Pix? if any. Shipping to Huntington, IN 46750




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