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    205 twin stick linkage

    Np435/205 combo I made my own twin stick setup for. I don't know what I thought would happen but the allthread bent the first time I shifted

    What's everyone using to connect their rod ends? I was considering sleeving the allthread with small diameter tube or cutting the head off and threading the shank of a grade 8 bolt Click image for larger version
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    #2
    threading the rest of a grade 8 bolt might not be fun. McMaster sells grade 8 threaded rods, they don't seem to be too expensive. A 6" 1/2-13 is about $8.40. or 3 feet for $30.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/threaded-ro...class~grade-8/
    - Buck

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      #3
      I bought some 3/8" round stock and threaded the ends of it. But my shit is still on stands so I don't have use other than making engine noises sitting on a wooden crate.
      88 Ford F-turd50 IDI Crawler

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        #4
        Originally posted by Toreadorranger View Post
        I bought some 3/8" round stock and threaded the ends of it. But my shit is still on stands so I don't have use other than making engine noises sitting on a wooden crate.
        This was my other thought, figure that has to be way stronger than allthread, and easier to thread than a bolt

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          #5
          I also bought some of the graded threaded rod that dnsfailure listed, I was planning on running that for the straight runs and the 3/8 round for the ones I need to bend.
          88 Ford F-turd50 IDI Crawler

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            #6
            Not a twin stick setup, but I used some grade B7 3/8" all thread to make extended shifter linkage for my transfer case after I installed my doubler and it has been working great the last few years. A lot of the all thread you find at hardware stores is really low grade, like grade 2, so I bet that is your issue. I was going to sleeve the all thread with some 1/2" .0625 wall tubing for mostly cosmetic reasons, but never got around to it.

            EDIT: Here's a picture of the setup I am talking about:
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            EDIT 2: Here is the exact rod I used https://www.ebay.com/itm/FABORY-Thre...EAAOSw2xRYeZMe Less than $10 with shipping. I still have over 2' of the rod left, but it would probably cost me more to ship it to you than if you just bought the brand new 3' piece.
            Last edited by '84 Bronco II; 06-09-2020, 11:50 AM.

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              #7
              I used one male one female rod end for both my 300 setups. Never had an issue with either one.

              You should be able to find a grade 8 bolt with enough thread to just cut off the head and shank, doesn’t look like it’s too long from the picture.

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                #8
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                Ive had 3/8" allthread in mine since 2005 with no issues. Are you sure you dont have some other issue? (not trying to be a dick here, but...) Maybe the rails arent ground properly? Or did you just use cheap Lowes brand all-thread?


                That said, I have threaded the shank of a 3/8" Gr8 bolt to make a clutch tool for an E4OD, its totally possible to do. Not as hard to do as youd think.
                88 bronco // 96 bronco // 96 f250

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by reptillikus View Post
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                  Ive had 3/8" allthread in mine since 2005 with no issues. Are you sure you dont have some other issue? (not trying to be a dick here, but...) Maybe the rails arent ground properly? Or did you just use cheap Lowes brand all-thread?


                  That said, I have threaded the shank of a 3/8" Gr8 bolt to make a clutch tool for an E4OD, its totally possible to do. Not as hard to do as youd think.
                  It's just cheap garbage grade allthread. It actually shifts fine even with it bent, I would just like to fix it right before I have problem. It does get pretty bound up being welded/f&r so took a learning curve to be able to shift it smooth

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                    #10
                    I've used threaded section of center pin with good luck. Was late when made repair using what was around.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Hyde View Post

                      It's just cheap garbage grade allthread. It actually shifts fine even with it bent, I would just like to fix it right before I have problem. It does get pretty bound up being welded/f&r so took a learning curve to be able to shift it smooth
                      Order the stuff I linked. <$10 shipped and you'll have tons left over for other projects.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by '84 Bronco II View Post

                        Order the stuff I linked. <$10 shipped and you'll have tons left over for other projects.
                        Yep think that's what I'm going with

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                          #13
                          My spendy NP205 twin sticked or at least at that stage.


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by PAE View Post
                            My spendy NP205 twin sticked or at least at that stage.
                            You must be using some high-tech invisible shifter linkage

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Hyde View Post
                              Np435/205 combo I made my own twin stick setup for. I don't know what I thought would happen but the allthread bent the first time I shifted

                              What's everyone using to connect their rod ends? I was considering sleeving the allthread with small diameter tube or cutting the head off and threading the shank of a grade 8 bolt Click image for larger version
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                              Nobody has mentioned it yet...
                              Why is the inner linkage built with the long drop and what looks like a pretty bad angles?
                              Outer/front looks great.

                              Hell i used shit 3/8" round rod bent over to make my 3x shifter and never had an issue.
                              :ogre:

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