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Flat link

Postby outofrshell » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:17 am

I had some time to make a flat link for my winch line, I used 2 pieces of 6061 Al. 1" X 2" bolted together with socket head 5/16 bolts (now before you panic the bolts do nothing but hold the 2 halves) this gave me a 2" X 2" bar to work with. The winch line is pinned to the bar using the 1/2" pin from the hook (keeping it simple) this allows the link or the hook to be swapped with out looking for the pin. The clevis end is made for a 3/4" clevis. Dave
The 2 halves drilled and tap
Bolt mock up
Milling slot for winch line
Completed showing a 1/2" pin
Showing recess for head of hook pin, this was done so I could use the cotter pin on the far side
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Re: Flat link

Postby Van » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:33 pm

Brilliant. :thumbup:

Not knowing anything about metals, but after doing a quick search of 6061 Al, seems like it's plenty strong enough. :D A quick google "flat link" search showed me some examples and now I need one. :santa:

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Re: Flat link

Postby hessmess » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:49 pm

I like how it allows for options instead of just a hook. Brilliant! I really like how you made it up yourself.
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Re: Flat link

Postby wmorrisiii » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:11 am

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