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Old 06-26-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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DIY--- Quick Disconnects--DONE!

Since I added a 2" BB yesterday.... I figured I could make some quick disconnects pretty cheap from my stock end links.

-I got some 3/8" SS shaft and 1" solid stock at 2" long.
-Bored the center of the 1" stock to 1/2"... then to 3/8", but only 1.5" in.
-Got a 1/4" retaining pin for connection.

-I cut the OEM 1/4" up from the axle bushing end to give some meat to weld to.
- I then drilled into the 3/8" shaft with 1/2" bit so the cut bushing end would 'press' into the shaft prior to welding. SS shaft was cut at 1.5"

- I welded up all the ends... dressed them up to look decent.
-Took all the pieces to the drill press and drilled 17/64" holes at 3/4" up from bottom of 1" stock to accept the 1/4" pin with a little play for easy install.
- aligned the bushing side of the Disco and oriented correctly and marked for drilling.
- used a reamer to clean all the edges of the holes
-Reassembled and painted with satin black

-Installed and stepped back for some pics....



Now... when I disconnect.... the length of the upper portion of the disco fits PERFECT in the coil bucket cavity at the frame under a bit of tension!
HOW SWEET IS THAT!!! Wasn't actually planned but I could have played it off... LOL!!!


I'ld say I had a pretty productive weekend....

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Old 06-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #2
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best diy disco's ive seen!! good job

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Old 06-26-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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Those are awesome! Great work on those.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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Nicely done sir
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:29 AM   #5
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Pretty Damn Slick!! Nice work.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:10 AM   #6
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best diy disco's ive seen!! good job
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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Thanks all! Only took about and hour, start to finish... Once I had the pieces cut. They work pretty well and a little tight on the reconnect, but for free... I can deal with that.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:55 PM   #9
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Dude, That is sweet! I was trying to look at a way to do the same thing on my rig... glad you posted this it gives something to go on! Great Job and Thanks for posting!

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