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Anyone on this board Have a lathe?

Post by TBM » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:22 pm

HI All,

It seems as if I've lost a strut with the rod ends (See attached)..rod ends broke when I took them apart on my M6 ITB's .

Its a Metric hex stock that can be replicated. BMW want BOOKOO bucks for it. Wonder if anyone can help out. I will of course send the Hex stock.
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Re: Anyone on this board Have a lathe?

Post by Da_Hose » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm

I can appreciate wanting to turn a new piece so it looks OEM, but an alternative is heim or ball ends with a new threaded rod. You can buy ready made pieces, if you know what size bolt end is required.

https://www.grainger.com/category/power ... l-rod-ends

You can buy one end in normal thread, and the other in reverse thread, along with a dual thread shaft of correct length. Then just bolt things together and assemble.

Jose
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Post by bpoliakoff » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 pm

Jose, is that not a picture of his throttle body linkage/ Something is missing or confused somewhere
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Post by TBM » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:17 am

Da_Hose wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm
I can appreciate wanting to turn a new piece so it looks OEM, but an alternative is heim or ball ends with a new threaded rod. You can buy ready made pieces, if you know what size bolt end is required.

https://www.grainger.com/category/power ... l-rod-ends

You can buy one end in normal thread, and the other in reverse thread, along with a dual thread shaft of correct length. Then just bolt things together and assemble.

Jose
HI Jose,

I've already bought the red ends...
I just need to turn the center piece..
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