Rod _ tension

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jester4always
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Rod _ tension

Postby jester4always » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:27 pm

I am looking for a set of tension rods, as ssen on the parts list page 174 Part 54700-04300. I have one but it aprears to have a bend in it and I can't imagine why it would. If I can just get one good one I could have another made. Righjt now there is a length of threaded rod on the other side, not exactly what i would want to rely upon.


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Re: Rod _ tension

Postby Li'l Truckie » Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:56 am

jester4always,

Good luck with this one, sorry. I have not seen tension rods for a 320 or 520 (interchangeable, same part number) for sale recently. Okay, last 18 months or so. Best bet is to have a machine shop make these for you and this is the route I'm going. I just have not had the time to get out to the shop.

I also do not know if any tension rods from the 620 or 720 work, I want to say they do not. The 521 might work, but they might also be metric threads vis the SAE of the 320 and 520.

I'll get to the shop next week to get quote and time frame for fabrication and then get back with you.

v/r
Andy


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