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Old April 4th, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Limb risers

I'm looking to make a set of limb risers from a stock brush guard up to a hannibal rack, preferrably in stainless with an over-center latch for tensioning (and removal for highway usage)
Any recommendations?

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Old April 4th, 2011, 01:26 PM
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Don't forget to install a spring in each to absorb shock loads.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Trevor I will make you a set if you want. I have the ferrel crimp and everything .
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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Dana, that would be awesome! Will it be in stainless and removable for road use? I'll look at teh ROVERSclub Trials pix for your 90.
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I was in a rush earlier, but here's a good choice for the spring.
http://www.springsandwireforms.co.uk...s/image093.jpg

I believe some marine equipment dealers have them in the US, it's called a drawbar spring.
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I was in a rush earlier, but here's a good choice for the spring.
http://www.springsandwireforms.co.uk...s/image093.jpg

I believe some marine equipment dealers have them in the US, it's called a drawbar spring.


HD & Lowes will also have these, they are in the gate latch area, also used for dog runout cables
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I will need full length measurement from eye to eye. I will add a turn buckle for tightening the cable. I will just subtact the hardware length from that. Depending on hoe fancy you want to go, The Habor Freight over by you has some pretty nice stainless hardware We can incorporate those if you want, Have a go look see.
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Suncor quick attach fittings. Super clean installation. Here is a turnbuckle with an eye. You'd need an eye at the other end. Google suncor. I think there's a guy in the Annapolis area that sells them on the web.
http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/21700...ll/9499666.jpg

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http://www.bosunsupplies.com/ProductRigging.cfm
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If the cable length is sized right the drawbar spring should eliminate the need of both a turnbuckle or over-center latch.
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Suncor quick attach fittings. Super clean installation. Here is a turnbuckle with an eye. You'd need an eye at the other end. Google suncor. I think there's a guy in the Annapolis area that sells them on the web.
http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/21700...ll/9499666.jpg

Found the link:
http://www.bosunsupplies.com/ProductRigging.cfm
I saw those or something very similar at Harbor Freight Tools, not sure on size but I was going to make a set for myself.
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Thanks for the input. Bill, that's what I had envisioned. Tom, I like that idea as well, but the aesthetic of the turnbuckle for some reason appeals more!
The local boat yard was trying to help, and we were making progress, but then his mom came in and asked me to stop wasting their time!
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Thanks for the input. Bill, that's what I had envisioned. Tom, I like that idea as well, but the aesthetic of the turnbuckle for some reason appeals more!
The local boat yard was trying to help, and we were making progress, but then his mom came in and asked me to stop wasting their time!
If you get stuck send me the hole to hole length and we can make some up for you.
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Tom, I like that idea as well, but the aesthetic of the turnbuckle for some reason appeals more!
Well, the spring is more for absorbing shock loads and so preventing damage to the roof rack or whatever.
People seem to think they don't need it because they are driving slow and so won't hit anything hard, but and a dead crawl I've had vines and branches catch unseen then release suddenly and really slam the car.
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Has anyone here actually used the drawbar springs? I ordered a set and they are completely useless. They are super sloppy and will not hold any kind of tension. The coils need to be heck of a lot thicker if they are to perform as you are describing.
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At least some camel trophy limb risers had springs in them. Terriann Wakeman used drawbar springs from West Marine on hers.
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Which PN did you try?
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L8 sells them as a kit. CT style and a home brew hack style (course, I've never seen a set that looks good. They all look like hacks).
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I got these: http://www.mcmaster.com/#9630k52/=bs4p9w

If you find something better, let me know.

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