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wildpig1234
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 6:24:59 AM
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these open spelter sockets should be standard on all model cranes, but they are not ;(. they allow for easy unreeving and reconfiguringand removing of the hook.... anyone knows where i can get a few spare ones? thanks


dain555
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 3:00:48 PM

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Don't know where your from as it is not listed on your profile but here in USA we call those "Finalities". Used to be able to get them at several different dealers including DHS but there are only a couple places now as the one place I know is now out of business. I'll IM you!!

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wildpig1234
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 3:43:28 PM
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dain555 wrote:
Don't know where your from as it is not listed on your profile but here in USA we call those "Finalities". Used to be able to get them at several different dealers including DHS but there are only a couple places now as the one place I know is now out of business. I'll IM you!!


lol... Finalities... i like that sound....

Well, i am not in the crane and rigging field so i have to learn a few quick vocabulary. i looked up reeving a block and that's what they were calling of using a wedge socket or spelter socket for hooking up the end of the wire rope.

that particular model in the pic is a WSI 1350. i guess i could contact wsi directly and see if they're willing to send a part.

The next best cheap thing i think i could do is just find a small nut and bolt and screw the wire loop into the tie point instead of tying the rope directly into the tie point. that way i can still remove the end without having to cut and redo the loop. not as convenient but it's free ?
Cat345bl
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 9:16:34 PM
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There are a lot of people on Shapeways 3D printing crane parts.

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?type=product&q=socket1%2F50

-Mike, Collecting 1/50th Construction Diecast Since 2003.
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wildpig1234
Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 11:27:46 PM
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Cat345bl wrote:
There are a lot of people on Shapeways 3D printing crane parts.

https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?type=product&q=socket1%2F50


Cool! Hope its gonna fit good... Guess i can try to paint it too
Weserhutte
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:44:27 AM
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YCC produces them in two styles and sells them in packs of 10.



wildpig1234
Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:42:03 AM
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Weserhutte wrote:
YCC produces them in two styles and sells them in packs of 10.





you got a link should i just email them about it?
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