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My titanium snap shackle pin fell out last night, the pull ring must have gotten caught on something.

Does anyone know of a place to get Ti pieces? This was an ebay special, but still pretty expensive to just throw away..

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Do you know the manufacturer? If not,  it might be easier to find a stainless or bronze part to replace the missing pin - I doubt it would impede the function. I lost a spindle on a winch and had a local machine shop make a replacement for me from stainless stock (it cost $50 for a half hour of machine time but it was cheaper than a new winch). You might be able to make a new pin yourself with a bronze or stainless rod of the correct diameter. 

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2 hours ago, Max Rockatansky said:

Try McMaster-Carr

+1, their tolerances are pretty good, you may be able to buy 6" (minimum purchase I think) of correct O.D. and just punch it in.

 

Otherwise bring it and some material to your local machine shop with some beer.

 

HW

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Good ideas. Think I'm going to Equiplite swivels for now, and machine some new pins using my other shackle. Now to see if Mcmaster has Ti springs and ringdings...

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Sometimes the simplest solution is the easiest. While I was in West Marine buying replacement shackles, they had a Ronstan shackle fix it kit. I guesstimated on size, figuring I could return it, but just installed it last night within 2 minutes. In fact, with my experience with titanium galling, I'm suprised I even wanted a Ti pin now.

Thanks for the help and suggestions.

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