Well, since no one opted in for a new batch to be fabbed up, I just ordered my own. I was thinking of having chromoly threaded stubs made for each of the thimbles. This way, the hollow section of the thimble (the rod end shank is only 1.625 inches long) will be supported by the thread stub. This will help until I can save enough $$$ for custom chromoly rod ends with a longer shank.