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Inlet box for generator

Just picked up a 6250 watt generator the other day and I want to wire in a hook up to my panel so I can just plug it in . I’ve done a good bit of research on it and I’m pretty sure I have it figured out. It turns out that my house already had a double 50 breaker in the panel that runs outside to a disconnect box. The box supplied power to a old hot tub when the previous owners had the house. I will get a interlock for the panel so the main breaker has to be turned off before the generator breaker can be turned on. This will prevent any back feeding. I’ve looked into getting a sub panel just for the generator but I will just experiment and see what it can handle . So my original plan was so remove the disconnect from outside and just wire in my inlet box. The inlet box will run me about $50 or so. I need a 30 amp cable also. This might sound like a stupid idea but could I leave the existing disconnect box in place and just cut a 30 amp cable and wore into the box and plug in to the generator when I need to? It will eliminate the need for a inlet box.
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Your concept is a bit unclear. Can you restate with actual NEMA part descriptions and/or pictures?
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