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Old 10-19-2022, 06:58 PM
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Well soon is today. Surprisingly, all the holes take rivets without effort.
Is that with the bearings in place?

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I sent an email to Vans a while back, recommending that they run off a batch of left and rights with only the bearing recess, no other holes. Install bearing, align edges, side clamp and match drill through original part with holes. Solve a lot of frustration for some builders.
I also suggested they do this but they elected to just send me some new parts. Hopefully they mass cut them and itís only some out of each run that are affected (I.e. they cut 20 in a run but itís just #6 set that is out etc)
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Old 10-20-2022, 04:59 AM
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Is that with the bearings in place?
Yes, the bearings were in place. I should have been more clear.
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Old 10-21-2022, 02:26 PM
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I sent an email to Vans a while back, recommending that they run off a batch of left and rights with only the bearing recess, no other holes. Install bearing, align edges, side clamp and match drill through original part with holes. Solve a lot of frustration for some builders.
It's the bearing recess that was misaligned though. So while this would help with ensuring the rivets lined up, the edges would still not align.
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Old 11-11-2022, 02:33 PM
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So the bearing brackets sat in LA for 3 weeks then finally made a flight to aus - Vanís sent me a new L and R bracket pair.

I immediately tried the new ones alternately with their opposing part from the old misaligned pair. Same issues - the holes didnít line up very well. Couldnít get a rivet in.

I then placed the bearing in the 2 new brackets - the holes lined up nicely.

So, I surmise that when they machine the sheet with the recesses, they must do a whole bunch on the sheet at once. Perhaps, of the multiple recesses which get machined, one is out by a 64th in relation to where the holes get punched later? It seems that only some brackets coming out of the machine shop are misaligned.

Donít know if Scott or anyone will see this feedback! But at least might be helpful to add to the wiki page 25-03?

Anyhow, the new brackets solved the issue and Iím glad I shelved these bits and got new ones. Havenít riveted them together yet.
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:36 PM
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. Havenít riveted them together yet.
Remember to clean primer out of bearing recess before riveting. Keep checking bearing free play as you rivet. Glad it worked out
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Old 11-12-2022, 04:35 AM
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Remember to clean primer out of bearing recess before riveting. Keep checking bearing free play as you rivet. Glad it worked out
Cheers!

I actually forgot to clean out the primer but I went very light on the bearing recess part. Used the squeezer and it worked out well. Thereís some resistance in the bearings but no more that that they felt like before they went in.
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