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Almost looks as good as the m971 you just need the air ride kingpin, believe me it makes a huge difference in the ride of the truck and the trailer.Had Tampa spring in Ocala add sub frame and air axle to her. Looks much better level and running 11x24.5 tires. Best upgrade to the trailer I believe.
How did you handle the splice;Got the VIN inspected, and fixed a forklift love tap (and they jacked up my brake line too....). They cut a wire leaving half my LED dead. Spliced it back together, and done.
I drilled two holes in the aluminum frame and tapped them for aircraft screws I had laying around. Each screw got a little anti-seize, lock washer and lock-wire.
You must be, or were, an aviator at one time. Is that right?
DOH, should have looked closer at the avatar.
The only guy I ever knew who was always using tie wire on his fasteners (not everywhere, but a lot) happened to be a pilot (civil aviation). Old habits die hard I guess.Well the reason I used lock wire and anti-seize is that the screws are titanium or something, and they're threaded into aluminum. The lock washers are just redundant.
I still use it when I can, I have a roll of .032 around this place somewhere I think.The only guy I ever knew who was always using tie wire on his fasteners (not everywhere, but a lot) happened to be a pilot (civil aviation). Old habits die hard I guess.
It's meant to hold the bolt/screw in place, but when it fails something else usually has an epic fail with it. Why do you need pliers?? I used them once in my entire career and couldn't stand them. I'd rather do it the "old-fashioned" way, but then I was taught that way from the start when I worked on the AH-64's. An art...that is true specially when you've got 12 bolts on one face to do.It's a cheap failsafe.
I have seen safety wire fail and it wasn't copper.
Learned doing it by watching the mechanics.
Its an art, especially on the more complex items.
In fact, I am doing Axle boots this week and I get to use my new safety wire pliers.
The early part of my career was in an architectural firm and all the draftsmen (yeah, "old school") would mark our triangles, scales, mechanical pencils, and anything else suited (those tools weren't all cheap) with our initials in nail polish. Then we covered the ID with a nail polish clear coat.midway through writing that last statement I think I figured out something that would work, all because of the acetone. I could use some girls fingernail polish in the green that torque stripe was. I think that it will still chip off like torque stripe, and also break and chip if the torque on the bolt or nut loosens. Guess I'll have to buy a bottle to see if it'll work lol gotta say I really wish I had a gf then I could say the bottle was for her lol
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