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Old May 19th, 2017, 05:12 AM   #11
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I wish I knew a skate builder in my area.
Where are you? Maybe you do. If there's a post office, you're closer than you think.

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Can I order that king pin and the two nuts and do it myself or? So the end of the king pin closest to the boot doesn't end up sticking up higher than the plate? I can see the nut for that end is like half the height of the nylon threaded nut. I wish there was a local guy to help with this stuff lol Sorry to bug you guys.
Yes, absolutely. Lots of online places have them. Doc does, and I think I have some also.

It's easy to do. Remove and discard the old kingpins. Run the jam nut onto the stud as far as it will go. Thread that end into the plate. Tighten the jam nut against the plate. Note: The threads are not the same on the stud, and will only go into the plate one way. If it acts like it won't go, flip it around. no, it won't stick up too far. These studs are made specifically to do this.

Now reassemble the cushions and trucks like you normally would. Put the nylock on last and tighten to adjust the action to your liking. Since you're coming this far, you should replace the cushions and retainers. Get the new urethane super cushions. Cheap upgrade.

Nuttin to it.

And you're no bother - glad to help, anytime. PM me and I'll give you my email and phone number. I'm sure Doc would do the same.
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