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First generation wedge pins conversion


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1998 Response with a first generation wedge that has the pull out release pin.  I want to modify it for spring release pins.

this will require cutting the slots in the brass spacer tubes, making the stainless pins and thumb screws.  My question and request for help is if someone could take a picture of a tape measure on their spring release wedge so I can see the measurement location and size of the slots.

Bakes has the parts available for this but the cost would be close to $300 plus shipping to Canada. Hope someone can help

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This is from a 2003 LXi.  Assuming it is the same??

Slots are 20mm long x 6.5mm wide, located 52mm from the inside of the bracket (the readout doesn't show with the flash).

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Canadian dealers are few and far between, and most (IME) carry a very limited set of small parts, if at all.  I had to drive for hours to get a fuel pump, for instance. Here's a place that at least has some of the parts: https://www.malibuparts.com/search?q=spring  Use a freight forwarder and shipping is cheap.

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Fantastic response.  even precision measurements.  Thanks powbmps.

Eagleboy99.  Yes I did find parts there also, and may just buy the pins.  I just figure I can cut the slots in the cross tubes rather than $90 each.

Appreciate the help.

 

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1 hour ago, KevinBC said:

Fantastic response.  even precision measurements.  Thanks powbmps.

Eagleboy99.  Yes I did find parts there also, and may just buy the pins.  I just figure I can cut the slots in the cross tubes rather than $90 each.

Appreciate the help.

 

Note that it seems to matter whether you have a trap door in your platform or not.  If you do, the pictures shown above look correct.  If not, you may want to put the slots on the other side of the upper pin because you are reaching them from underneath rather than on top through the door.  I do not have a door, and my upper pins are on the other side.

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