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#1 Tankman OFFLINE  

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 05:27 PM

A few of my redsq.jpg's have coil springs that rest on the fender assembly.

I don't like it but, livin' with it.

Today I decided to try a simple fix (or I'm tryin' somethin' at least).
I slid shrink tubing around the spring and tighten it up with my heat gun.

We'll see. Anyone ever try this simple fix? smile.gif
 


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:02 PM

Plastic dip was just mentioned to me.

 

I'm going to try some of that "stuff" on another WH:thumbs:


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 08:32 PM

What is the diameter of these springs?  Makes me wonder if you could fit chair leg rubber stoppers to the, maybe cutting them down shorter.  


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:10 PM

It seems to me that some of the ones I have with the coil springs do have a rubber cup over the bottom of the spring. I believe that it was that way from the factory.


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Posted February 12, 2013 - 08:38 AM

The springs are about 2" in diameter, coils, 1/8" diameter steel.

 

At one time, a clear decal was (factory) on the WH red steel pan. I'm guessing didn't work well.

 

I have put on shrink tubing but, haven't assembled the seat on the pan yet (drying paint).

 

I am thinking of some fish tank pump small inside diameter tubing. I'm going to try warming the

tubing with my heat gun and sliding it over the steel coil springs. :wave:

 

We shall see.



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Posted February 15, 2013 - 07:59 AM

Tank, I sharred your concerns about the springs riding against the fender sheetmetal. I ended up cutting a section of hard dense plastic and put it in place where the springs make contact. It was attached with the existing holes that were in the fender.

 

 

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Posted February 15, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Tank, I shared your concerns about the springs riding against the fender sheetmetal. I ended up cutting a section of hard dense plastic and put it in place where the springs make contact. It was attached with the existing holes that were in the fender.

Now, that's what I call a repair! I'm headin' that way! Perhaps a piece of red plastic?

 

Pickin' up my 520-8 hood at the sand blaster today, then maybe I could put the Grandson to work with the orbital sander for the weekend. Hey! Want to keep the youngster busy 'n out of trouble. Besides, he already thinks he's the next owner of the herd.

 

He'll have to share with the other Grandson. Coin toss? Pick a straw? Behave?  :dancingbanana:






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