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Old 08-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #161 (permalink)
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Skate wheels

Good idea - skate wheels.

(Also available on McMaster, for the impatient [me].) I replaced the skid pad while I was at it, just in case. These are rubber-on-steel 100lbs wheels.

I also wanted to make a rubber boot to replace the duct tape for weather-proofing the hinge tube tops. (The two outside tubes are welded closed on the bottom, so water can fill the tubes if it can get in.)

I wasn't happy with the strap hooks on the trunk lip - minor inconvenience for trunk access, and the straps were pressed against the trunk which caused paint wear. Just one layer of steel panel to drill at this location:

Use a sandwich to protect the car's sheet metal: anchor / neoprene / car-body / neoprene / washer.

(Also showing minor improvement; using velcro to secure rubber (gap filler) to the car. I'm a little bit lazy so I only added this at the top where it was most needed.)

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