We have two options. I can send out kits early next week for those in a hurry and don't need instructions. Or, we can wait several days so I can get the instructions done. Which?
So how do we get on the pre-order order list?
(No instructions needed)
Thanks for doing these, Mr. Blaine! Rock Sliders next, please!
Personally, I'd like it as soon as I can get it, and I don't think I need instructions necessarily, but that instant gratification desire is just driven by impatience. Whatever path you choose will be fine for me, Mr. Blaine. My LJ isn't quite drivable right now, anyway. I'm just happy you decided to produce these, and especially with the improvements made!
I'm breaking in a new machinist on the steering knuckles of two different sizes. My spare time for the forseeable future will be consumed with that project and maybe some sleep here and there. I'm already over my limit of 1/2 a day and I've still got a few hours to go. I'll be at the machine before 6:30 in the morning for reference. Look at my first post time today.
That "Puzzle cut" is sheer fucking genius!I'll post up a few helpful hints just in case.
There are 3 sizes of metric screws and corresponding nylon lock nuts.
The big ones hold the plate to the plate carrier.
The itty bitty ones hold the latches to the latch tabs.
The ones that are not the big ones and not the itty bitty ones hold the latch tabs to the plate carrier. They are also not black if you are visually dimensionally challenged.
The latch tongue should not be allowed to hook over the end of the tab while assembling. If you do let it happen, the screws have to come back out.
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Tighten them just enough that the latch can slide back and forth in the slots. Adjust final tension just enough to stop the mount from wiggling around too much at final fitment testing.
The rest is self explanatory except the fairlead mount has a puzzle cut that goes on the bottom. That is done so you don't have to spool off the line to install it behind the fairlead.
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I’ve said before that I’m not as observant as you, but I’m still pretty observant. I often wonder how you post all day (and part of the night) long and still get a bunch of stuff done. And then you sell a part like this at a very low margin. Obviously, it’s not just about making a buck, and that’s rare.
The request for sliders is purely selfish on my part!