Run into problem installing slee castor plates... (1 Viewer)

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The 18x90mm bolt that goes through the top hole on the plates and into the ds axle housing is too large for the existing bolt hole on the axle. I can't seem to find anything on this being a problem or even a possiblity of being a problem :confused:

tried calling slee but havent being able to reach anyone yet.
 
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Turns out i was being a bit too careful. The bolt is made with a very close tolerance to the hole and with 15 years or crude built up it just needed a little coaxing from the hammer. The quality of parts and hardware included is amazing, im very impressed....godd job slee!:cheers:

BTW, what tools did you use to get around these large bolt heads? The biggest socket i have is a 24 mm and largest wrench is a 19 and these are at least 25mm. I temporarly used a large crescent and channel locks to test fit the plates for grinding but am hesitant to use this as the final torque down tools. Theres definitely no room to manuever a tq. wrench under there, especially the PS side?
 
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No, but someone started a list of the larger sizes used on our 80s. You are needing to fit a non-Toyota bolt so you'll have to figure that out yourself or call Christo. Since your largest is a 24mm, buy the above set plus a 25mm and a 26mm and you should have everything covered. (But I like to buy tools. :D)

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So old thread back to life lol. Any tips on installing these mothers. Spent a 3 few hours last night with no luck. started on tires like directions said. Used a floor jack on the panhard bracket to rotate the axle. However the inner plates don't rotate enough that I can not coax the bolt in. I tried using a floor jack on the third member to rotate it down as well and a no go. Next I repeated this while on jack stands. I tried screw drivers, pry bars etc and this MF won't cooperate.
 
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You just have to man up and make it turn. Get a bigger pry bar.
Having the weight off the axle helps too.
 

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Pry bar under coil bucket/perch gives great leverage. I used a 6' landscape iron digging bar and was a breeze. And as pinhead said if you can put jackstands under frame instead it frees up the axle to move easier.
 

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