Originally Posted by boywonder
One other thing.....consider getting rid of the slop/spacing between the crossbars; this applies a bending moment to the pins as well as a shear load....not good design....
I used some nylon spacers that look like they were made for this application (purchased from Mcmaster.
So....to clarify....your crossbars are not bent but those pins are?
wow, those look nice! I was cruising around on the McMaster website to source new clevis pins or switch to shoulder bolts, but I hadn't looked at Nylon spacers.
Correct, the cross bars are fine as far as I can tell, but the pins in there now are super bent. The top still operates normally, but visually, I was like these need replacing, especially with the extra weight.
In reading MKryan's post about fixing his electrical lift and pin replacement, His pics indicate that his build had Clevis pins stock from SMB. Interestingly, his were 5/16 factory drilled, so I wonder if mine are 5/16ths to. I guess i'll know once I can bust them out.
Thanks for all the help, the bummer is I just realized I have to SMOG check the rig next week to pass stupid CA emissions, so I'm gonna have to put it back together tomorrow to handle that. All that blocking was a pain in the ass!