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post #21 of 31
yea skateboards are comprised of a few things: trucks (where the wheel mounts to, this is comprised of the truck body, the base, the axles, 3 bushings and a kingpin to hold it all together), wheels (to go on the trucks), bearings (to make the wheels spin on the axles of the trucks), and the associated hardware to keep the wheels on the trucks and the trucks on the board (or PC case for you)

the truck is the 2 parts as I said before, and the base is what has 4 holes in the rectangular piece, this rectangular base should also have a kingpin and a small dimple in it. The kingpin is what the 2 bushings sit around and clamp down on the body of the truck to keep it from moving. The pivot point (where the truck again contacts the base, outside of the kingpin) is typically a bushing cup. Often times you can tighten the nut on the kingpin enough to keep it from pivoting - although this rapes the bushings, so get/make hard ones.

and there you go, technical skateboard layout. Id get schematics but its late
    
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post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post
Technically they should all fit onto an 8mm diameter shaft, with the aid of bearings.

Bearing production is pretty cheap now adays so im guessing these will all fit, if not just rip the trucks of the board and use them.

lol at washers, its bearings and grease man.
Awesome, I'll pop down to Tesco some time then and buy that mini skateboard

I'm confused about the last sentence
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post #23 of 31
I used to wheelie-board back in high school. Be sure to get good bearings too.
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post #24 of 31
You made a comment about all your washers, in theory you can just drill the holes for the trucks and not even need to dissasemble the trucks.

Just undo it from the main deck then screw into Case.

Also bearings do no need to be purchased this if for a PC case, plus aslong as they are Abec it doesnt matter.
Please dont say Abec 9 are the best, it just means you can go higher speeds with them.
Them higher speeds being 500mph+, if the grease and manufacture is of better standard more perfomance can be gained by a good set of Abex 5's.

I use Abec 7's on my mountain board and that flys.
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post #25 of 31
Skateboard trucks are spendy, can't you just nick your neighbors skateboard?
  
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post #26 of 31
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Look at the last post on Page 2, I can get trucks with the colour wheels I want on a mini skateboard for £5.50 - thats about $11

And Ace, I was talking about for the lean
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post #27 of 31
Oh i see.

You need plastic washers, they will be a specific size depending on the trucks, so just diss-asemble your trucks and look for what size you need.

Ill find a diagram in a bit.
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Cheers dude.

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On this image you can see the black rubber nearing the top of the picture this is what needs to be adjusted.

http://www.cbssportsstore.com/sm-doh...pi-503115.html

Check out this site for something you would need to replace it with, or add to. The round doughnut shape is the one you need.
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post #30 of 31
kingpin?

Just a thought but if u got slow bearings and didnt grease them or anything they wont move as much
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