Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

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Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby netdefilr » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:30 pm

I'm building the cheapskate carriages and the bolts don't appear to go in perpendicular from the eye side to the axle side. The bolts with the cheapskates are on all slight angles.
Not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I have a recent kit.

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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby nitewatchman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:11 am

You need to reverse or turn over one plate. The holes are not on a square pattern but rather a trapezoid. The adjusting wheels are inside the fixed wheels for stability.

This is an issue that comes up fairly often.

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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby geneb » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:50 am

nitewatchman wrote:This is an issue that comes up fairly often.

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What I don't get is HOW? Do I need to put in better photos?

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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby Holy1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:13 am

geneb wrote:
nitewatchman wrote:This is an issue that comes up fairly often.

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What I don't get is HOW? Do I need to put in better photos?

g.


I just assembled mine 1/2 hour ago and they went together easily. Seemed straight forward. The photos are clear enough. Maybe dyslexia? ( :) Just kidding)
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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby BONE » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:04 pm

geneb wrote:
What I don't get is HOW? Do I need to put in better photos?

g.


I do find the manual a bit wordy and it is was easy to miss things. Stuff about the offset hole on the cheapskates, and other things, should be in BOLD RED LETTERS. More arrow and circled indicators on images would be nice also. Listing each step as a bullet point I think would help also. This would probably help reduce the page count also. I assembled the cheapskate wrong the first also. I see no reason to "pokey yoke" the cheapskates plates, but more so the pivot mount that mounts to the inside plate. There are certain holes that need to symmetrical and those do not need to be.

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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby HesDeadJim » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:30 pm

geneb wrote:
nitewatchman wrote:This is an issue that comes up fairly often.

nitewatchman


What I don't get is HOW? Do I need to put in better photos?

g.


That's where I messed up too. I swear we looked at the pictures a dozen times to make sure we had it the same and ended up with them not lining up right. Still ended up with the "eyes" looking left instead of right. No biggie but it was a confusing part of the build and we had to dismantle one side of each of the skates to make it work.
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Re: Carriages don't seem to be lining up.

Postby BONE » Mon Sep 01, 2014 3:17 pm

I say make the four holes a perfect square so it doesn't which you put the plates together. Get rid of the laser cut eyes and replace with a sticker.
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