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Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by matt506 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:04 pm

Ok got my bolts from Paul! now two Questions,
1 were these painted over or left unpainted parkerized?
2 Does any one have know what length bolt goes where on the cart?
Lost track of where these go as I also do not have a manual for it either. Matt
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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by retro-roco » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:58 am

From a previous post:
rjbeamer wrote:
Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 pm
jfo137. It takes 10 total 1" screws to bolt the axle brackets to the bed. 5 on the left and 5 on the right. It takes four 1 1/4" screws to bolt the aluminum tongue housing to the two bed slats. Two 1 3/4" screws hold on steel clamp securing the tongue at the front of the bed. Hope that helps.

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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by Av8er » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:03 pm

Matt,
My understanding is that the carts were shipped as a kit that was put together when it was issued. The bolts being part of the hardware would be installed in their issue (parkerized) state. I left the bolts unpainted when I restored my cart. The problem is that the hardware will eventually rust if not maintained. If you want to prevent them from rusting then paint over them. Hardware would get painted over when the cart was repainted. The parts list explains where each size bolt was installed.

Here is the parts list, I will post the other page out of the manual that shows all the brackets and clamps.

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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by Av8er » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:16 pm

Matt,
Use the previously posted page from the cart manual that lists the different size bolts and cross reference against the specific brackets and clamps (using the part numbers) shown in the exploded diagrams from the hand cart manual listed below:

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This should solve the puzzle for you.
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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by Av8er » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:42 pm

Matt,
Here is a link to where you can download a PDF of the entire hand cart manual for future reference:

http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Manual ... single.pdf
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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by retro-roco » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:52 pm

Some may find this interesting... don't recall where I snagged it from:

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Re: Hand cart truss bolt questions?

Post by retro-roco » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:54 pm

Paul,

Thanks for the link to the manual. You just saved me a little Google time!
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