88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

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slavalley
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88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by slavalley » March 14th, 2020, 4:46 pm

I have a question about two V-shaped brackets that are riveted to the bottom side of cross member #5. What are they for?
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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by Bob C » March 14th, 2020, 5:32 pm

They keep the spare tire in position.

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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by slavalley » March 14th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Thank you Bob. That makes sense. Does it touch down on the rim or the tire?

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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by Neil Wilson » March 14th, 2020, 6:45 pm

slavalley wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 4:46 pm
I have a question about two V-shaped brackets that are riveted to the bottom side of cross member #5. What are they for?
Those are wheel stops (AA-1474). The wheel presses against the stops and act as anti-rattlers. See https://aafords.com/aa-chassis/aa-1400-carriers/#wcubuf
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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by slavalley » March 14th, 2020, 7:35 pm

Once again, thank you Neil!

Anyone out there have a non-bent AA-1470-B rear hing bolt and nut assembly?

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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by 1crosscut » March 14th, 2020, 7:51 pm

Finding a replacement will be difficult. Best to heat and straighten what you have.
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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by Bob C » March 14th, 2020, 8:10 pm

The bolt is not correct.
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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by slavalley » March 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm

Oh no! Anyone have the swing bolt for the AA-1470-B rear hinge or dimensions so I can have one made?

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Re: 88-A Platform Style-d3, Cross Member #5, V-Bracket

Post by Jeff Brown » March 21st, 2020, 7:10 pm

I just made my own using an eye bolt I got from McMaster-Carr. Welded the stop on it and turned it down, rusted it and it was good to go!
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