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Old 07-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #41
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Or a Chevy, haven't carried a tool box since we got rid of our 60 Ford station wagon.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:17 PM   #42
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Finally had a chance to check torque. It was a little under the 80ft. Lbs. After going to 80 then a little more to put cotter pin in now it's much stiffer. So if yours turns really easily like mine did you might want to check the torque.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:38 PM   #43
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Only had mine a year and have no trouble hooking up or unhooking. I made my own wedge and smoothed the sides of the wedge and the chute and lube both. Don't have to be perfectly lined up to hook up either.
@OldCoot I have wondered about this and thought you'd be the guy to ask. Ever thought of smoothing out the front corners of the wedge so it's less likely to get caught up when hooking up? Or is that what you achieved by making your own?
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #44
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@OldCoot I have wondered about this and thought you'd be the guy to ask. Ever thought of smoothing out the front corners of the wedge so it's less likely to get caught up when hooking up? Or is that what you achieved by making your own?
I tapered and smoothed/polished the front to match the pin and the polished/smoothed the edges of the chute and the wedge.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:15 PM   #45
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I purchased the specific wedge to fit my Reese hitch when I purchased the Sidewinder(aftermarket Revolution). The Sidewinder also came with a universal wedge. In retrospect I have been wondering if the universal wedge would be a better option since it has a more pear shape to it with a more rounded front than the Reese specific wedge that is a perfect fit to the Reese receiver. I may try it. Right now I have to be fairly streight to avoid bindig and to get it to latch since it has to fit perfect.

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Old 01-07-2014, 01:27 PM   #46
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I purchased the specific wedge to fit my Reese hitch when I purchased the Sidewinder(aftermarket Revolution). The Sidewinder also came with a universal wedge. In retrospect I have been wondering if the universal wedge would be a better option since it has a more pear shape to it with a more rounded front than the Reese specific wedge that is a perfect fit to the Reese receiver. I may try it. Right now I have to be fairly streight to avoid bindig and to get it to latch since it has to fit perfect.

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Might be better, the reason I didn't use it was the slots for the attaching bolts. I could have made slugs to fill in the front of the slot, but had the material and didn't care for Reese's sandwiched together design.
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Any recommendations on what to use to taper the corners down?
I bet it wasn't easy...

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I tapered and smoothed/polished the front to match the pin and the polished/smoothed the edges of the chute and the wedge.
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Any recommendations on what to use to taper the corners down?
I bet it wasn't easy...
I have a vertical and a horizontal metal cutting band saws. I cut the wedge length on the horizontal and the shape on the vertical. Rough polished the edges with a table mounted power sanding disc and finished it off with a 4-1/2" dia flapper sanding disc on a Makita 4-1/2" grinder.
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Love to see the finished product...any pics?

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I have a vertical and a horizontal metal cutting band saws. I cut the wedge length on the horizontal and the shape on the vertical. Rough polished the edges with a table mounted power sanding disc and finished it off with a 4-1/2" dia flapper sanding disc on a Makita 4-1/2" grinder.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #50
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Love to see the finished product...any pics?
When it warms up here in FL, I'll take it off a get some pictures if you remind me tomorrow or the next day with a pm. CRS has been working overtime on me.
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