RV 8 Jackpoint interference
I've heard the words and we have been working hard to come up with a fix for the wheel pant interfearance.
What we are finding is some builders when installing wheel pants make their fit by bending the aft mount instead of keeping with the VANs prints and squaring the wheel pants with your tires. If done the correct way you'd be doing a slight rebend of the outbd axel mount bracket and adding some glass buildup to your inbd Whel pant to meet the inbd mount bracket . That way you would not have the brake caliper interference to the inbd wheel pant either.
That being said it is what it is and we all build our RVs a bit differently.
We came up with a mod to the mount bracket (RV8s only)that moves it up to the center of your top axel mount bolts. Your only now picking up the two top bolts to mount your bracket.
Clearance in some cases are still close but this does locate the mount bracket at the widest point of your inbd wheel pants. The test RV I used for this still required a washer bonded to the aft wheelpant mounting ( on the wheelpant it's self but cleared great after that, he also had a rubbing brake caliper bolt).
We are running about 50-50 on the fit issue. You can make this mod yourself or just send back your mounts and we will trim and relocate the mount holes. This mod has been tested and is strong and safe. Email me for pics or any other info
Boy!!! Talk about growing pains uh???
Finished and flying our 10
cool: sold the 8, looking for another now!!OH OH?? got another one!!sold!! Rv4 rebuild project now
Helping build a RV14A
Built: 7,two 8's ,8A, two 9As,10,12, RANS S7
RV Jackpoints mfg'r "wintermotorsports.com"
Dues paid, And an ADD
Didn't know retirement was such hard work!!!!!