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Old 01-21-2018, 12:14 PM
wfinnell wfinnell is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: tucson, az
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Default Jackpoints Wheel Pants Interference

I purchased a set of Jackpoints and I like them very much. I really want to make them work. Iím guessing Iím not the first to have this problem, so I wanted to know what others have done.

I am installing the jackpoints on Vanís stock gear legs. Without the jackpoints the wheel pants are very close to the inside of the axle bolts. As a matter of fact, the lower bolts have to be inserted with the heads (0.175Ē tall) inboard to clear the pants. The jackpoint is approximately 0.7Ē thick. When I put the wheel pants on, I have to spread them out to get them over the jackpoint.

When I put the wheel pants screws in, the fiberglass is in firm contact with the jackpoint. The wheel pant is slightly distorted but seems to go together okay.

Should I just leave it as is, add a blister, reform the wheel pants bracket?

Thanks in advance,
Bill Finnell
RV-8 Fuselage
Tucson AZ
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:49 PM
Raven31 Raven31 is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Portales NM
Posts: 27
Default Same issue

Installed the jack points yesterday and I have the same issue. Let me know if you find a work around.

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Old 02-17-2018, 04:12 PM
SuperCubDriver SuperCubDriver is offline
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Location: Germany
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Due to bigger tires I moved my wheel pants up a bit. They touched one bolt on the brake caliper and developed a slight crack. I then added a blister to clear the bolt.
So yes, I recommend a blister to avoid work on the wheel pants at a later time.
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