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    Default Brake stay spacer question

    I started to set up this old girder about three years ago but it was taking a while so I threw the stock forks back on and this project went on the back burner. I’m having some other problems now so she’s on the lift anyway so I figured I would get back to this thing.

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    There’s about an inch gap between the brake stay and the tab. Is there any reason I should try to put another bend in the stay to close that up a little bit, or should I just stick a spacer in there and send it?

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    I would bend it so both ends are parallel to the mounting bolts.

    Since that brake is a on a girder, the brake plate does not move like it would on a springer, so do not even need the heim joint rod ends - a flat piece of steel will work with the right bends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriNortchopz View Post
    I would bend it so both ends are parallel to the mounting bolts.

    Since that brake is a on a girder, the brake plate does not move like it would on a springer, so do not even need the heim joint rod ends - a flat piece of steel will work with the right bends.
    That's what I was wondering, thanks. I'm going to put it in the vice and give it a little heat and square it up with the tab. I was thinking about some flat steel but the length on this old hemi joint stay I had lying around was just right, so I figured I'd put it to work.

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    Rod end fittings aren't designed to be bent after manufacture but the rods between bend easily.

    Flat bar would be easy to torch bend and look good vs that rusty junk. If you like rod ends new milsurp parts are cheap via Ebay.

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