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08-07-05, 02:41 PM   #1  
replacing keel roller

We are replacing the keel roller on our trailer. The spindle for the roller is about 1" longer than the old one. Do I need to cut the spindle down to the exact size or can I put a spacer on it to close the small gap that would be there otherwise? We don't want to have any side to side movement. If I have to cut the steel spindle what would I use?

 
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08-07-05, 02:49 PM   #2  
if its just a small space there cant you just add steel washers on each side like to hold it center.

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08-07-05, 02:53 PM   #3  
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You can shim it with washers on both sides, you should be able to purchase one the right length.

 
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08-07-05, 03:01 PM   #4  
You would think you would be able to buy one the correct size, but not so. For an 8" roller they make the spindle is 9-1/4" long. They are all 1-1/4 longer for whatever size roller you have.

 
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08-08-05, 09:04 PM   #5  
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Where are you looking? Check out yates I'm sure they make one.
Posted By: erica You would think you would be able to buy one the correct size, but not so. For an 8" roller they make the spindle is 9-1/4" long. They are all 1-1/4 longer for whatever size roller you have.

 
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