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 Post subject: chinese hook tolerances on Priors
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:32 pm 
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I just got a shiny new Prior board in the mail - but I can't put it all the way together! The chinese hooks seem to be installed too far into the board, and so the halves won't slide together.

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Anyone else had this problem?
I guess I'll have to try removing them and filing them down?


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can you show a pic of the nose- and tail-clips? is it the same there?

if yes - the board halfes are not correctly mounted: move the pucks for better adjustment of the 2 halves. no problem ...

if no - so if the clips fit well and only the hooks do not fit, imho this is unacceptable.

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It's not that the hooks are mounted incorrectly along the long length of the board - it's that they're too far from the edge of the board. So, no, the tail/tip of the board are not aligned when I took the photo above - I can't slide the halves together to make the ends flush, because the hooks hit.

The Split Decision I have slides together easily.

Here's the difference: Prior on the left, Voile on the right.
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Note the hook on the Prior obscures the edge of the board, while there is a gap on the Voile.


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Hmm.. we have 2 boards from Prior. The Chinese hooks were set-up kinda tight at first, but workable on one board. On the other, it slid together easily from the beginning, and now there is too much play (about a millimeter). Don't really know what to do about it, except maybe look for a local machinist around here who can duplicate a similar part with tighter dimensions.

Anyway, I think filing them down should work. I wish I had the same problem as you (unfortunately, I have the opposite).


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I would ask Prior!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:58 am 
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dont worry -



i put on a old duotone board - new chines hooks from a voile kit ....
the seam problem- like yours


my answere:


make the fix self ! with a sander , slow and ckeck it always .



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Don't wanna thread-hijack but...

If anyone has any other ideas for achieving the opposite (eg fixing too-much play between the Chinese hooks), let me know!

I'm thinking of wrapping some thin wire around one end to build up a spacer, but that is gonna be pretty ugly...

Don't think the JB Weld idea suggested elsewhere will help me, as I took a look and the screws are not crooked.


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Ask Prior if this problem is normal to them. If it is, they probably allready have a solution.


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Was the board assembled when it was delivered? Surely they assembled it at the factory before shipping it. I remember my Priors being tight enough that I had to slam the two halves together at first pretty hard. Otherwise call them and tell them you want another one.

As for loose hooks, I find just tightening the screws usually tightens them pretty well. You can also just replace the hooks if they get too worn.


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If you bought this new I would start the process of warranty repair right away. Prior has moved to a larger manufacturing area and misdrilled holes are a BIG part of their quaility control problems of late.


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You'd have to be an idiot to misdrill a hole with the template stickers that Voile provides. It just can't get any easier really. I'm sure its possible though.


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I don't know if the factory uses the stckers or a jig set up. Either way if you don't put it in the right spot.....or the bit jumps, or the operator has done to many.....


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Champagnepowder wrote:
Was the board assembled when it was delivered? Surely they assembled it at the factory before shipping it.


Yes, it was "assembled", but the two halves were definitely not completely together - it was about like my picture, maybe a little more "slammed together", and it took 10 minutes of pulling to get them apart!


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