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Jerr Dan wheel scoop pivot point


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I was out tonight and noticed the locking pins on my pivot points for the wheel scoops were not engaged down in the wheel grid after I lifted the vehicle.  It seems like there should be shims on the top side of the pivot pin to take up the play so the locking pins will engage.  Everything was tight, the scoops stayed in place and it traveled well with no issues.  I don't see the reason for the pins if they don't engage.  The Vulcan I used to have had pins that dropped in once you installed the scoops.  I looked at the parts breakdown for the wheel grid and it doesn't show shims or washers and my pivot pins do not seem to be worn.  I could make them if I need to, just not sure at this point.


Any thoughts?



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If I'm looking at this with the proper perspective, would a good, solid bump cause the entire arm swivel to disconnect from the T-Bar?

Using your photo and circled the part I think you're speaking of. Am I looking at the pin you're speaking of? I use a rule of thump that says, if some part is shiny and visible, it could be loose, or coming loose.     R.



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Thanks for taking a look


What you have circled in your picture is the spring loaded plung pin.  In the top picture, it is more of a straight on view, you can see the larger pin better, which is the pivot pin.  The large pin keeps the whole pivot part connected to the T bar, so to answer you question, no, it could not separate from the T bar.


That plung pin holds the pivot point perpendicular to the  to the T bar when it is engage, it is designed to swing out to allow you to install the scoop, then you swing the scoop under the back side of the wheel and the spring pushes the plung pin back in the hole when it is back to perpendicular.  

That all works, and when everything is on the ground, the pins are in place, but when I lift the vehicle, the whole pivot point raises just enough to allow that pin to come up.  With the strap over the back of the wheel and attached to the scoop, I don't see how the scoop could come out from under the tire 


At this point I have moved a bunch of cars and everything seems tight when I am hooked.   I could make up some shims but I am just wondering if that is the design.  




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Here are several contact for JerrDan factory parts department that I have in my stash, but I don't know how current the names are.


Chrisy Foltz, Parts Department Manager, cfoltz@jerrdan.com, 800-926-9666


Ron Walls, rcwalls@jerrdan.com,




Perhaps you can forward your message to them via email asking them to call you back? It's worth a try ... Happy Hunting.       R


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