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    Default Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    I was getting paranoid about the countersunk holes in my deck getting too deep so I wanted to get some wider, button head bolts.
    Unfortuately, Ace didn't have any that had heads wider than the mounting holes, if that makes sense.

    So, I just added in some fender washers and put them on.



    My question is, would this be an fairly safe way to mount trucks? Some of the washers started to bend a little as I tightened them snugly, but very lightly. Aside from that, they're stainless steel and pretty beefy, but is there anything I should look out for?
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    I use panhead hardware with washers and it works great.
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    I am pretty sure it's safe to do this.
    The only reason for not doing this everywhere is, that sunk in bolts are nicer to step on (as in you won't feel them at all). But on a deck with a neck, where you don't step on the bolts anyway, this is not a concern.
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    You might step on them oddly and your feet'll get a bit confused, maybe. I always run washers, regardless of the hardware, it's just nicer for the board. The extra height makes it a good reference for foot placement sometimes too.

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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    If you use countersunk hardware, then your holes should be countersunk as well.

    Before I grip my board I spin this thing in each hole to relieve stress and prevent cracking.

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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJFallout View Post
    I am pretty sure it's safe to do this.
    The only reason for not doing this everywhere is, that sunk in bolts are nicer to step on (as in you won't feel them at all). But on a deck with a neck, where you don't step on the bolts anyway, this is not a concern.
    I actually like stepping on these. It feels comfortable to me.
    I guess that seems to be the rule, haha. If it fits, I sits ... right?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    If you use countersunk hardware, then your holes should be countersunk as well.

    Before I grip my board I spin this thing in each hole to relieve stress and prevent cracking.
    It's a Churchill deck that already had the holes countersunk. It just felt to me that they were really digging in, maybe a 1/2mm or two.
    I was just wondering if this has any like structural issues with it, but I guess not.

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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enryu View Post
    I actually like stepping on these. It feels comfortable to me.
    I guess that seems to be the rule, haha. If it fits, I sits ... right?
    Thanks all!
    i love being able to feel the bolts to help me with my foot placement! keep it as is!
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    if it's unsafe, you'll find out when a bolt snaps. aka it's fine. ugh.
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    Counter sunk holes aren't a problem. Remember, your weight pushes down on the board. Your board sits on trucks. So, your weight pushes the board to the trucks. More stress is held on drop-thru's because your weight pushes the board away from the trucks... and on drop-thru's there is a lot of abuse until hardware breaks. Your board doesn't look like it's been abused that much, so I'd imagine you are in the clear. Even then, I've ridden boards with 2 bolts holding on the trucks and it seemed fine until I bonelessed as high as I could and snapped the neck off my dropthru......
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    Default Re: Mounting hardware, washers on a top-mount?

    what size fender washers are those?


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