Introduction

Need to replace those rubber cushions and washers on the trucks of your classic roller skates? No problem. The only tool required is a 14 mm wrench or ratchet and socket. Replacement cushions and washers are available online or at any respectable skate shop.

Tools

Using a 14 mm wrench, loosen and extract the bolt from the base plate.
  • Using a 14 mm wrench, loosen and extract the bolt from the base plate.

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Once the bolt is no longer in the base plate, lift and twist the entire truck assembly from the skate.
  • Once the bolt is no longer in the base plate, lift and twist the entire truck assembly from the skate.

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Flip the truck over and remove the nut from the truck assembly bolt. Flip the truck over and remove the nut from the truck assembly bolt.
  • Flip the truck over and remove the nut from the truck assembly bolt.

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Remove both sets of cushions and retaining washers from the bolt. Remove both sets of cushions and retaining washers from the bolt.
  • Remove both sets of cushions and retaining washers from the bolt.

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Remove the retaining washer from each cushion. Use a spudger if the washer and cushion are difficult to separate. Replace worn cushions and washers.
  • Remove the retaining washer from each cushion.

  • Use a spudger if the washer and cushion are difficult to separate.

  • Replace worn cushions and washers.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Jen Rushing

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