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Chinook Mast Base Dissassembly

 
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Darbonne



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
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Location: Farmerville, Louisiana

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Chinook Mast Base Dissassembly Reply with quote

I have a Chinook base that I want to disassemble so I can fit a Mistral stud to it for use in my Superlight. The Chinook has an offset stud that goes into the board so the bolt that holds the tendon is dead center and easily accessible. The bolt will not budge. I put a strap wrench around the tendon and tried to break the bolt loose. No Bueno. Broke the strap wrench. I know that it is probably locked with some super thread lock. Probably should have purchased the entire base already assembled. Anyone have any tricks or methods for disassembly of a mast base without ruining the components.
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pete1111



Joined: 16 Apr 2005
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Location: The Dude

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need to heat up the bolt so the locktite will soften and then you should be able to loosen it.
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I say this?
Windance. Used. Misc. 35 bucks.
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ramps



Joined: 07 May 2000
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air impact wrench.
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ramps



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air impact wrench.
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Darbonne



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
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Location: Farmerville, Louisiana

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not the best idea I ever had. Turns out I have a cup and some other misc. base parts. Just going to buy the parts needed for a new base.
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For raceboard use a mechanical UJ is very nice.
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