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« on: August 28, 2013, 03:08 PM »

I need the o ring where the lower spreader attaches to the center spine.there isn't a center t the lower spreader is all one piece.where can I find a couple of these? Can I use something else?zip tie it.I also need length of the upper spreader.She broke that too..
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 03:16 PM »

Don't need parts I was able to find a rubber ring in my tool kit and I set the kite up just cut a 3mm arrow shaft to size fits good.Shethrashes the thing should be good to go.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 04:51 PM »

cheapest way to find them is to go to your local hardware store....find the closest size Oring in the plumbing department.....

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 05:49 PM »

cheapest way to find them is to go to your local hardware store....find the closest size Oring in the kiting department.....
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 01:16 PM »

Not sure why but on one of my wife's Beetles it has a upper cross spreader.Ibwas looking at her other one it doesn't have a upper spreader.Someone must of added a spreader at some point.Looking closer it does look like it was modified at some point..
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 01:31 PM »

there was an upper spreader in the add on kit.....it sort of clips onto the leading edges.....hard plasticky fittings
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 01:11 AM »

Hardware store, Harbor Freight has an assorted o-ring box that's inexpensive, or just stop by your local auto parts store. Big chain stores may not have them separate but smaller/older stores will often have boxes of sizes they sell one at a time and you won't pay $4.00 for the cardboard and plastic bubble, probably well under a buck if you find them.

Another source if you don't mind seeming off the wall is to go to your local Automatic Transmission shop, my family owns one and we have tons odd assorted size O-rings left over from the rebuild kits we buy for every trans worked on.

Automotive use is where those things came from originally.



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