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    Default Toothbar side plate gap

    I am making a tooth bar for my FEL and I am upto welding it together but I don't know how much gap to leave between the side bracket ( with the bolt) and the side of the bucket. I thought 3mm or 1/8" each side but its only a guess. Too little and it will be too hard to put on/remove, too big and it'll be too loose. If somebody can tell me what their one is it would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Geoff

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    Default Re: Toothbar side plate gap

    I think you got it right 1/8 inch or less.
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    Default Re: Toothbar side plate gap

    I'd leave between 1/16" and 1/8" total, not 1/8" on each side... that'd be way too sloppy

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    Default Re: Toothbar side plate gap

    Don't worry about too loose. You can fill any gap with washers/spacers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13gef13 View Post
    I am making a tooth bar for my FEL and I am upto welding it together but I don't know how much gap to leave between the side bracket ( with the bolt) and the side of the bucket. I thought 3mm or 1/8" each side but its only a guess. Too little and it will be too hard to put on/remove, too big and it'll be too loose. If somebody can tell me what their one is it would be appreciated.
    Thanks, Geoff
    When I ordered my piranha toothbar, Harry asked for the inside measurement of my bucket to confirm that it was stock, and the brackets were no more than 1/8" inside the sides of our bucket.

    In fact, because the bottom lip was a leetle bit warped from prying on BIG rocks, it ended up being a really tight fit needed some coaxing with a 3# persuader pounding on a piece of 2x6 to get it fully seated.

    Thomas

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    Default Re: Toothbar side plate gap

    Two washers less than the bucket width.

    Bruce

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