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I did the cardinal sin for the arm rests... I rotated it so that the nut inside started to move, and now I can't seem to figure out how its supposed to go in there... Any help on how to get the screw back into the nut would be greatly appreciated.
- Using a long knife cut the foam (in the center) in a 360 degree fashion around the long axis of the arm rest
- Peal the foam 1/2 off of each side using a putty knife and razor.
- There are 4 wood screws going through the wooden top into the plastic bottom. Remove them.
- Remove the strapping tape from the plastic bottom to expose the inner mechanism.
- Place the nut into the square holder. You could silicon it in place if you think you will ever do this again. Screw in the long rod.
- Apply the spring clip so the shaft does not rattle.
- Wrap the unit with strapping tape. Reassemble the wood, plastic bottom.
- Silicon the foam back into place
Tricks to get the roll pin into position and properly placed:
- Use a pen to mark the hole positions in the base plate
- Run a 4 inch bolt with a thin diameter (maybe a number 8) through the center of the roll pin
- Use a C clamp covered with a cloth (to not dirty the arm rest cover) and compress the arm rest near the hole where the pin goes
- Place the roll pin with the centering bolt into the base plate roll pin hole. Use you ink marks as a guide to location.
- Using a flat chisel tap in the roll pin, pushing the roll pin toward the arm rest as you hit the chisel with a metal hammer.
- Remove the 4 inch bolt with a long nose Channel Lock and knock the roll pin flat to finish seating it.
Can this roll-pin be purchased at like a Home Depot place? Size and type?
Yes, it can be picked up anywhere. I believe it's 1/4" in diameter and maybe 3/4" long... take your arm rest with you to the store and find one that will fit properly...
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