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Old 05-25-18, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Va1984 View Post
yes. maybe it was too mushy to prevent bending? I'll check it, I still have it
Yes, plastic spacers are usually too soft to prevent bending. They're more for helping prevent the rear end from being squeezed together.
One good way to prevent this sort of damage is to use an old high flange hub. Not only does it keep the spacing set, the high flanges prevent the hanger from getting hit when the box gets dropped on the floor (which it will.)
Or you can make a wood block out of 2x4 that both fills the dropout slots and protects the hanger. Takes a bit of work if you don't have a table saw but it's time well spent. Doesn't need to be super-precise.
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