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Metal Washers Source?
Dec 25th, 2010 at 2:28pm
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I need a couple of the big washers that go between the ski pedestal and the axle nut.  Anybody have a good source of washers this size?  Menards?  Farm & Fleet?  Etc.?

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Re: Metal Washers Source?
Reply #1 - Dec 26th, 2010 at 2:30pm
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I found suitable ones from McMaster-Carr a few years ago. Just know what size and thickness you need.  You might also check with Aero Ski Mfg Co. in Brooten, MN. (320) 346-2285.
  
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Reply #2 - Dec 26th, 2010 at 6:26pm
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The local hardware store should have those in stock, they call them "Fender washers."  Send me the size via e-mail and I will go see if they have what you need and mail them to you.
  

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Reply #3 - Dec 28th, 2010 at 10:05pm
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Tractor Supply Co, don't look in the bolt section, go over to the area where they sell farm hitch pins and 3 point parts, just above that hanging in little clear bags they sell washers and shims and have some that are 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 and other sizes.

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ps fender washers have a smaller hole in the middle
  
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Reply #4 - Dec 31st, 2010 at 5:19pm
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Hi there,
I found some at the local NAPA and they were 2 1/4" OD and had to be machined out the the proper 1 1/2" ID plus a couple Thou. You may want to thin them at the same time. Most Tractor or Trucking Supply places should have them. Good Luck, Willy T.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 5th, 2011 at 10:59pm
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I also found that some of the snow plows use 1  1/4 washers as shims for the skids to keep the plow blade off of the ground.

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Reply #6 - Jan 24th, 2014 at 6:51pm
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I know this an old thread, but I wanted to make a comment.

I just received new genuine part# 11A109 Federal Ski washers for my Cub from Wipaire. I'm sure they were more expensive than some of the above suggestions, but they weren't that expensive at $9.08 each. They are the correct part number from the Federal Ski installation drawings, they are heat treated, ground all over, CAD plated, and FAA/PMA approved. That is not a bad price for special aircraft parts these days.

To me it was a no-brainer to buy these washers from Wipline. How much time can you afford to spend looking for washers, and then possibly modifying them, just to save a couple bucks? I'm confident these washers from Wipaire are better quality than the cheaper alternatives at little extra cost.

I think it also makes sense to buy these washers for another reason. I'm not sure how high the side loads on ski mounts can be, but I feel a little more comfortable knowing the washers that retain the skis on my Cub are not made from mild steel. When the snow is rough, and the skis and gear take a pounding, I know that my washers should do their job without any concern of damage.

See the Wipaire parts list at: http://www.wipaire.com/pdf/parts_lists/Wipaire_Parts_List_SSAP.pdf

P.S. - I do not work for Wipaire. I'm just a first time customer.
  
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Reply #7 - Jan 24th, 2014 at 10:40pm
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Thanks for the report on the washers, if they make you feel safer then whats better then that. But if you side load the ski from the inside it doesn't matter how tough your washer is it will "blow" the axel nut right off. My TSC washers have 400+ hours on the same washers and most of it off airport and still going strong.

Glenn

PS. Thanks Wip for making airplane parts for us.
  
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