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G&S Chromoly Pivot Cups

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10x30
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:44 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 25 Aug 2021 Posts: 1 Location: Los Angeles
I have a set of the G&S Chromoly trucks with the plastic base plates and after 30+ years the pivot cups crumbled apart.
Like everything about these trucks they were a proprietary design so fairly impossible to find and would also be 30+ years old too.
Was wondering if anyone else found a decent replecement. I'm using Indy pivot cups now but they don't quite fill the baseplate pocket so the axle's pivot point shifts around a bit. I ride loose trucks but it's a bit too sketch.
Thanks in advance for any help!
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swelbow
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:10 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Nov 2009 Posts: 613 Location: lonely desert
I thought about trying to make them with 3M window urethane like the car guys do with motor mounts. Kind of expensive to buy that giant tube to make such little things. Lathe them out of delrin?
Make some and sell them

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PyratMike
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:02 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 03 Mar 2021 Posts: 63
Something has to fit…

https://www.riptidesports.com/pivot-cups/
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steve-g
Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:03 am Reply with quote
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Those dudes may be able to make a custom order if you supply the specs. If you have access to a lathe you could make your own from some polyurethane or machine down a large bottom bushing.
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steve-g
Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:15 am Reply with quote
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Oh yeah, need to add - those G&S trucks were the best for slappies and sparks! I loved their grind but hated that the kingpin would snap and couldn't be removed from the baseplate. I gave up on them after two pairs.
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