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Old 10-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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I have a bunch of Werner ( & a few Bil Jak) Aluma Plank walkboards that need the plywood replaced. Has anyone had any luck doing this? Are there kits that one can buy or do you do it from scratch?
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I have a bunch of Werner ( & a few Bil Jak) Aluma Plank walkboards that need the plywood replaced. Has anyone had any luck doing this? Are there kits that one can buy or do you do it from scratch?
I set the skill at 1/4 ..Then run down the center . The ply will pull out somewhat easy. The bitch Is getting the the new ply In. I Just lightly pry on the flanges with a drywall hatchet [ The blade] Before sliding the new board in. It takes a few choice words to get the new ply in but It will slide in and fit tight !!

I need to replace the ply on 8 10' Planks ..My problem Is finding 10' ply.

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I set the skill at 1/4 ..Then run down the center . The ply will pull out somewhat easy. The bitch Is getting the the new ply In. I Just lightly pry on the flanges with a drywall hatchet [ The blade] It takes a few choice words to get the new ply in but It will slide in and fit tight !!

I need to replace the ply on 8 10' Planks ..My problem Is finding 10' ply.
I think the last time I used a scrap 2x to bang the ply in .

It's not that hard to replace them ! Thanks for the thread ...Maybe I'll get off my ass and get my chit up to OSHA!!!
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You are speaking of this type of walk boards ?
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I have the 7 footers (5307-19) & have about 8 of them to repair.
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You are speaking of this type of walk boards ?
Yes, like the one on the right in your photo where the plywood is riveted to the plank.
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Yes, like the one on the right in your photo where the plywood is riveted to the plank.
Pop the rivets ! Replace them with bolts & nuts That's worked for me.





Like this Bro ! A shorter bolt would be wise .
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I drill the rivets out
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instead of carriage bolts, you might consider the bolts they use on roll up doors (on box vans). Sorry, I forget the name of that type of bolt, flat head and about 1 1/4" in diameter
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elevator bolt
http://store.stepvanparts.com/D-ELEVATOR-BOLT-20001.HTM
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those look nice!

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