This is a replacement wheel pin for those people who are trying to replace their suitcase wheel. The pin comes in two parts and we recommend once fitted that you use thread lock to ensure it doesn't come loose. The dimensions are as follows:
Total Length: 39mm
Length excluding nut and screw: 35mm
Unzip the case lining and take a look at the reverse side of the wheel unit. You should be able to see screws, rivets or both.
Un-screw the screws and drill off the rivets (being careful not to heat the rivet too much with the drill, as this will melt the housing).
After completing step 2 the housing should come out of the case easily. You must now examine the axis pin, as it needs to come out. If you are lucky, the pin will be held in with either a grub screw or surclip these come out easily. Other axis pins need drilling out carefully, once again do this without heating up the pin or melting the housing.
Replace the old wheel with the new one and replace the axis pin. If you had to drill out the axis pin, you may need to buy a new one (our product code ohl2185).
Put the unit back into the case. If you had to drill out any rivets, you can simply use a nut and bolt of the correct diameter and size.
Many thanks for your excellent service. The suitcase wheels arrived less than 24 hours after order and my husband fitted them to our Brics jumbo size holdall. The leather is in great nick but the wheels and some other plastic parts have been badly damaged in transit. So now with your wheels it should be good for a long time.
P.T., Kent, March 2022
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