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Old 05-04-2011, 09:06 PM
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Zero flex tower / updated racks!?!?

Hey guys!

I just came across a smoking deal on some Mastercraft backing plates on ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...SI:MOTORS:1123

Ultimately, I'd like to machine them to accept the clamp style fingers. Where is a good place to look for the fingers new or used?

Anyone know what size tubes these backing plates fit? I'm guessing that mine are smaller.......

I know a bunch of good machinists, so the retrofit shouldnt be all that hard. Even if I had to have new fingers machined up that wouldnt be out of the question....

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:25 AM
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Hey guys!

I just came across a smoking deal on some Mastercraft backing plates on ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...SI:MOTORS:1123

Ultimately, I'd like to machine them to accept the clamp style fingers. Where is a good place to look for the fingers new or used?

Anyone know what size tubes these backing plates fit? I'm guessing that mine are smaller.......

I know a bunch of good machinists, so the retrofit shouldnt be all that hard. Even if I had to have new fingers machined up that wouldnt be out of the question....

Thanks for any input!
I seen some from a company called pyramid manufacturing on Ebay that sold just the fingers.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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Those look like plates I have on my zero-flex tower on my 07 X1. I'll measure the diameter of mounting point when I get home.

I've been thinking of having a machinist friend make me a set of forks that would have a slot to hold a surf board between the two wakeboard slots.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:22 PM
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^ Any info on the OEM fingers for these plates? I cant find them anywhere. Does Mastercraft make fingers for these plates that will accommodate a surfboard?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:23 PM
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I seen some from a company called pyramid manufacturing on Ebay that sold just the fingers.

Thanks! I'm going to try to find them!
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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Pyramid has some nice stuff. Just emailed them to see if they have a bolt on finger set for these mounting plates!

http://shop.ebay.com/pyramidmfg1/m.h...&_trksid=p3686
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:54 PM
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^ Any info on the OEM fingers for these plates? I cant find them anywhere. Does Mastercraft make fingers for these plates that will accommodate a surfboard?
I bought the complete set from that seller earlier this year that included the fingers. The included fingers will not accommodate my Inland Surfer blue lake.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:29 PM
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I bought the complete set from that seller earlier this year that included the fingers. The included fingers will not accommodate my Inland Surfer blue lake.
Yup, the factory fingers wont hold my F18 either.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:11 PM
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I keep hearing that about the Blue lake and the Red tide not fitting in the factory racks. I don't seen to have this problem for some reason. Here's a picture of my Blue lake in my 03 X2 (because that's the only picture I have with me right now). I'm able to use my factory racks for both my Red tide and blue Lake boards with my racks.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:16 PM
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My surf board fits in my factory racks without an issue.

FYI I updated my 03 X30 to accept the newer style factory wakeboard racks without buying new plates.
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