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On May 20, 2016, I picked up one of the rollers from Whit and here is what I have found with some possible suggestions.

  Once I had it back at my shop, I proceeded to remove the cover plates.
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The above pictures show the Exterior side of the axel, where the grease fitting is.
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This particular grease fitting is missing the ball and the nipple, the spring was still in the hole.
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The wheel is 11-1/4" diameter.
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It is important to know that the axel was only spot welded onto the cover plate.
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Here are some pictures of the cutout in the door.
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There were 4 thru bolts around the wheel that used standard metal conduit as a spacer as that part was not touching the wood door.
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NOTE:  It would appear that these rollers were held onto the door with only 8 bolts each.  The only thing that kept the 1 ton of wood doors from slipping down to the ground is the mortised cover plates.
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Carl J. Hutchison
Austin, TX. 78758
ph#: 512-331-8336