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VDH WING ON DSS PLATE

Discussion in 'Vintage Double Hose' started by scuba127, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. scuba127

    scuba127 Barracuda

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    Does anyone here happen to know if a 35lb. VDH win will marry up OK with a size medium DSS Steel Plate? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  3. scuba127

    scuba127 Barracuda

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    Did that...Bryan says he doesn't know as he's never seen a DSS Plate...
     
  4. Bryan@Vintage Double Hose

    Bryan@Vintage Double Hose Instructor, Scuba

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    I have never seen a DSS piece of equipment in the flesh so I don't want to give a potential customer incorrect information.
     
  5. scuba127

    scuba127 Barracuda

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    Understandable....
     
  6. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    If you're willing to use an STA, almost certainly. If you're looking for slots to line up, not a clue.
     
  7. scuba127

    scuba127 Barracuda

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    Looking for the slots to line up...
     
  8. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Great White

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    You can always make the slots line up. First, see if they line up, they might. If not, lay the wing down onto the plate in the position where you want it and mark the plate through the wing slots with a sharpie in the locations where the slots need to be extended. Next, drill a 1/4” hole in the plate at the end of the new slot locations and cut the section out between the end of the old slot and 1/4” hole with a cut off wheel.
    Clean up your new cuts with a file to blend the cut from the new to the old slot so it looks stock.
    If you don’t want to do this then sell the plate and get a new plate that works with the VDH wing.
    But it’s entirely possible it will already work.
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'll try to remember tomorrow to check since I have both
     
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  10. rob.mwpropane

    rob.mwpropane Barracuda

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    Yes, I dive that setup. My wife dives the small plate with 35# wing, also lines up. I use the plastic version of these
    Electro-Plated Assembly Screw w/rubber protector , Piranha Dive Shop |
    to hold it together. Everything lines up, fits great. Very happy with it. If you'd like to see pictures let me know and I can get some together.
     

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