Yeah I know what you are thinking …Here we go “Gather round the campfire, get out the weenies and marshmallows Rooster is gonna tell us a story” Then we can all sing Kum By Yah while he spits bourbon on the fire and plays a 12 string with 7 talons (lost one in a cock fight years ago).
So yesterday at the York show I was asked (along with a few others) if it was possible to do such. Then of course a discussion of LIGHT thought on the subject with others (council) ensued. The person that asked the question and myself then walked the floor to find and Aristo Streamliner that was out of the box so we could refresh our memories on the design. Well that went no where other than discussing tomato plants along with other plants as well.
Today after I unpacked all the stuff I got from the show (which I have too much of already). I started tinkering around in my man shed remembering the conversation from yesterday. I grabbed one of the Aristo streamliners I have and looked at it. Then I grabbed a set of USA streamliner trucks (which I keep in stock) and before you know it I was removing screws. So here is the answer to the question that was asked. YES it is actually a rather simple conversion and it took me about 1/2 hour to do it.
If the below pictures do not explain the simplicity then you probably should not be doing this mod anyway. Final note …my Aristo Streamliners are lowered by removing the floor and shifting it up wards so results may vary on ride height. However it’s a simple mod that can be done especially considering the original Aristo streamliners trucks are made of unubtainium these days. The Ro truck is much heavier but a different look.
Aristo Truck ^^^^
Take the piece you just cut and ream it out a bit on the bottom with 1/4" drill bit and down through the top with a 3/16" bit “BY HAND” then lay it on top of the center pin. DO NOT GLUE ANYTHING
Get a smaller washer and run the screw through the piece you just cut and into the main bolster.
Very Very simple mod. The result is a heavier car and a different look but YES you can use USA trucks to replace the unavailable Aristo ones.
NO Greg you may not have this for you’re website but you can certainly view it here on LSC as this is my home always has been and always will be.
Thanks Pat for bringing this up as I honestly never thought about it but it certainly is an easy and doable mod.