- Grip Tape (may already be installed)
- Deck Foam
- Skate Multi-Tool
- 3mm Allen Wrench T-Tool
Lay out the new deck and grip tape.
Take the rear piece of grip tape. Peel the backing off. Apply to the deck. Make sure the holes in the grip tape line up with the screw heads on the deck.
Take the front piece of grip tape. Remove the backing. Apply to the deck. Make sure to align the grip tape with the nose.
Take the middle piece of grip tape. Remove the backing and apply it to the deck. Make sure the holes in the grip tape line up with the screw heads on the deck.
Your grip tape is now applied:
Take your board and put it onto a box that is tall enough to lift the wheels off the table.
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle to remove the six screws that hold on the battery box. Put these screws to the side.
Use the 3mm Allen T-Handle and the Skate Tool to remove one of the front truck screws and nuts.
Take off the nut and pull out the screw. Put these to the side.
Repeat these steps to remove the other three truck screws and nuts. Note that when you remove the final screw the truck will fall so make sure to be ready for it. Put the front truck to the side.
Grab your board, holding the battery box to the deck. Flip it over and hang the tail off of the work table. Note that the board is very back heavy, make sure it doesn't flip off the table.
Note: In the middle photo above you see the front risers stuck to the deck. If they unstick, simply put them to the side.
Use the Skate Tool to secure one of the rear truck nuts.
Reach under the deck and direct the 3mm Allen T-Tool into the truck screw head. Unscrew with the 3mm Allen, and remove the nut and screw and put them to the side.
Look straight down on the rear truck. Notice that between the motor and hanger you can access the truck nut.
Use the Skate Tool to hold this nut.
Use the 3mm Allen T-Tool to remove the truck screw. Put the rear truck screw and nut to the side. Repeat these steps for the truck screws and nuts on the other side of the rear truck.
Grab the rear truck and the battery box at the same time. Lift them up and away from the old deck.
Remove the front and rear risers (if they have not fallen off already). There will be two in the front and two in the back. Put them to the side.
Apply the deck foam to the new deck.
Place the two rear risers on the new deck, lined up with the bold pattern.
Holding both at the same time, place the battery box and rear truck onto the new deck. Make sure the rear truck's mount holes, the riser holes, and the deck holes are all aligned.
Grab a truck screw and nut. Pass the screw through the board, risers, and truck base plate. Hand tighten the nut on the underside of the deck.
Repeat this for all four screws and nuts. The nuts that go between the motor and hanger will be a very tight fit for your fingers - make sure to orient the board in such a way where you can hold the nut in place as you screw in the screw.
Once all of the truck nuts nuts are are hand tight, use the Skate Tool and 3mm T-Handle Allen to tighten them firmly.
Reach under the deck and direct the 3mm Allen T-Tool into the truck screw head. Remove the nut and screw and put them to the side.
Once the rear truck is fully tightened down, grab the deck and hold the battery box too it. Flip it over and back onto the riser box.
Balance this carefully, as the board will be very back weighted. If the deck is tipping up as seen below, re-set it.
Secure the six battery box screws with the 3mm T-Handle Allen
Flip the board back over with the nose hanging off the table. Place the front risers (both of them) and then place the front truck.
Hand tighten the truck screws and nuts. Then use the 3mm Allen T-Handle and Skate Tool to secure them.