How to Build a Complete Skateboard

Here are some instructions and a video to help you build your own custom complete skateboard:

Materials

Step 1: Installing Skateboard Truck Hardware
If you haven’t done so already, pop through the screw holes in your skateboard deck. There should be eight holes total. Insert a screw into each hole.

Step 2: Attaching the Skateboard Trucks
With the large bolt (kingpin) facing the center of the deck, attach the skateboard trucks to the screws. Tighten the bolts using a screwdriver or skate tool.

Step 3: Inserting the Bearing in the Skateboard Wheels
Carefully remove the nut and two washers from the truck axle. Put them aside. Insert the bearings into each wheel by first placing the bearing on the truck axle with the metal side down. Put the wheel onto the axle and press to insert the bearing. Repeat on both sides for each wheel.

Step 4: Installing the Skateboard Wheels on the Trucks
To attach the wheels, place one of the washers onto the truck first followed the complete wheel and the second washer. Use a skate tool to secure the wheel with a nut. Repeat for the other three wheels.
Note: The nut should be tight enough to securely hold the wheel, but loose enough that the wheel can still spin easily.

Other How To Skateboard Instructions:
How To Apply Grip Tape to a Skateboard Deck


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