If you don’t buy a pre-assembled complete skateboard, and you buy all the components to create a custom complete skateboard, you’ll have to either bring it to a shop or put it together yourself. If you’re purchasing this as a gift, we give you credit for assembling it, too. We’ve got a step by step list and a video to help you build your own– or someone else’s– custom complete skateboard.
- Gripped skateboard deck
- Skateboard hardware (set of 8 bolts and nuts)
- Skateboard trucks (set of 2)
- Set of bearings (2 for each wheel, 8 total)
- Skateboard wheels (set of 4)
- Skate tool
- Risers (Optional)
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 and 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 by 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.
Now for a step by step How-To video: