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#16 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 06:34 AM

Ryan glad you got it and thanks to the person that bought it for you :thumbs: Are you going to look for OEM tires for it ? Those look to be what is on my Jim Dandy , I'll try to did up some info there wasn't any brand listed in the brochure from the Jim Dandy .Wonder if any parts manuals would have that or just the sizes ? Al

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Ryan glad you got it and thanks to the person that bought it for you :thumbs: Are you going to look for OEM tires for it ? Those look to be what is on my Jim Dandy , I'll try to did up some info there wasn't any brand listed in the brochure from the Jim Dandy .Wonder if any parts manuals would have that or just the sizes ? Al


If I can find some new ones with the same pattern, I would prefer those. Yes, they are the same ones that are on your Jim Dandy. Same tires, same wheels, same bearings, and same axle. Do you know that horizontal tube on the bottom of the spindle that is welded to the vertical part of the spindle? In steed of the tube being welded to the spindle, it is welded to the frame so everything is the same as the Jim Dandys.

EDIT: After seeing you post I looked and I couldn't find anything in any of the manuals I have.

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Posted May 25, 2012 - 12:11 PM

I dismounted the tires. One wheel is pretty clean, the other has some quite a bit of rust on it.
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One tube has a patch on it, it looks like a quality patch job. The other tube has two patches on it, they look like they are from some kind of do it yourself patch kit. Both of the valves were crooked and they are pretty messed up. Here is the one with the two patches. One is red, the other is black directly above the red patch in the back of the tube.
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Here is the tire size: 4.80/4.00-8
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I assume this is the tread pattern? It says "rib all weather" I did a quick search but I only found car tires.
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Edited by Ryan313, July 07, 2012 - 07:51 PM.


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Posted May 25, 2012 - 12:29 PM

Looks like a hot patch to me. I haven't seen one in years.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 07:43 AM

You could use electrolysis to clean that rim up real nice. If you reuse the tubes I would not mess with the patches. Good luck finding tires for it. Looks like a neat little trailer.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Nice trailer you got there Ryan. Nice someone did that for you. I just got that size tire for my ss12 a while ago at our Fleet Farm store.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 06:04 PM

I took the bearings out of the back of the wheels. Out of the four, only one works like it should. The others are seized in some way or another. I think I can free them up pretty easy, they aren't bad at all so new ones aren't needed if these clean up. Only one side had any kind of grease in it, and it was barely anything! Makes restoring it easier but not so good for keeping everything working.

Here is the tire tread, maybe somebody will recognize it.
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Posted May 27, 2012 - 05:00 AM

Good to see you're making headway Ryan, as mentioned above, the etank will cure most of that rim's problems.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 12:30 PM

I just read Daniel's article about E-tanks. Seems pretty easy and I think I will give it a try.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 01:29 PM

If you guys think this will work, this is what I will do. A piece of angle iron as the anode and the wheels have a piece of round bar through a hole in each wheel. The wheels stick out the top about 3 inches. I don't see how to submerge them all the way, do connect the charger directly to the wheel after it is under the water? I don't know, but that sounds bad to me.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 01:42 PM

The wheel should be completely submerged or you will have to turn it over and repeat. You could support the wheels with wire through the valve stem hole. I have not tried it but have read up on it alot. I will be using the process on my winch mount once my shoulder heels enough to remove it from the GT.

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Posted May 27, 2012 - 01:48 PM

Just normal chicken wire? I will try that, thanks!

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I got wire today. I will try and make an e-tank tomorrow. I also looked at tires in TS today, $41 per tire! I saw ones online that were half that with a wheel! I am going to have to shop around some more.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Watch the ones online. They might be wheelbarrow tires which won't hold up for long in your application I'm afraid. The tires will be of a lesser quality too if that's the case.

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Watch the ones online. They might be wheelbarrow tires which won't hold up for long in your application I'm afraid. The tires will be of a lesser quality too if that's the case.


The ones with wheels were actually about the same. Here is one that is cheaper. I didn't look much, this is the first one that came up on Google images.

http://www.etrailer....da/AM10002.html




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