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Posted June 26, 2012 - 06:40 PM

sorry the tire itself not the wheel

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 08:25 PM

I cleaned up the bearing races and, I went to put them back into the wheels. I wasn't thinking of what I was doing so, my first swing of the hammer my aim was off... I hit my hand and then the wheel. I didn't do much damage, only a little nick and its on the back anyway. I decided to stop there, I will try again tomorrow. Lol.

sorry the tire itself not the wheel


Are they the original tires? If they are they probably need replacing anyway.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Ryan, sorry to hear of the paint damage. Also, how's the hand?

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 12:36 AM

Hope the hand is okay! Wheel can be touched up. Try a smaller hammer to get them started, then lay a board across. Then if your aim is off a bit, you hit the board and not the hand or wheel!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 12:50 AM

Looks good! Good luck with it!!!

When are you going to add the carrots and potatoes? :p


My 5 year-old refers to my tank as "soup." Must be a common thought.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hope the hand is okay! Wheel can be touched up. Try a smaller hammer to get them started, then lay a board across. Then if your aim is off a bit, you hit the board and not the hand or wheel!

Ryan, sorry to hear of the paint damage. Also, how's the hand?


Yeah my hand is fine. Lol. I didn't hit it hard. I was choked up on the hammer to get it started, so it's not like I could swing it very hard.

I don't think a board would work. The races go farther into the wheel then flush with the edge. And on the side where it is offset inward the board would sit on the tire and not the race.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Use a short piece of 2X4 on end! That will get them down flush and make it easier to work in the rest of the way! Gets the hands out of the way. I smacked mine years ago changing King Pins on a '67 Ford PU, took 12 stitches to close it up.

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Ryan if the new races fit in farther the the outer edge or the hub, I have at times ground the outside of the old race a little bit , installed them like Kenny said with a board and then use the old ground down race to finish the job , Al
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Posted June 27, 2012 - 12:04 PM

Ok guys, I got them in! Once they were flush, I found a big socket that was big enough to catch the outside of the race, but small enough to fit inside the part of the wheel. It happened to be a 1 1/4 inch socket that I used. It worked great actually!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 01:31 PM

Glad they went in without blood being spilled! That's gonna be a nice trailer once you get it all back together!

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Posted June 27, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thanks Kenny!

I went out to start on the part I have been putting off, the frame. I got the torch out and went to heat it up and I thought, "I wonder if it will bend back without heat?" So I gave it a whack with a 3 pound hammer and it bent back! A few more smaller hits and it is straight as an arrow! After taking out those two bends I decided to start prepping it for paint. I used the wire wheel for about 5 minutes before stopping. I hate using that wire wheel. :mad2:

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 06:46 AM

Glad you got it straightened out. I hate wire wheels too! But, sometimes it's the best option. One thing I invested in, though! It is the 'vest' part of welders leather set. I tied a string thru two of the snap holes to hang around my neck and has a strap that goes around your back to hold it on. Works great when using a wire wheel , grinding, or cutting with the angle grinder. Protects the body and shirt from sparks. It was pretty cheap at the welding supplier. I can always get the sleeves to go with it later.

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Ryan, glad you're making headway. :thumbs: on the frame bend.

Hey, what kind of wheel are you using? I use one of the twisted ones. Less wires flying everywhere. I hope you're wearing eye protection.

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 09:54 AM

Glad you got it straightened out. I hate wire wheels too! But, sometimes it's the best option. One thing I invested in, though! It is the 'vest' part of welders leather set. I tied a string thru two of the snap holes to hang around my neck and has a strap that goes around your back to hold it on. Works great when using a wire wheel , grinding, or cutting with the angle grinder. Protects the body and shirt from sparks. It was pretty cheap at the welding supplier. I can always get the sleeves to go with it later.

Good idea using a welder's vest! I burnt one hoodie welding, then about a week later I burnt it again grinding something!

Ryan, glad you're making headway. :thumbs: on the frame bend.

Hey, what kind of wheel are you using? I use one of the twisted ones. Less wires flying everywhere. I hope you're wearing eye protection.


I am using one of the braided ones as well. I figured that it would hold the wires better, so thats why I got that one. I always wear eye protection!

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Posted June 28, 2012 - 11:07 AM

The vest gets a bit warm to wear this time of year, but well worth it. Wish I had gotten it long ago!




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