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Posted June 19, 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hey Ryan, that looks great. Keep up the fine work.

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 06:05 PM

That's going to look great, Ryan! I know all about projects getting stacked up!

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 06:25 PM

Ryan looking good!! The rims look like chrome, if they are......is it okay to put them in an etank?? And if yes....what will it do to it??

If they are chrome, the gas expulsed will be dangerous. Hopefully they are just aluminum paint-no problem-


Update-OK, by now we've established paint, not chrome :blush2:

Edited by Toolpartzman, June 19, 2012 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted June 19, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Thanks everybody!

Brian, you have to remember this trailer never was "new." It's homemade, and never was painted. So, anything will make it look better then new! LOL!

Kenny, it's not so much projects getting stacked up... it's trailer work getting stacked up! I have a few things waiting to be done, and who knows what else I will have to do by the time I get valves.

Toolpartzman, they are STEEL wheels. The light reflecting off of the silver paint made them look shiny, like chrome. I already have them painted.

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 06:35 PM

Looking great Ryan, keep at it and have fun.

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Posted June 19, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Nice job Ryan. Congratulations. Looks good.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:16 PM

Thanks you two!

I got valves, so I mounted the tires up.
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I need to find some better tires for this, these ones are pretty rotted! The only problem, these are 13 inch wheels and they are pretty uncommon now. I think the easiest thing to do would be to find another set of wheels that are a more common size.
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I was excited to be able to put my trailer back into service! I went to get the lug nuts and a ratchet when I remembered... I forgot to paint the lug nuts! LOL! Oh well, I guess I will have to wait another day to put them on.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:00 PM

Hey Ryan, 13 inch isn't uncommon, you can guy 13 inch trailer tires at Tractor Supply and probably Walmart. you can also get 5.30-12 trailer tires on 4 bolt rims, but better to get the tires for 13 inch wheels.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hey Ryan, 13 inch isn't uncommon, you can guy 13 inch trailer tires at Tractor Supply and probably Walmart. you can also get 5.30-12 trailer tires on 4 bolt rims, but better to get the tires for 13 inch wheels.


I know I could buy new ones. But, I don't really want to spend that much on tires if I am only going to be pulling it around the woods and yard. The top speed on my PKs is 6mph (I think) so it's not like they will be going highway speeds. If they were, I would have bought new tires a long time ago!

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:12 PM

13 inch tires were common on 1960s "compact cars" such as the Dodge Dart, Plymouth Valiant, and Ford Falcon if that helps. That means if you see any around go ask the owner if they have any old tires off of them.

I have a Dart but the old tires were radials and junk (left with the tire drive this year). I have Falcon wheels and tires on a homemade wagon but they aren't much better than yours lol.

Edited by wvbuzzmaster, June 20, 2012 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:19 PM

13 inch tires were common on 1960s "compact cars" such as the Dodge Dart, Plymouth Valiant, and Ford Falcon if that helps. That means if you see any around go ask the owner if they have any old tires off of them.

I have a Dart but the old tires were radials and junk (left with the tire drive this year). I have Falcon wheels and tires on a homemade wagon but they aren't much better than yours lol.


To be honest, I have had my eye on the wheels that are on my brothers car! LOL! He has an escort (not sure of the year) and it NEEDS to go. He has been looking for a better car but hasn't found anything. Once he finds something better his car will go to the scrap yard. And when it does, the wheels will stay with me! LOL! They have 14 inch wheels, those are pretty common and easy to find.

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The guy who gave my dad and I the frame a few years ago told me, the spindles and hubs that are on the trailer are off of a mustang. LOL!

Edited by Ryan313, June 20, 2012 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted June 20, 2012 - 06:03 PM

Cool, as long as you lined out a source, does the escort have a spare you can borrow for now? LOL

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 06:09 PM

Cool, as long as you lined out a source, does the escort have a spare you can borrow for now? LOL


Might have a donut...

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 06:56 PM

Just sent 2 escort wagons to the junkyard. They had the 4 bolts on them and 2 of them had about 15k on them before the engine blew. Rats, sorry, my timing stinks.

Ryan, is there a junkyard close to you? If so, go there and ask to buy 2 tires, decent shape on escort rims. They shouldn't run you much more that 30-50 for the pair. At least that seems to be going rates around here.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 07:26 PM

There are a few junk yards around. They don't even have to be escort wheels. And actully I don't even know if the lug spacing is the same. The wheels I have on it had a bolt pattern slightly larger so they had to be torched a tiny bit to fit. I figured if the escort wheels were not the right size I could torch them bigger or smaller a little bit.




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