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Posted June 20, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Sounds like you need wheels and tires for a mustang lol.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Ryan, before I jumped off and bought wheels I would measure the lug pattern on the trailer. If it's a 4 lug number the lugs 1, 2, 3 & 4. Then measure from the center of number 1 to the center of number 3. Let's say when you measure that the distance is 4 1/2", that means it's a 4 on 4 1/2 wheel, 4 lugs on 4 1/2 inch centers. Never was a big Mustang fan (could always out run them) but I don't remember them ever having a 4 lug wheel. Could be wrong but by measuring your lug pattern you can't go wrong.
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 08:02 PM

Casey, techachly, they don't have to be mustang wheels. Just compatible with mustang hubs. LOL!

Ronnie, I know how to measure them, I just never have. Lol. I didn't have a choice of wheels then, it was those, or nothing. So, I took those and had to make them work if they didn't fit. I have no idea how many lugs the mustangs had, but I was told they came off by the guy who built the main part with his father 30 something years ago.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:05 PM

We have a 65 mustang sitting out in the weeds that has 4 lug wheels on it

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 09:17 PM

We have a 65 mustang sitting out in the weeds that has 4 lug wheels on it


MY BAD.

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 10:31 PM

John, You should send the wheels and tires to Ryan. lol

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Not mine to send lol otherwise I would

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 11:05 AM

I put the tires on this morning.
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I york raked my trails in the woods to maintain them and I had piles of dirt/weeds/rocks and everything else you can imagine all over the place. I am going to put the piles in the ruts and muddy spots on my trails. I loaded up the trailer full to the top after putting the tires on and I came out of the woods to take a break and get something to eat. Well, I was driving up a hill (the one in the back of the pic above) and when the trailer is filled with something that heavy I have to drive up the hill on an angle to make it less steep so I don't break traction. All the weight in the trailer was pushing on the left tire of the trailer and the bead popped off! I only put 15 psi in the tires because they are so old and dry rotted. I had no choice but to finish driving up with the flat tire. At least it happened out of the woods were it could have been a much bigger problem.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 11:18 AM

I went and took a pic. There is a lot of stuff in the trailer! And, I still have about this much more in piles!

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Looks like you need a tire Ryan. Good luck.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 06:31 PM

Looks like you need a tire Ryan. Good luck.


No, I already fixed it. All I had to do was jack it up to take the weight off of it and air it back up. I have already used it again. I will post pics soon.

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 07:17 PM

It only looks a bit short of breathe, glad you got it a shot to round it back up!

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Posted June 21, 2012 - 10:31 PM

They're supposed to be round all the way around there Ryan.

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Posted June 22, 2012 - 09:15 AM

Here are the pics I mentioned.

To mow one portion of my neighbors yard I have to drive across a bridge. The bridge is just sitting on top of the ground at both sides so its about a 10 inch step up on one side and about 6 inches on the other side. When I made a path to the bridge I saw it would be a problem, so I tried to put some stuff there but it wasn't much and didn't make a whole lot of a difference.
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I started putting the material down but on the one side it was falling under the bridge. Luckily, I knew were there were some broken boards not far away. I grabbed some and stuffed them into one of the holes in the bridge as a side. After putting what I thought was enough I backed across it with the '71 and the trailer and it worked great!

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