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#1 fonz3482 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 09:13 AM

Hello everyone,
I recently purchased a gt and im looking to mount 26x12x12's on the back. I would like to find some steel wheels to do so. Anyone have any suggestions, and know how much they would cost?? I found a company selling 12x10.5 wheels for $25 ea. but they want $28 per wheel to ship them which I feel is crazy to pay more for shippiong than the product itself. Any advice or sugestions would be great, thanks!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 10:17 AM

That's $53 per wheel, and if new, a good price really....in today's economy anyway. They advertise the low price, even though it's likely a loss, so they make it up on shipping.
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 11:43 AM

I called a local tire shop today that sponsers our fire companies tractor pull event to see if he had anything. He said he is into gt pulling and he is gonna look at home tonight at what he has laying around out behind his shop. So hopefully he comes up with something used that I can buy cheap. I figured those wheels were a great price, but it always ticks me off when shipping cost more than the item your buying. I also came across some on smalltires.com alittle cheaper, but I like the looks of the $25 ones better.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Good chance he has some wheels for ya....hope so!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 12:43 PM

I made the ones for my GTV/16, "Big Bertha". Couldn't see spending that much for free tires!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 02:14 PM

I have also made a few sets. Not real hard to do but it would be much easier with a plasma cutter. On my JD 140 the one one the right side has two valve stems an innie and an outie.

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Posted August 13, 2012 - 07:31 PM

Would you be willing to share where you can get em?
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Posted August 14, 2012 - 05:36 AM

Joel,
The 9" rims for the JD140H3 with 23 X 10.5-12 tires were made out of three 7" rims, 2 JDs and one Craftsman rims carefully cut with an oxy/acetylene torch and welded back together inside and out with a MIG welder. I also built 11" wide rims for my son's Craftsman with 26 X 12-12 tires out of four 7" rims the same way as well as three other sets of 9" rims for a couple of friends.

I always weld them back together inside and outside and none of them have ever leaked at the welds. It would be a much easier task with a plasma cutter to make the cuts
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Posted August 14, 2012 - 05:50 AM

Here's a link to where I had one wheel welded up. post 114:
http://gardentractor...h/page__st__105
It took 4 wheels to make 2 wide ones, think mine ended up around 9.5" wide.

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 01:24 PM

You might check with the local pullers. They may have some extras lying around. Not to hihgjack the thread but I heard the pulls at the Corn Festival were pretty good this year. I haven't been since I moved from Eden in 1987.

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 03:25 PM

Theres a puller in the club who makes 12 x 12 rims for $75 a set you pick the back spacing. upstate NY area
PM if you want his phone number
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Posted September 14, 2012 - 04:50 PM

I have so many old 7 1/2" rims around, I wish some one would come and get them.

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 05:11 PM

I have so many old 7 1/2" rims around, I wish some one would come and get them.

I took those and cut near the outside of one and near the center section of another. Welded them together and made wider wheels for my 26 X 12 tires.
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Posted September 14, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Yup! I'll give 4 of them to someone who picks them up. They still have tires on them to be removed.

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 06:11 PM

I'll buzz right up this evening. But I have to be home before midnight! :bigrofl:




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