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#16 michael.kitko OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Thought I would include a pic for you to see the rim in process.

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Are you going to drill wheel weight holes in your rims?

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 02:35 PM

I haven't gotten that far in the thought process yet. I don't know if I should or not.

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Posted November 02, 2013 - 12:50 PM

Just realized I am gonna have to plug the holes for the valve stems and drill new ones on the other side of the rim. When the rims are finally mounted, the valves will be facing inward. I would have to take the outside dual off to air up or down. Not a good idea.

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 07:45 PM

No pics this time, but got a Harbor Freight blasting cabinet and commenced blasting a wheel. You know, the reviews were right. Not too bad. Light could use improvement and I did caulk it to begin with, but again, not bad for the money. Soon with the one wheel I will be done and moving on to TIG welding the hole up and drilling a new one on the other side. Three more wheels after this one to go.

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 08:00 PM

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I was not aware Caterpillar had a smartphone. Got pics? I posted once from a D6R.

 

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Posted November 14, 2013 - 09:24 PM

Here is a few pics of the phone. I do think it is cool you posted from a CAT. The guys at work are always asking about it or just saying it is cool when they see it.

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Posted November 16, 2013 - 06:08 PM

i Was wondering too about the phone and you can cheat on the hole s if you put a valve stem in backwards on the inside or just put 2 in



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Posted November 16, 2013 - 11:58 PM

I thought about two...not sure though. Kinda put that as a last resort if the weld up goes bad. I did start TIG welding the rim holes today. This project is going slow because the wheel prep is. Sorry to be taking longer than expected. On a side note, I helped a friend swap brakes and it got me thinking. I need to find some old brake rotors, cut the centers where the bolt holes are out and weld a piece of pipe in between for the spacers. Gonna be hard to find 4 old rotors up here in New London, CT. Especially since I will need 5 on 4.5". If any of you have any suggestions on where to get them, please let me know.

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Posted November 17, 2013 - 05:56 AM

I thought about two...not sure though. Kinda put that as a last resort if the weld up goes bad. I did start TIG welding the rim holes today. This project is going slow because the wheel prep is. Sorry to be taking longer than expected. On a side note, I helped a friend swap brakes and it got me thinking. I need to find some old brake rotors, cut the centers where the bolt holes are out and weld a piece of pipe in between for the spacers. Gonna be hard to find 4 old rotors up here in New London, CT. Especially since I will need 5 on 4.5". If any of you have any suggestions on where to get them, please let me know.

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On the rotors, go to any repair shop that does brake work. Bet they have some laying about.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 06:34 PM

Been to a few repair shops as recommended above. No luck yet, they all said come back in a few days.

Did some welding on one of the rims. Closed up the hole and drilled the other side. Did not take a photo after the finish grinding. Painted it up too. Maybe I can mount and air a tire up tomorrow.

On a side note, the lug bolts in the rear have to be replaced by studs so I can put double acorn nuts on to hold the tire on and make the spacer center. Then another lug nut to hold the spacer on. Now the problem I have, I want to keep the original lug bolt threads, which are 7/16" - 20 I think although I might be wrong, and put in a stud with 1/2" - 20 threading for the lugs. It is looking like I will need to make them. Does anyone know if these studs exist?


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 11:03 PM

thats fine thread 1/2 inch just get some regualar nuts and use them or find a machine shop to cut 60 degree chamfers on them



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Posted November 23, 2013 - 01:33 AM

Did you get a tire mounted up yet?

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Posted November 24, 2013 - 07:15 AM

No, sorry, not mounted yet, kinda need a second pair of hands. The second pair of hands is helping me with tree removal. This weekend is kinda shot due to prior planning with some tree removal. I have 7 trees to get down and all of them are over my house. Right now 3ish of them are down...

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Posted November 26, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Quick update...Mounted a tire finally...front axle parts are in...got the rear studs...doing some lathe work tomorrow to make some of it come together...

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