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Posted July 05, 2014 - 04:02 PM

Sometimes, you just gotta make your own, Daniel! Hope you feel better tomorrow!


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 06:51 PM

Got the milking done early, so decided to go cut some rims.  The gray ones will be the inside of my wheels so as to kick the tires out & align better with the front tires for plowing.  The white rim will get the center cut out, then welded to the gray half.  These will end up almost 11" wide at the bead.  I have to look close at the white rim, as I may have to find a better rim.  Rusted kinda bad in one place at the bead seal area, and I'd rather stay tubeless if my welds are solid enough.

  Cutting was a breeze.  Just started the 430 and set the speed to a slow speed, likely around 60rpm or less.  Just a steady light pressure & each cut took maybe 2 minutes with a clean & true line.

  Welding will be the toughest part.

 

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Posted July 05, 2014 - 08:08 PM

That's cheatin', using the tractor to turn the wheel!


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 08:20 PM

Thanks for a good idea!


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 09:06 PM

I used the .045 cutting wheel on my angle grinder....worked beautifully!   I am going to stitch tack the halves together tomorrow, then bolt back on the tractor, ground the rim & set the wheel speed to a crawl so I hope to make a good continuous bead weld.  I tested the speed I could set the hydro at, and I can make it so slow my weld would even be faster.  So I can set it to match easy enough.  I'll likely finish weld the inside first, since I'll do the tack welds on the outer side, then weld the outside.


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 10:51 PM

Sounds like a winning combination. 

If it were me I'd probably run out of wire just before I finished the last wheel. :D


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 04:14 AM

Sounds like you have a good way to weld all around the wheel!


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 06:15 AM

Clever. Great way to turn the rims. :thumbs:  :thumbs:


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 11:20 AM

I ended up just turning the rim by hand & welding in sections.  Just not used to doing any other way.  I welded the inside first with my Clarke MIG, but went with stick on the outside.  Again, more to do with what I feel better with than anything.  Now if I had some CO2 and solid wire, I may have went that route.  I have full faith in my weld being air tight, so primer is on & painting this wheel in a few minutes.  I may get started on the 2nd rim, but it won't get finished today.  Warming up out, plus I don't need to overdo my back.

  The odd part is that the inner half, which has the unmolested rim center mount has more run-out than the outer half I added, which has almost none at all....barely can see any!  

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Posted July 06, 2014 - 11:24 AM

That should hold it! Looks real good!


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 11:29 AM

That should hold it! Looks real good!

 

The outer weld got a 2nd run over the top.  Yes, it's got plenty of weld!   It's measure 3 times, cut once, weld twice!


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Nice job Daniel! Wish I had your skill!
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 01:55 PM

Those turned out very well Daniel. Can't wait to see tires on them. Nice Job !!
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Posted July 06, 2014 - 03:18 PM

Well, I hung with it & even with 2 of my brothers coming by, & daughter Kaylin visiting.....I got the 2nd wheel finished except for paint!  I don't expect any leaks, but after mounting the tires, before adding the ballast, I'll do a pressure check & soap suds the welds for leaks.  If there are any, I think I'll just get tubes & be done with it.

  Now my neck is hurting, but almost every time I have back issues, it ends up in my neck.  I reckon I've just worn out & breaking down.  All part of life.  

  Now my only issue for the day is figuring out where we'll go out for some supper!  :smilewink:


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Posted July 06, 2014 - 03:41 PM

Here's the 2nd rim.  Need to get some more white spray paint, but that can wait for another day.

 

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Oh, and it's the same as making $200 today by doing this.  Most of these wide rims used run $175 + shipping a pair.  Now if I had tons of cash....I'd have bought used!  :D


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