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#1 Delmar OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 03:59 PM

I want to add some  wheel weights to my Ingersoll 4020, but the cost of the ones for them is kind of expensive.  I already have a set of plastic Sears Craftsman 55 lb. weights, so I made a set of wheel adapters for them to fit the 16 inch wheels on the Ingersoll.

 

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I used some 1/4 inch thick by 1 1/2 wide bar stock to make my adapters. I cut 2 pieces off 13 inches long to fit in the Ingersoll wheels, then I marked them for the mounting holes in the wheel and for the mounting holes in the wheel weight.

 

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then I drilled out holes for 1/2 inch bolts using a step drill, added the bolts for the wheel weight and then bolted the adapter to the wheel using 2 inch carriage bolts.

 

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then I bolted the wheel weight to the adapter.  Works like a charm!

 

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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:06 PM

Great solution.
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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Very good idea!

Thanks for the photos.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:11 PM

Looks like it worked out well!


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:55 PM

Nice job & illustrations :thumbs:


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 05:25 PM

Good job. :thumbs:

 

You need a guard on your grinder/cutoff saw. I have had a few of these wheels break. I was thankful that they went off across the shop instead of at me.  You can never be to careful, just saying.


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Posted February 15, 2015 - 07:21 PM

Simple, clean, nice. Nuff said


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Good job. :thumbs:

 

You need a guard on your grinder/cutoff saw. I have had a few of these wheels break. I was thankful that they went off across the shop instead of at me.  You can never be to careful, just saying.

 

I have to agree, I almost lost a knuckle cause I took off the guard, never again.

 

Those look like the fit up inside the rim pretty well, nice clean install. I have a set of 55#'s plastics on my Suburban, they stick out more than my liking.


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Posted February 17, 2015 - 07:29 PM

Sure glad you didn't have the trigger pulled on the grinder.  It is not a good idea to use them without the guard.  Yea, I know you can more use out of the wheel with out the guard.  But that wheel is more likely to break when it is worn down to nothing.  Not worth taking a chance.  Your ball game.



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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:06 PM

I have a piece of a wheel stuck in my garage ceiling as a reminder of what happens when they come apart. I wear a face shield now.




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