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Bolens 1886 Custom Wheel Project- Completed!


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#31 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2017 - 04:16 PM

Austen, I like your 1886 so much that I got a screen shot of it on my phone!
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Posted March 26, 2017 - 05:28 PM

Now I understand - it is just like my steering wheel adventure.

The original 6 bolt and new 8 bolt pattern overlap each other,

so you need a 3rd pattern to joint them together.

 

Nice.

 

Dan

 

 

 

 

Because I went from one bolt pattern to another- (6 lug to 8 lug) it would be impossible to have a one-piece design in order to access the lug bolts that hold the spacer to the hub- (it makes more sense if you see this in person).


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Posted March 26, 2017 - 06:06 PM

IMO they look really nice Austen. I have considered coming up with something (spacers) just to push out the rear wheels for stability. My question is this... has it made a noticeable difference? I've got some hills around here that make me feel a little uncomfortable at times. I'm wondering if pushing out just the rears would do the trick or if I'd need to do fronts as well. OR, am I barking up the wrong tree all together? I certainly wouldn't want to go thru the expenses you did to gain any height (although it does look pretty bad a**). Any opinions or suggestions from anyone are welcome. Again Austen, nice new look IMO.
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#34 Austen ONLINE  

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Posted March 26, 2017 - 07:51 PM

 

:love: :camera: :urock:

 

Haha, thanks!

 

 

Austen, I like your 1886 so much that I got a screen shot of it on my phone!

 

The Bolens and I are honored! It's actually on my phone as well. ;)

 

You've got a nice fleet of them yourself there! :thumbs:

 

 

Now I understand - it is just like my steering wheel adventure.

The original 6 bolt and new 8 bolt pattern overlap each other,

so you need a 3rd pattern to joint them together.

 

Nice.

 

Dan

 

:thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

Cool!

 

 

IMO they look really nice Austen. I have considered coming up with something (spacers) just to push out the rear wheels for stability. My question is this... has it made a noticeable difference? I've got some hills around here that make me feel a little uncomfortable at times. I'm wondering if pushing out just the rears would do the trick or if I'd need to do fronts as well. OR, am I barking up the wrong tree all together? I certainly wouldn't want to go thru the expenses you did to gain any height (although it does look pretty bad a**). Any opinions or suggestions from anyone are welcome. Again Austen, nice new look IMO.

 

Thanks Ken!

 

I haven't taken it on any steep slopes yet to compare but it should offer a little more because of the increased width. Honestly if I were going for all out stability I'd run duals and have some dually adapters made up. I don't know if pushing the wheels out an extra inch or so is really going to be a night and day difference or not that you're looking for.



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Posted March 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Austen, That machine rocks!! Good job!! Hopefully the weather will break here, and I can progress forward on mine!!

Good luck!


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Posted March 31, 2017 - 10:41 PM

Austen, That machine rocks!! Good job!! Hopefully the weather will break here, and I can progress forward on mine!!

Good luck!

 

Thanks man! Looking forward to seeing the progress on yours. :)






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