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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 02:02 PM

Since I have the Air Compressor and a small stack of 16X6.5X8 tire/wheel combos that need broke down so I can use the tires elsewhere, I pondered how to hold the 8" wheels steady whilst I removed the tires.
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I happened to have a piece of 2" ID pipe handy and proceeded to come up with a plan to hold these little buggers still during the removal of the tires. I pondered some more and came up with these parts to my dilemma.
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This is what I have thus far come up with. A 5/8" all-thread through the bearings with the pipe griping the wheels. A suitable stand will be added to keep the little budgers in line when stripping them of their tires. I think it will prove effective. JD owners, take note: you will need pipe with at least 2 1/2" id for your wheels.
Further pondering came up with this:
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An old Cast Steel table saw top for fab and tack welding things in place. Might just be a useful tool. And for those of you who like further pics, here's one of the compressor.
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Ya'll have a good day now, ya hear!

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 02:55 PM

So what is the Air compressors task in this? and when do we see a finished product?

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 03:41 PM

So what is the Air compressors task in this? and when do we see a finished product?


It blows air on Kenny to keep him cool while wrestling the tires! :bigrofl:
It's hot as heck out his way!

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 04:04 PM

Casey, if this works, then the compressor will air up the tires in their new home. Finished product will be a while, probably toward the weekend, as evenings are just too hot for welding. Plus I have to come up with a stand for this. Anything else you have questions with?
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Posted July 04, 2011 - 04:18 PM

Nope, I think you covered it.

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 05:35 PM

Hope that compressor has a relief valve.:confuse::smile1:

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 06:05 PM

Hope that compressor has a relief valve.:confuse::smile1:


Lower right of the gauge Ducky!

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 06:29 PM

Lower right of the gauge Ducky!

Just want to make sure Kenny stays safe.

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 06:54 PM

Just want to make sure Kenny stays safe.

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Posted July 04, 2011 - 07:29 PM

Ducky, thanks for the concern. Yes, it has one.

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Posted July 05, 2011 - 04:21 AM

Another reason I couldn't finish this weekend is I left my 1/2" drill at work. I'll have it home this next week end. Then I can drill the 5/8" holes through the 1/4"strap pieces. My drill press doesn't go slow enough for anything over 1/2" in steel. Just thought I would get the idea out there as so many have challenges with tire removal on 8" wheels.
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 05:57 AM

I'm still trying to figure out mounting this. Needs to be something solid, would prefer being able to stand up to use it. May look at using some of the pipe conduit I brought home for legs and something under that I can put some weight on to hold it steady. Anyone got another idea? Pics 3,4,&5 above show it temped together. I'm open to any and all suggestions.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 01:45 PM

Warning! Pic Heavy. After contemplating all week how to mount this. I decided to get out the drill press (doubles as a hammer drill) and the angle milling machine (can be used to cut/ grind metals and sometimes fingers). Pondering the available materials to build the stand, I chose some angle iron (formerly bed rail) and proceeded to cut various pieces to size (wild guess but it worked). After more pondering and scratching of various parts of the body. I came up with a solution of how to pose the parts for the fusion of metal about to take place. Here's a few pics to show progress thus far.
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In the last pic, I used the precision milling tool to allow the round rod to be attached together. Then I broke out the highly precise part holders for the fusion of the metal.
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After careful placement, the parts were fused together for eternity(or melted down for scrap). Then I took the angle irons and made a tepee to allow for temporary fusion until other parts were installed, using the rods to hold the correct distance apart(that's just how long they were).
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A close tolerance 3/4" piece of plywood was used to set the proper distance above table level. Once temporary fusion was complete, another piece of precisely milled metal was added at the top(scrap of 2X2 square tube with hole milled by hole saw). The hole is to allow installation of the tubing(3/4" pipe) to hold the wheel thingy in position at a tolerable position for use of the tool.
Finally, the tube was added and everything again fused for eternity( or the scrap yard, whichever comes first).

Continued in next post.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 01:54 PM

Continued!
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With the pipe installed, the wheel thingy was at about 39". I concluded this to be a little high for an average height person(namely me). So I got out the precision milling tool (angle cutter) and adjusted the height to a more manageable level.

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The X-bracing at the bottom allows the use of a 50 lb. weight to hopefully keep this in place while using it. The wheel is attached with a piece of 2" pipe and a length of 5/8" allthread. Once tightened securely, the wheel will not turn and the tire can be removed/installed without the wheel moving about the yard.
Questions will now be taken. No, I haven't used it yet, to da**ed hot out there.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 01:25 PM

Used the wheel holder to removed a tire this morning. Worked great. I am impressed with myself for being able to build something and not have to rework it.




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