Rusty wheel repair

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Re: Rusty wheel repair

Postby Moose » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:06 pm

I would have just taken it to a tire shop. :P
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Re: Rusty wheel repair

Postby pcp20us » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:23 am

I finally got around to fixing the bends in my new rim. thanks to the ryobi log splitter, (come hydraulic press.)

I did end up removing the tyre again. then re fitting, I got it right the second time round and it was a lot easier to mount the tyre, if you do it the right way :thumbsup: :oops:

So wheel is back on the tractor.. then i went hang on a minute, that tyres siting at a different width to the other side. It had me stumped for a bit, then realised it was good old, shithouse quality.... the mounting lugs on the rim are 10 to 15 mm different offset to the original, hence the rim sits a bit further out on the wheel centres...


Oh wheel ( well) i suppose i will not notice it in a week. But thought id post to let others know of the rim quality and difference... After having to cut the lugs to get the wheel centre to fit and the different track widths. I would not want to fit one of these rim to a show tractor...
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Re: Rusty wheel repair

Postby pcp20us » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:09 am

FYI

If you want to see what the slight difference is.

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New rim, look at relation of tyre to mudguard
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ps. anyone know how to stop the auto rotation that happens uploading pix?
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Re: Rusty wheel repair

Postby Moose » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:37 pm

The only way I know is to load them on to computer, view and rotate, then re-save.
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Re: Rusty wheel repair

Postby Grunt » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:46 pm

But thought id post to let others know of the rim quality and difference..
it’s a pain in the arse and there's no need. I’m in the final throws of rebuilding my 1972 Triumph Bonneville, I’ve spent a few grand doing it up and I haven’t had cause for complaint over anything I’ve bought. So it is still possible to manufacture parts that are fit for purpose.
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