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Old 10-31-2005, 12:01 AM   #51
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I think dian's rims were powdercoated. Or did you mean you just wanted it to look like hers?
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After seeing these tires I think that the 30 splines would get scared and go limp and not go in the housing! I think these tires have rockwells writen all over them!


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Old 10-31-2005, 12:23 AM   #52
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The Hammerite at wall-mart that is as close to black as possible, looks kinda dark grey. My mistake about D's rims, thought I remember hammerite being used.
I have had good luck with it. Think I remember it having a black plastic lid on the spray can.

Once again they look awesome !! Can't wait to see the apple mounted on the rim.
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Old 10-31-2005, 06:00 AM   #53
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I had my buggy for 16 yrs. and the last year I went hunting with it I had 2 flats. Both times it was from rust on the wheel wearing a hole in the tube. Not bad for that much time but when I built Diana's wheels we decided that it would be a good idea to get them powder coated just for the rust prevention but the looks were an added bonus. They are hammerite look but powder coated.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #54
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These rims would have been $300 each plus shipping from staz works. Sure, his are better quality...but you can't buy home made bragging rights.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #55
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http://www.stazworks.com/rims.html
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:05 PM   #56
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So if I offered you $600 to make me a set would you say "okay" ??? Oh and the turnaround time would have to be within.......




7 months.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:30 PM   #57
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Oh sure, we're all interested. But I'd say most of us are just kind of dumbfounded too watching the mad scientist whip up all sorts of whiz bang funky contraptions and whatnot.

I usually actively read for the first 1/3 or so of what youre doing so I can try and get a jist of whats happening, aside from what you tell us in the thread title. After about that far, my brain hurts and stops wanting to process, so I kinda stop reading along and just sit and look at all the pretty pictures.










j/k, but it did make my eyes cross trying to understand..lol
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:52 PM   #58
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So if I offered you $600 to make me a set would you say "okay" ??? Oh and the turnaround time would have to be within.......




7 months.
i'll make you parts, like a kit.
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:38 PM   #59
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I might actually have to take you up on that Grant... Except then there would be the issue of having them properly welded up. But I guess I could get that taken care of somehow.



Oh, and hello Mrs RSOV. Nice pickup youve got.

I was the guy in the lifted red Cherokee in front of you going through the Dimond Mall parking lot to avoid the mix up at the Dimond/Old Seward intersection. I noticed the liscense plate.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:12 PM   #60
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So that was your rig I was checking out. Nice looking.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:10 PM   #61
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Do you know how to weld? i'd be willing to hel;p anyone. Its just a lot of work to do. Even more so if you want to run small tires on it. These rims will see ~30MPH max and with a 45" tire? Not too many issues with runout. (but I do try hard to make sure they're good quality...)

The paint is drying. Wednesday night I'll mount it.

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I might actually have to take you up on that Grant... Except then there would be the issue of having them properly welded up. But I guess I could get that taken care of somehow.



Oh, and hello Mrs RSOV. Nice pickup youve got.

I was the guy in the lifted red Cherokee in front of you going through the Dimond Mall parking lot to avoid the mix up at the Dimond/Old Seward intersection. I noticed the liscense plate.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:42 PM   #62
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Wet paint



Its going to be cool to see this thing mounted.
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:36 PM   #63
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Here I am filling up the tube to push the sidewalls out to 13.5" so I can get an idea of where to put the inflation hole.


Here is the front of the rim. Very shiny. There is still some tire talc and soapy water on it.


Here is the back of the rim. I guess I missed a spot. Norm will have to work on that.


These American Farmer 18.4x16.1 tires measure 45x18 on a 16.1x13.5 rim:


Front:


Back:


Turned out pretty good? I think they look cool. I wish they were mine!
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Old 11-02-2005, 11:53 PM   #64
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grant, that is very very cool. You learned a lot building your double beadlocks for your own rig - this is so clean and simple. Nicey nice.

Did you see the guy on POR who put smaller implement tires inside his tires? As a run-flat/double beadlock? Reminded me of your style - "it's so crazy, it just might work!"
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:04 AM   #65
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like i told ya be for grant, thoes are KICK ***!!!! good job!
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Old 11-03-2005, 04:21 AM   #66
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Very cool, Grant you do good work. Can't wait to handle one.
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Old 11-03-2005, 06:20 AM   #67
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So that was your butt I was checking out. Nice looking.
MRS RSOV...really!

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Old 11-03-2005, 07:52 AM   #68
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:09 AM   #69
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Nice job Grant. I didn't see the pics of the insert. Do you have any? Or did you just mock up the tire wheel combo without the insert?
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:17 AM   #70
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Scott - The rim has safety beads like a stock rim. Safety beads on both sides. So without an insert its just like any other rim. It could be used like this just fine.

The only thing safety beads will do differently is bolting the rim halfs together will set the bead without air. The tire in the picture has 25PSI.

Norm is going to cut up his old air boat uhmw and have greer tank roll it into bands, then weld the bands up.

They should have a show on the discovery channel where people do things like this. I didn't use any fancy tools or anything. I might have used a plasma table, but I built it with a $200 drill press, skill saw, and a bunch of vice grips.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:25 AM   #71
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Hmmm...to calculate the pressure on the bolts would we use the doughnut sidewall area times the psi? If so there is 29,600 pounds of force on the rim. Maybe I should have used more than 4 bolts!
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:39 AM   #72
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These are Ty's rims he made from rim blanks:


I forogt to put an inflation protector. Will do for the next 3.


Here are the other pictures if you're interested:









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Very nice work Grant...Blingonomics 101 on a high enginuity scale
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Hmmm...to calculate the pressure on the bolts would we use the doughnut sidewall area times the psi? If so there is 29,600 pounds of force on the rim. Maybe I should have used more than 4 bolts!
Yeah, I figured you could mount the tires almost like a normal rim without the insert. Just wasn't sure if that's what you did, if I missed out on the insert part.

Wouldn't the load be double that? 29,600 pounds loaded one sidewall forcing that rim half out. But the bolts hold the two pieces together, so they are seeing 59200 lbs. of tension?

what ever it is, maybe you ought to throw a few more bolts on there.
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Old 11-03-2005, 08:55 AM   #75
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Yeah. There was major fear factor when I was setting the beads... Its a big tire and the paint isn't as slippery as rim paint. The back set at about 15-20 and the front at 25-30.
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