DIY tire mounting fixture...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by victor441, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    made this from a cut down bucket, a piece of plywood, a length of angle iron, and some 5/8" threaded rod (plus some nuts, bolts, washers, etc)......the tire change was waaaay easier with the wheel clamped down and at waist level.

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  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Hmmm, since your in the neighborhood, I may have to borrow that from time to time.:D
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  3. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    no problem, it is in Santa Rosa and Guinness is accepted for rental payment :1drink.....actually it would probably be cheaper to make one from crap you have laying around:evil
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  4. marine_mike

    marine_mike Banned

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    Can you do a write up on this?
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  5. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    sure, here are a couple of pictures....got the idea from similar stands built from steel car wheels but wanted something smaller, lighter, and that could be clamped in a vice. Cut the top off of a heavy duty bucket, cut a hole in the plywood to match, four screws to attach the bucket to that, three holes in the angle iron, 5/8" threaded rod for the post, two nuts to attach the post to the angle iron and a wingnut to hold the wheel down. A 3/4" drive socket worked well between the wingnut and the hub to clamp down on the outside of the wheel bearing.

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  6. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Looks good.:clap And because you got the idea from a car wheel, I just gave a friend of mine one of them space saver spares, just the right size with the tire still mounted, now he is busy finishing his tire machine. He sure has more room than me in his shop.....I think I'll make one like yours.:thumb
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  7. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile

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    Sooo simple, Thanks for the pics, :clap
    I will be making one this coming week (new tires are due in in a few days)
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  8. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    I've always changed mine with the wheel resting on a 5 gal bucket, or a couple 2x4's on edge. I really like the simplicity and what looks to be effectiveness of your fixture though...may have to make one for myself.
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  9. JAB

    JAB Unsprung Weight

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    How is the stability of your tire changer on the Jawhorse? Love the idea, but I have the HF changer and a Jawhorse. I never set the HF it up because I don't have a good place to bolt it to, but the Jawhorse idea is great if will hold still.:ear
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  10. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    It is good enough in the Jawhorse however it will move if enough pressure is applied, but have mounted two tires so far without trouble....the zip tie method (learned it from another thread here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299597) helps as very little force is required to mount the tire. It is really solid in my bench vise but I like to work outdoors when I can. BTW, I have a HF balancer and that works great in the Jawhorse.
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