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Old 05-02-2021, 12:57 AM
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dude, you`ll be grinding air once the rust is gone...
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Old 05-02-2021, 11:54 AM
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Thanks for your support, Dutch. I am probably even more disappointed in that wheel than you are.

E-man, I think I sent you a PM.
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Old 05-02-2021, 12:35 PM
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how about a couple dexta wheels? they are 11-28 and cheap. The centers are bolted on those
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:33 PM
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My wheels have no centre in them, there is just a dimple running around the inside of a flat rim over near one side. There are six wedge headed bolts that clamp the rim dimple to the big cast iron wheel, [pic one].
Here is a picture of the four wheels that I have. I think I can make two the same width out of all of them, maybe. That was quite a hassle for an old guy, getting all those calcium soaked tires off of those rims.
Also I got the new steering wheel pounded halfway on and now it's stuck there.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:04 PM
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Mac, I know you're trying to do this on the cheap, but I think you'd be ahead with new wheels. Look at these Steiner Tractor has and see if they might work.

https://www.steinertractor.com/brand...ims-and-wheels
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:27 PM
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MM I got to agree that new would the easy way but I sure would give it a try on building two from your old ones before I dropped 350-450 in new rims. You can always go with new ones if you are not happy with your rebuilt old ones. You have a plan, go for it.
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:55 PM
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Bama, when I made my plan, I thought there were some pretty decent wheels in my stash. Once I got the fluid soaked tires off the fluid soaked wheels I found that I had junk. I looked in the Steiner catalogue but couldn't find the rims that would hook on to the cast-iron wheels properly. Now that you've shown me the internet catalogue, I may have a plan 'C', adapt the new rims to bolt to the wheels. Thanks for the internet catalogue. It gave me more confidence than my paper catalogues did.
A lot of guys will shoot themselves in the foot by being cheap. They either get a poor product, or get nothing done at all, but boy Oh boy they saved money. This annoys me, for their sake.
28, I'm going with your plan. I'll give this Patching plan a try and if it fails, I'll get some new rims.
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Old 05-04-2021, 08:28 AM
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You're welcome Mac. I've bought several things from Steiner I couldn't find elsewhere. A bit pricey on some of them, but, if you have to have it, you have to have it.
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Old 05-04-2021, 12:10 PM
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MM That's the old school way, try to repair & have plan C in your
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Bama Steiner is a great supply house, your right that they have lots of stuff you can't get from others. Real easy to work with. When I had my antique AC pulling tractor I purchased two blank rims to build a pair of 12" wide ones and they were the only place that had them.
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:22 PM
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I forgot to add what you just said, Bama. I do watch my spending, but if I need something that will make whatever I'm doing go better, then I buy it. I'm Scottish; not cheap.
But like 28 said, I'm a fixer first, a replacer second.
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