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steven mandell

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Wheel splicing
« on: May 07, 2016, 10:51:43 AM »
Attention owners of Nobels, Bonds, and any other  vehicle where having a full set of wheels including a spare has become problematic due to attrition through rust and road hazards and dwindling sources of resupply.
Do not throw out that old disgusting bent, or more likely rusted remnant of a wheel no matter how tempted.
For I have just proven that even the most rust damaged wheel that I have ever seen, none the less had the misfortune to own, can become a valuable donor source for saving the life of another terminally impaired wheel.
I have seen less advanced forms of this damage previously when a car had been allowed to sit many years outdoors on soft earth that gradually gave way during rainier seasons, thus allowing one edge of the wheel to remain submerged in hydrated soils for the ensuing duration.

There was so little left of the original tubeless type rim that came with one of my Seab Flippers, that a tube needed to be installed just to be able to hold enough air to be able to roll it for transport.  I was quite frankly amazed that the tube stood up to this abuse, as you can clearly see the sharp edges of what is left of the rusty rim being forced in an apparently piercing manner by the weight of the vehicle into the  tube's balloon like wall. 
Yes that is the tube, not the tire that you see bearing the weight of the vehicle in the picture.
Good thing that it only need support approx 100 lbs, or it would have popped upon first trial.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 11:56:30 AM by steven mandell »

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 01:02:13 PM »
Was there supposed to be a pic with that, Steven?

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 03:29:44 PM »
gosh - I was hoping that we was going to get a count down on how to weld/bodge a bent/rusty wheel then getting it looking like new !

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 04:09:40 PM »
Lost a full night's sleep getting this pic posted.
Damn Google phone got unrequested dysfunctional automatic update.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 04:11:14 PM by steven mandell »

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 04:42:28 PM »
Flipper heck, its a bulging boil ballooning.
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 04:52:32 PM »
I wonder if the wheels could be moulded in carbonfibre. Good enough for Koenigsegg, won't go rusty and reduces unsprung weight.
1959 LHD 3-wheel Isetta.

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 07:04:32 PM »
Wordless workshop.

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 07:27:53 PM »
I am speechless  :o      ;D
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 12:16:05 PM »
Be not spliceless

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2016, 12:20:15 PM »
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2016, 12:49:57 PM »
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2016, 12:54:10 PM »
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2016, 03:09:57 PM »
good job so far , and if its a one off wheel specific to that vehicle its worth saving .
I don't think we would get away with it in the UK (for road use), I'm thinking back to the widened welded wheels from the 1970/80's vintage , that caused government tighter regulations on MOT testing .

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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2016, 04:27:13 PM »
Is that what the called reverse rims? OK when the factory did it, like Mini, but a bit dubious on the back street corner.
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Re: Wheel splicing
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2016, 04:36:16 PM »
That's how I would fix it , good job , wheel widening ( banding ) is big in vw and hot rod seen and if done on the right machinery is perfectly safe , talking from experience