Moby Duck (Aug 1, 2021)
If you notice how rusty the rim is, it is not too much stretch of the imagination that the rim in the video was selected more for a demonstration video to show how well the machine functions rather than one with minor damage causing it to be slightly out or round of radially askew being trued for return to service.
I have straightened many antique rims for vehicles being restored usually the reasons are because replacement rims of the same vintage or design are like trying to find a forty year old virgin in a brothel. I've also straightened lots of rims for ag vehicles. Neither the vintage vehicles of the ag equipment will ever see any high speed use they just need rims straight enough to hold air or look good.
I would have no qualms in repurposing an old heavy duty brake drum lathe for the reshaping of rims for the purposes I mentioned but not likely for a transportation vehicle except for a spare rim for emergency use only.
Never try to tell me it can't be done
When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/
yup demon strator wheel. if there are cracks weld them. it would be good for a spair.or a refurbushed wheel on flebay.and probably almost as strong as many aluminum wheels. but that rig could work awesome for most rim insidents.
ding in car,bashed quater? knock or pull it out...so...is there a lot of differance? well..that quarter works just fine all ****ed up. the wheel wont. and for many cars that repair would do just fine. Ive had new wheels that were much wobbleyer than that one...expensive ones too.
Last edited by marksbug; Aug 4, 2021 at 02:30 PM.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)