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Building a wheel

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by spiertb, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. spiertb
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 247


    I've read here about using the center of one wheel and welding it into an wider rim. What is the best way to remove the center from the donor wheel? Thanks. Sylvanus
  2. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,336


  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 11,236

    from Quincy, IL

    The link in the above post is excellent. The only thing I would do different is to drill the valve stem hole BEFORE painting the wheel.
  4. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,798

    big duece
    from kansas

    If its an old wheel, drill the rivets out and press/pound out the center. If its welded, you would have to have the welds cut on a lathe.
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  5. For drilling out the rivets, I found that using a drill press is the easiest way. Make a simple fixture to hold the wheel.
  6. vtx1800
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 985


    I used a plasma cutter to cut the center out, just another option.

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