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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BlackLion, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,271


    Better yet.....foam filled.........:D
  2. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 291

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    My freebie...local high school shop was tossing it

  3. i will give you a tire for the kids swing man , just limp on down on your flip flops an getRdone!!
  4. hot rod wille
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 695

    hot rod wille

    That's some funny shit right there---but I'm laughin WITH ya--so start laughin!
  5. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,777


    Too bad you are many states away; I could toss a few tires your direction for the swing. Bet if you post your address, you will have plenty by morning!:D
    Now you know why there is a special tool for that and has been since the '40s at least in darn near every gas station. Ain't no fun without the right tools!

    I did a search for vintage tire changers and found this guy made his own.
    Maybe you can get even by building your own so the next time you can post a success!
  6. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,612

    from South Indy

    Add exhaust system to the list of things your better off paying for.:eek:
  7. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,194


    Dude... i feel your pain LMAO! Just don't tell me ya fell off the roof.
  8. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,895


    haha, good read..............I cut a few tires off with a sawzall in about 10 minutes once....and theres nothing wrong with wearing sandles while : welding, grinding, painting, hammering stuff, doing a brake job, removing/installing an engine.

    Things better off paying for :
    radiator work...
  9. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,785


    BIG LAUGHS! But seriously..... knew a kid in high school who changed his own tires. He would break the beads by driving over the tire! It worked.
  10. Drewski
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 275


    I had the cure for your problem out in the shop............just down the road from Nashville.

  11. I use a jack all to break the beads loose, then a couple tire irons. I'm secure enough with my manhood to wear flip flops!!
  12. Cantstop
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 239


    I knew an old farmer that did his own too, could do a tire inabout 5 minutes...things you should pay for...drywall finishing
  13. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 668

    Dave Rondou

    That's a great story. Funny stuff!
  14. Blackmaria60
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 532


    Great advice. Just today I went to Goodyear and let them break a tire/wheel down for me. I don't have time to waste or lessons to learn over and over LOL!
  15. thepolecat
    Joined: Mar 24, 2009
    Posts: 687

    1. S.F.C.C.

    I am still painting the inside of the house I bought 5 years ago and swore i would have done before everything was moved in.

    As for the tires... been there and done that. They don't look so menacing until you try and do it.
  16. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 3,043

    from Dublin, OH

    I have a 6'8'' son in law who teaches high school auto shop, tires and wheels NO problem!
  17. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Don't know about yours but my man card has a punch mark involving flip flops and the Grand Canyon

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  18. kleinbike
    Joined: Dec 1, 2011
    Posts: 41

    from Nor Cal

    Try the trick a neighbor pulled. Soak it with gas and set it on fire. :mad:
  19. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    I bought an old nasty coats10/10 at an auction for $50. It works great to break the beads, but is too worn out to dismount the tire. I used to throw the tire on the machine to break the bead, then take it off the machine to remove and mount the tire with 2 large screwdrivers.

    Lately I just take them in to get dismounted, old age and laziness has set in. I can give someone a deal on a tire changer, you just have to come to my house to get it. Gene
  20. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,410


    Great story. Sounds uncomfortably familiar.
  21. gas4blood
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 787

    from Kansas

    Yep, I too use a car to break beads loose. Just drive on the the tire to be removed, it breaks the bead easy. Then I just use some soapy water and some big ol' tire irons to pry it off. Not really that hard once you see it done. I will say I have seen a few tires that seem to weld themselves to the rim, though. The worst I have seen were fat tires on some alloys. On the other hand, that guy was using a fancy machine at a dealer, and it was clear he didn't know what he was doing.
  22. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,262

    from nor cal

    Yes it does, it works very well. Learned that about 25 years ago. Changed tires before by hand but trying to set the bead with the air pressure out of one of those 25cent air stations does not work.
  23. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,668


    I grew up watching grandpa break down tires with a big metal wedge and a hammer on the farm and have been doing my own for more than 40 years, roofs too. About 20 years ago I paid $111 for a machine like Strokers.
    I still have grandpas wedge and the machine too

  24. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

    Theres not a shop around here that wont break a tire down for less than $10.00 a tire,i said screw that,i bought my own used tire machine,its paid for itself 10 fold...
  25. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,772

    41 C28

    You could replace Andy Rooney with your colorful commentary. You're right sometimes it better just to pay up. Maybe you should consider some "man shoes" for working in the garage.
  26. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,379

    big duece
    from kansas

    What he dont want you to see is THE MACHINE!!!
  27. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    Oh your a funny guy!



  28. i used to watch my dad dis-mount tires in the driveway with a bumperjack and a pry bar took about a half hour to do one tire

    he placed the tire under the bumper of some car and then placed the baseplate of the jack to where the front of the base would just clear the side of the rim and then jacked the car up let the weight of the car break the bead then let the car down flipped the tire over and then broke the other bead the same way then used the pry-bar toroll the bead over the rim

    and if your wonderin yes my dad is was a backwoods redneck but i never saw him get hurt doing this and i seen him do it ALOT didnt matter how wide or narrow the tire was

    and i have done a few this way also

    if the tire your taking off is junk you can cut the tire itself off witha sawzall then use a grinder or a air chisel to break the steel band (bead) just becarful cause the band has kinda of a spring tention to it

    i cut off to old 14inch tires with my sawzall the otherday just to use the rims to put under a car when working under it (under the cars tires) i just left the bands on the rims though
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012
  29. rayjon
    Joined: Aug 15, 2006
    Posts: 127

    from Reno Nv..

    drive onto to them with the truck to break the bead, 2 really big prybars and a pair of vicegrips work... then a ratchet strap around the tread to bead it when airing it up.. if its a big off road tire the lighter fluid trick works just air it up fast before the gas inside cools...
  30. swazzie
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 940


    dude.... flip flops? . . . . dude . . . .dude

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