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Technical Who in So Cal straightens rims?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by exterminator, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    I bought a couple of steelies for my 40 a while back and one of the rims has a place on the rim that needs to be straighten before powder coating. Any recommendations? Thanks Exterminator
  2. They are wheels...........!
  3. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,683

    Bruce Lancaster
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    But he can skate on this one...look closely. His STEELIES have a dented RIM, all acceptable usage, and he is directed to a WHEEL repair facility. Who can say where he would have gone...
    And he did not use RIMZ, which would have convicted him and rendered the offense CAPITAL.
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  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,310


    Webb: The rim is the outer band of the wheel. Probably where the bend is. I think the OP used the terminology correctly.
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  5. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
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    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Correct only by accident..!
    I was gonna ask the same thing...what's actually bent, the "wheel" (center, makes the whole wheel wobble) or just the "rim" ?

  6. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,556


    W ell one thing for sure, a guy can strap the wheel on his bicycle and haul it there from Victorville if he has to. It's a rare day when you find the service you need within 10 miles of the house.
    I remember visiting my aunt and uncle in Santa Monica a few days after I got out of the Army in Texas and riding down to some back street shop in that area where they straightened one of the steel wheels for my un's Rambler Marlin that he had hit a curb with. The machine looked like it had been around since the 20's but it did a nice job on that wheel.
  7. exterminator
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  8. exterminator
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  9. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,203


    Any wheel repair shops in NorCal?? Both the steelies up front on the roadster are slightly bent. They're 14" off a Chevy Nova, I believe. I could probably find another pair at a swap but they could be bent too. I'd like to find a wheel repair facility up here to see if they can straighten mine.
  10. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,363


    Mount well to front hub so you can spin it and mark flat spot.
    A hammer and a broad tire iron with rounded edge may well do the job. Then spin it again on hub to see how you did. The last one I fixed, used several layers of blue tape to protect powder coat. Not able to see the repair.


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