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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the other choice is use wheels like I have on my Colorado or Suburban - which have inner lips to keep the tire on the bead. They work really well.To keep the hub caps, you'd probably have to fasten them somehow to the wheel.

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  • ejs262
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    1) you can make beadlocks out of your steelies
    2) remember these words "how can you tell they're real beadlocks?" beadlocks aren't (usually) legal. There's a couple companies that have made legal ones, but homemade ones and mine aren't 'legal'....
    I'm not super worried about the legality of it, as you imply, it's easy to say they're fake and have the conversation end there.

    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post

    Speedway. $43 per wheel. And keep your hubcaps.

    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...xoC79EQAvD_BwE
    I said hubcaps, but really, they're wheel covers. I'm not sure I'd be able to run a beadlock, and retain them, but I really love the look they give the old truck.

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  • 1946Austin
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    Originally posted by ejs262 View Post
    How do you like the beadlocks? I've been considering a set for my Suburban, but I'm not sure I can handle not having my stock 1988 hubcaps anymore...
    Speedway. $43 per wheel. And keep your hubcaps.

    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...xoC79EQAvD_BwE

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by ejs262 View Post
    How do you like the beadlocks? I've been considering a set for my Suburban, but I'm not sure I can handle not having my stock 1988 hubcaps anymore...
    1) you can make beadlocks out of your steelies
    2) remember these words "how can you tell they're real beadlocks?" beadlocks aren't (usually) legal. There's a couple companies that have made legal ones, but homemade ones and mine aren't 'legal'....
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; December 10, 2020, 09:57 AM.

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  • ejs262
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    How do you like the beadlocks? I've been considering a set for my Suburban, but I'm not sure I can handle not having my stock 1988 hubcaps anymore...

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I'm so glad I bought that tire machine... $200 well spent. it doesn't work well, and hefting these wheels onto it hurts.... but so much easier
    last wheels.. done


    and, of course, the last wheel - that bead broke the first push... all the rest I'd have to spin the wheel on the machine to get it to go (this machine is also very used, maybe even used up)
    I like it, and it rides SO much better

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I really didn't intend to get a bigger tire.... I know, poor me


    breaking bolts

    assembled

    installed

    I got 1 done in 3 hours.... thank the good lord for the tire machine I bought... what a life saver (and it's trying to kill me because these are not easy to toss onto the machine
    but first the error part of trial

    no picture of throwing it on upside down for a first fail

    for those who wonder how I balance these... 12 oz of daisy bbs

    it works quite well

    this is number 2 mostly done.... need bolts

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by StillBobHolmes View Post
    Man, if I had to have things running within 2 years...I'd have a bunch of things running. LOL

    My son was 15 when we bought the first Alfa (father/son project wherein father figured out son was not a car guy rather quickly) he's now almost 31.
    I can make you feel lots better. In 1979, my dad bought a Sunbeam Alpine that he is converting into a Tiger. Converting... since 1979. I was 13.... Freiburger may have been talking about him when he quipped that paint is the death of a project. The car is fully painted.... suspension is done... I've even offered to finish it for him but I think his pride says 'no'.... which is fair since it'd be far better if I completed it (and not yellow)
    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; December 2, 2020, 04:23 PM.

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  • StillBobHolmes
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    Man, if I had to have things running within 2 years...I'd have a bunch of things running. LOL

    My son was 15 when we bought the first Alfa (father/son project wherein father figured out son was not a car guy rather quickly) he's now almost 31.

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  • 1946Austin
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    Looks very purpose built, and no nonsense looks too! Nicely done!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    this kind of wraps up this installment

    best of all, it is solid

    and a posterity picture

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Without stirring the pot too much - I need to point something out. Any of my builds, I get bored pretty easily, so I need to muscle through the doldrums of the build... usually that's the 2nd day of disassembly until I paint the frame. Anything between those two points can be the death of a project. Once I get the frame painted, somehow it trips a mental switch that keeps me working on it for another 3 years..... the only other 'thing' is it must be drivable in 2 years... outside of those two things - I sometimes short cut so I keep the time frame. The box I just completed and the tire carrier are two such things - I tempenanteded them knowing to circle back wouldn't be too terrible. I bring this up because it works for me - and perhaps it can work for you too.....
    Anyway, carrying on
    Narrowing in on marking this 'done' the latch



    spare fuel


    still have no idea where the plate is going


    paint



    there is still question about the traction mats - I'm thinking of buying a snowboard/ski rack then adapting.... also, if moving happens, I'll be using this as my ski vehicle

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Metric tires for a 4x4.. well I never heard of such a thing... I really need to cut back on the Vice Grip Garage - Derek talks like my grandpa did (he was from Minnersota as well)... and I'd mimic him... this is not good. ah well....

    But they were $100 less than bias ply tires and they're both Toyo AND radial.... I'll try to completely recoup my cost by selling the current tires - likely I'll get 1k out of them.... all for better mileage and better drivability. 385/75 16 ....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward

    latch plate in place

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 65RHDEER View Post
    Yep it's good to have a spare but the thing with 4X4 wheels is they are so BIG. Hanging off the back they are always in your way when you quickly want to grab something out of the rear. I only put mine there for the bigger trips but always carry plugs. Spending money on good tyers stops a lot of flats.
    yes but I carry the tire as a requirement for participation.... I fully agree with you, but fighting the system really isn't worth the time.

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