Rear tire rollers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Rear tire rollers

Post by Joe73 on Sun May 28, 2017 2:49 pm

Yesterday I stumbled upon a guy selling some 275/60r15 tires.  Took a look at them and they were real clean.  Made a deal for $25 for the pair.  I just wanted them for "rollers" since I still have some 3/4" ply tires out back and they are getting flat spots.  LOL.    And tires would work much better with my car dollies to move the car.  I decided to mount them on my 8" centerline auto drags.  

I first came up with a way to mount my manual tire changer securely to the ground.  My lift weighs in at 1500 pounds and has a nice square that would hold it secure from the bottom.  So I made up an X out of some 4x4 lumber, cut the ends to an arrow point to fit in the corners and mounted the changer to it.  Raised the lift a bit, set it in and lowered the lift.  Perfect fit and rock solid.  

I mounted up the tires and put them on the car.  Also wanted to see how she sits with the new suspension anyway.  Car sits level but theres still no engine in it.  So it should have a slight rake when done.    

Real happy with the setup.  When the time comes, I have two models of tires in mind when the time comes for permanent rubber out back. I already put brand new fronts on, 205/75r15 on 5.5" Auto drags.  They actually come in with a narrower section width then my 3.5" auto drags I removed.  So they appear skinnier.  

Some pics.







avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 65

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear tire rollers

Post by clanceman427 on Sun May 28, 2017 6:38 pm

Joe looks awesome can't wait to see more of your car!
avatar
clanceman427
G3GM Enthusiast
G3GM Enthusiast

Street Cred : 14

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear tire rollers

Post by fasrnur on Sun May 28, 2017 8:57 pm

You appear to be a man that uses his head to figure things out for things you don't need to buy Joe. My hat's off to you. Thumbs up
avatar
fasrnur
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear tire rollers

Post by Joe73 on Sun May 28, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks guys. I can honestly say that I've never had a car in a shop except for a wheel alignment. Since I dong have an alignment machine. Ive done everything on all my cars that Ive owned. Rebuild and install everything. And do all my own bodywork.
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 65

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear tire rollers

Post by JF74chevelle on Mon May 29, 2017 3:01 pm

I respect that you do everything your self but what I will say, I will never do my own body work again lol. Not fun to me but I did learn a lot
avatar
JF74chevelle
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: Rear tire rollers

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum