The fellow who recently bought a '16 T off tbay needs something to roll the car around his shop. Is there anything short of tubes that will hold air, and old tires he can use to roll the car without damaging the clincher rims?
One my #4 Houks was not damaged by rolling to a stop after losing the tire at 65 mph. Are Ford nondemountable clincher rims as strong? Would a couple of layers of duct tape just make a mess?
I was scheduled to go visit his shop today, but was awakened in the night by a bee sting on the corner of my eyelid. By the time wifey found tweezers to remove the stinger, the damage had been done. I had some reactions for the first time ever from a sting, and I've had plenty over the years. The skin over my entire eyesocket is red and swollen, and I just don't feel up to driving the ol' brass picup a mile to meet him.
A set of four of these would be pretty handy. You roll them up to each wheel, pump the foot pedal, and it raises the car so that you can roll it around.
http://www.costplustools.com/OTC-1580-1500-lb-Easy-Roller_p_1922.html?utm_source =Google&utm_medium=CSE&utm_term=OTC1580&utm_campaign=PLA&gdftrk=gdfV25409_a_7c27 49_a_7c9972_a_7cOTC1580
Tweezers are not a good thing to remove bee stingers, they tend to squeeze the venom from the stinger into the skin, a better way is to pull them with a knife edge with out smashing the stinger.
How about cutting a normal tube to make a big rubber band that would stretch over the rim.
Ricks,I feel for you.A week ago I had an encounter with a nest of yellow jackets. Got stung 8-9 times before I could get away from them. Had to go to Dr,get Benidril and a steroid series to help with the itching. Tell your friend Harbor freight has those dollies for @$100/four.
Or get 4 Harbor Freight furniture dollies at $12 each. Lots of uses afterwards.
Thanks, guys; I'll pass it on. Thanks for the anti-squeeze solution, Gus. I had read wiki on this recently as wifey had been stung, too. Wiki said speed is more important than technique. I quickly pulled the stinger in wifey with my fingernails. Both of her eyes swelled, and one whole side of her face. She got shots of benadryl and tetanus the next day when I took her to Dr.
Not long after that, she had a kind of similar but more severe reaction after taking a new drug for the first time. That took a trip to the ER and more benadryl. All drugs have side effects, but I've never seen one so dangerous. This one is even advertised on tv.
I think you jinksed me, I just got stung today playing with the bee hive, the bees were a little more aggressive today than normal, and I dup a bit too deep into the hive. After getting stung, I put the frames back in the hive and closed it up, then got my wife to scrape it out for me, and it is one of the least painfull stings I have had. The poison sac does pulse, injecting poison into the skin, but to pinch the sac will empty it.
I like the furniture dollie idea. they are cheap and work for a lot of things.
Someone in your area should have a set of used tires they removed from a car and too bad for driving, but could be used for temporary moving around the garage, or a set of old wheels which are no good anymore that could be used in place of his good wheels.
I would think a few layers of duct tape would work if he will not be rolling it very much.
Sorry I jinxed you, Gus. I figured the frantic bee activity here was from the Santana winds causing serious heat here. I think it may have exceeded 80, and the sun sure was intense the last two days. I checked the lunar calendar, and it's new moon.
First thing manana, I'll buy a screen for the bedroom window next to the large brick fireplace with hollow space the bees are camping in. We don't have any other reason for screens on the house.
I have seen guys make shop wheels from plywood cut into discs and drilled for the lug nuts.
Ralph: I have two Firestone 30 x 3 1/2 and four Non Skid 30 x 3 tires over here that I'm not using (I think) Give me a call...
I have never tried it, but couldn't someone just get a modern tire cut it on the side maybe with a angle grinder and just slip the tread on the rim?
Matthew, I tried cutting a tire with an angle grinder - lots of smoke, not much cutting.. Then I found my electric jig saw, it cut the tough rubber and cord as smooth as paper
For moving a project car around the garage I prefer wheel dollies as others have proposed.
Many years ago, I got stung right between the eyes by a bumble bee. I had an Aloe Vera plant and applied it to the affected area as soon as I got into the house. The stinging stopped in just a few seconds, and there was no swelling. I couldn't believe it. Sorry for the thread drift. Dave
When I started working on my car I purchased two sets of these (4 total) http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece-vehicle-dollies-67511.html Also loaned them to the guy that painted the car to easily maneuver in the shop. Just jack up the car and place one under each wheel.