Yesterday I posted a picture of what I thought was a great way to mount tires on split rims. The turnbuckle is great for pulling the ends together, however the turnbuckle "buckled" when I tried to push the ends apart. Back to square one.
Not my idea, but I always thought this method looked pretty clever for expanding the rim back out. The wood blocks can do double duty as wheel chocks.
Perhaps you could find a small piece of square channel stock and weld a nut at each end the size of the yoke and insert your threaded yoke into the channel. It would be a lot stronger then the turnbuckle frame.
Works for me. Can be carried in tool box. Made from black pipe and threaded rod.
Thanks for the good ideas. I like the all thread and two nuts. I have that stuff already in the garage.
"Sometimes you feel like a nut, some times you don't !"
Gary - I agree with Mike,.... looks like a neat sort of "combination" tool. Judging by notches in ends of pipe segments, it appears that "the tool" might also serve as a jack handle for modern hydraulic jack too, huh? Great ideas there at any rate,.....harold
Oops! Meant to say that I agree with John Mays, but then,..... maybe I agree with Michael too,...... (:^)
Been using the turn buckle for years, never could get anyone else interested. KGB
Model t jack between the lugs works just fine, jb.
Proper rim jack tools aren't hard to find. They are at swap meets and eBay all the time. Why not just get one and put it in your tool box? They are so much easier to use than homemade tools and brute force. They can be had for less than $50. I have a Hercules rim jack NOS in the original box with instructions I have had at a few swap meets for $100. No takers so far.
I have used a rim jack on the 23" rear rims on my TT with no problems. I don't see any need to go to all of the trouble to find a different way to do a very simple operation, as Erik said. JMHO Dave