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Old 06-05-2018, 07:46 PM
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Default how we make smooth spare tire covers

This was a fun little project and we documented it well with pics so i figured i would share.

here is the spare the customer needs a smooth cover made for. he already has the band that goes around the tread part of the tire



after measuring and laying everything out i started shrinking over the edge on the power hammer







marking where to shrink more on the edges





all the shrinking done



starting to blend and planish










then i use the lennox to tighten and refine the radius






after a handful of passes on the lennox





installing the band



grinding down the weld after welding up the center pivot hole



some light shrinking with a shrinking disc in some spots



all finished out with a DA and ready to ship

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Old 06-05-2018, 10:41 PM
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Bravo, bravo
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:32 PM
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Saaaaaaaweeeeeeet!!!

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Old 06-05-2018, 11:48 PM
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step one: buy a power hammer and a giant planisher.



nice job though, truly!
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:45 AM
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step one: buy a power hammer and a giant planisher.



nice job though, truly!
you can make the same thing with hand tools but would take 10 times as long
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:54 AM
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I know, I was just being snarky. truth be told, if you had a video of this process I would watch it a hundred times! very clean work.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:14 AM
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:08 AM
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step one: buy a power hammer and a giant planisher.



nice job though, truly!
If that's your business, having the right tools always helps but you've still got to be able to operate those tools too. Great job, many kudos and many thanks for posting! Great to see how that's done!

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