First post! How on earth do I get these tyres on the rims?

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Stewart Ashton
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First post! How on earth do I get these tyres on the rims?

Post by Stewart Ashton » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:03 pm

:cry:
Hi all recently bought the flak 36 and towing tractor.
Ive boiled them as per destructions and no way can
I get them on the rims.

Young Gill said that Lee may be able to help. HELP!!!

Ive scalded three finger tips and a right palm ARGH!!

Nice to meet you all :)

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Post by Stewart Ashton » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:26 pm

I have three choices;

Cut the tyres in half and slide them on and glue the ends together :lol:

Saw the inner rims off the wheels and slide the tyres on and then
araldite the inner rims back on :lol:

Or give up altogether and start building the towing unit :(

Last chance saloon take Gill up on her offer!

No inuendo :wink:

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Post by Colin Richards » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:57 pm

Stewart

If you boil the tyres for about 15mins take them out of the water carefully and with the rims placed on a towel, push the tyres slowly over the rims, starting at one point and press down hard all the way around. To get the final part of the tyre onto the rim, gently prise with a flat screw driver blade. I used a set of barbeque tongues to get the tyres out of the water.

It does work and you soon get the knack. I've used this technique for the Flack 36 and the halftrack.

good luck

Colin

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Post by Stewart Ashton » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:52 pm

Hi Colin,
Thanks for your reply. Trouble is I am disabled and dont
have the physical strength :oops:

I phoned Gill who advised me to return them to Armotek and I
posted them off today.

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