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    Mounting Bushwheels

    I know a lot of you have your special way of mounting tires but I thought I would share mine.

    If you place a continental 520 piston with the skirt side up on a bench and put the disc side of your wheel on top of piston with the bolts of wheel facing up, the piston skirt holds your bolts and you can press by hand the out wheel half to start your nuts.

    The skirt holds about 4 bolts but it makes it really easy.

    You want to make sure you don't put any pressure on the tire because it will pinch it between the wheel halves. (Like with your knee)

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    I use this tool to pull the wheel halves together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I use this tool to pull the wheel halves together.
    that looks too easy.

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    I have had one like that for 40 years other than I used grade 8 large area washers rather than wood donuts.

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    Some just vacuum the air out of the tire and then install the wheel. Learned that after I did steve's trick for a set of tires.

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    Kind of what Steve did, but guess I had a little more time on my hands.
    PVC turned down to fit in the bearings for better wheel half alignment.
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    I currently have 6 bolt wheels so I use 3 long 1/4" bolts to progressively draw the halves together and then install the correct bolts. Somewhere around the shop I have a setup like pictured above, but I made mine with 1/2" all-thread and a pair of thrust washers I found laying around.

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    Thats a cool tool!

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