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New Peterbuilt truck #3: Wheels and tires

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Blog entry by HotRod1 posted 04-30-2018 04:49 PM 1189 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am still working on getting the bugs out of the suspension, so I thought I would make the tires and wheels. I thought I would try making my own this time. Since this is going to be a heavy hauler, I chose to make super singles. I have seen several fantastic ways to make tires and wheels on this site, but thought I might try another way.

I cut out (5) 2 3/4” walnut blanks with a hole saw for each tire, sanded the rough edges down and made a tire. Then put a 1/4” bolt through to put in a drill and run against the disk sander. Also cut center grooves and side profile.

I needed to cut out the wheel, so I drilled a 1 1/2” hole 1/4” deep for the front and 1/2” for the back. Then drilled out the 1 1/4” center for the wheel.

I made a jig to hold the rear tires at an angle and cut the diagonal tread on the band saw. Then loosened the bolt to glue and adjust the tread design.

I drilled all my holes and added lug nuts.

Still have to do a little more sanding and apply finish. I am fairly satisfied with my first attempt at making them.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 04-30-2018 05:47 PM

wheels and tires look top notch …... cant wait to see the truck ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 04-30-2018 05:52 PM

Fairly satisfied after the first time and be honest this wheel is nevertheless much nicer as a bought one? Next time a little improvement on the dividing and you are 100% satisfied? How about ebonizing the walnut?

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HotRod1

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#3 posted 04-30-2018 06:36 PM

GR8HUNTER here is a sneak peak, mocking up tires on the suspension. Still have some more tweeking before it is exactly what I want.

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crowie

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#4 posted 04-30-2018 09:13 PM

I like the wheels and that they are going on a Peterbilt is tops!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 04-30-2018 09:25 PM



GR8HUNTER here is a sneak peak, mocking up tires on the suspension. Still have some more tweeking before it is exactly what I want.

- HotRod1


thank you for that ….... as said before i really nice looking truck :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 05-01-2018 02:23 AM

Looks GREAT!

Way past my patience and skills BOTH!

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Pjonesy

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#7 posted 05-01-2018 04:44 AM

Those wheels are looking great.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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htl

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#8 posted 05-01-2018 04:22 PM

Love it when we get to see another way to build wheels.
As I used to have at the bottom of my page there’s a hundred way to make anything just depends on the tools at hand.
O and Great job!!!

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Jason1974

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#9 posted 11-18-2018 12:30 PM

HotRod, do you have any more pictures of this build. I would love to see the finished product of the suspension.

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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HotRod1

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#10 posted 11-20-2018 01:38 AM

Jason, I will get some more pics on Thursday. I have not had much time to work on it lately. I have it working, still have to do some more sanding. I went through a couple of revisions before deciding on what I am using.

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htl

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#11 posted 11-20-2018 02:11 AM

Jason I went through enough revisions on my last truck to have enough parts for another, almost.
That things going to be a winner for sure.

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