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ken555

posted on 5/2/18 at 03:09 PM Reply With Quote
Wooden Wheels

Humor me.

But I'm thinking of making a set of Ply wheels for the Donor car.
2 sheets of ply fixed together, then 4 rough circles cut from it.

I need the alloy wheels off the car, and it's stored outside.
It does need to be moved now and then, otherwise I would put it on bricks.

Any other bright idea's as it weights around 500KG so above the simple pallet on casters approach.






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HowardB

posted on 5/2/18 at 03:16 PM Reply With Quote
I have some flame cust steel discs "wheels" on my trailer - what might be better and cheaper could be a trip to the scrappy and buy 4 steel wheels and pay by the kg?

hth





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joneh

posted on 5/2/18 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote
As above, I think if they get wet you're in danger of having one collapse when you next lean against it. Buy some scrap ones.
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theduck

posted on 5/2/18 at 03:40 PM Reply With Quote
With the above, most scrappy will be 10 a wheel with tyre
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ken555

posted on 5/2/18 at 03:58 PM Reply With Quote
13" with 4" PCD is the problem.

Did think 4 spacesavers and drill mounting holes out.






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pewe

posted on 5/2/18 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
Someone abandoned a Sainsbury's type trolley near our house.
It only took a few cuts with Mr Angrygrinder and a couple of pieces of 20mm SST welded on to raise the bottom tray to horizontal.
Certainly man enough for the F27 (650kg) and the beauty of it is the wheels swivel.
HTH. Cheers, Pewe10

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ken555

posted on 5/2/18 at 08:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pewe
Someone abandoned a Sainsbury's type trolley near our house.
It only took a few cuts with Mr Angrygrinder and a couple of pieces of 20mm SST welded on to raise the bottom tray to horizontal.
Certainly man enough for the F27 (650kg) and the beauty of it is the wheels swivel.
HTH. Cheers, Pewe10


Didn't know they could take that weight.
I have been eyeing up the local communal bins they have in certain city streets.




A trolley might be easier to cut up in a discreet place to get it home






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TQ_uk

posted on 6/2/18 at 10:04 AM Reply With Quote
Shame you're not closer, I've a bunch of Morris Minor wheels that are 4" PCD. But they're at my parents in Kent....
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TQ_uk

posted on 6/2/18 at 10:07 AM Reply With Quote


Or get some 100mm from scrappy and file the holes out slightly?

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/2/18 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
tbh I think your wooden wheels will work just fine, two 12mm sheets glued together would be more than up to it
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907

posted on 6/2/18 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
Having just built a garage extension from ply I would have thought that rough scrappy wheels would be cheaper.





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llionellis

posted on 7/2/18 at 04:49 PM Reply With Quote
I see no problem, it's been done before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4qB6n1cm04

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ken555

posted on 7/2/18 at 07:12 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
Having just built a garage extension from ply I would have thought that rough scrappy wheels would be cheaper.


We have a place nearby that is trying to get rid of specialised packing crates, that have come back from offshore.
They recycle wood into things, but can't use they ply as it's full of nails/staples.

http://woodrecyclability.co.uk/

[Edited on 7-2-18 by ken555]






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