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Old 06-26-2012, 01:16:05 AM   #16
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That would likely be something a shop would have and charge you to use unless you bought wheels from them. I have used the Percy tool with good results, no way I would spend that kind of money to fit a set of tires/wheels on a car.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:30:38 AM   #17
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Looks like I have been using the wrong name this whole time. It is called the Wheelworks "Mount Mate" and is made of aluminum.


$319 from manufacturer


I could fab one of them for a c-note worth of aluminum channel and hardware.

Great afternoon project and sell it when I was done with it....for half of the cost and make a small profit.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:59:35 AM   #18
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I could fab one of them for a c-note worth of aluminum channel and hardware.

Great afternoon project and sell it when I was done with it....for half of the cost and make a small profit.

I would buy it if it was 1/2 price and worked just as well.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:40:06 AM   #19
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I'll see what I can come up with Dave.

One caveat; I have no experience with how well it works. I did some preliminary research and it doesn't look like rocket science.

How soon do you need it?

Super Chevy and Truckin both have articles with detailed pics to go off of.

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:49:15 AM   #20
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I'm not in a real hurry but, it will be that much sooner I can order my wheels.

It looks like it just has a right angle from the mounting plate to allow the slotted wheel width bars to adjust in and out and the same idea for the wheel diameter. It's only movable parts slide along 90 degree planes. The more I look at it, I think I will do something myself this weekend. With a carpenter's square and some aluminum, it could be a slam dunk.

Let me check back in after this weekend. I'll PM you.

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Yeah, it looks pretty simple in design, if you can use a tape measure and live without the calibrations on it, that would simplify it greatly.

I was thinking it could be made out of hardwood.

Good luck with it and keep us posted.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:52:38 PM   #22
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You are over complicating a simple process. Having the tires you will be using as a guide to bending the wire on the Percy tool will work fine. Using the wire on the tool shaped to the tire will reveal any interference points.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:13:44 PM   #23
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You are over complicating a simple process. Having the tires you will be using as a guide to bending the wire on the Percy tool will work fine. Using the wire on the tool shaped to the tire will reveal any interference points.

C'mon Philip, you know how we like to overcomplicate things here at the Nasty. (Kidding!)

I would like to give this a shot before I call out any favors. It's like when I was calculating Moog springs rather than just buying Hotchkis or the like. I have a weird DIY bug that sometimes becomes an obsession. I'll post any success or failure this weekend.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:18:51 PM   #24
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No progress this weekend. Yeah, I was a lame. Adjusted the window glass on both doors, installed Metro door seal, drip rail and B-pillar chrome on driver's side instead. Also, disassembled and cleaned both door panels.

I should know by now that just because the car is closer to complete, it still needs a lot more things done. All parts need to be refurb'd and deep cleaned before I can stick them back on too.
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