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    wooden tires

    I was looking through my photos when I found the pics i took in the summer all they are made of is some plywood that i took a big hole saw and drill them out. i made the hexes with careful use of a dremel. They were my idea of cheap tires. They are very fun to slide around with


    here is my truck normally

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    Put an horseless carriage body on it, paint some spokes and you'll be back in the day...
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    lol. Great idea! Did you run it?
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    YA i ran it, absolutly no traction at all lots of fun though i have been thinking i might put some screws in it to drive in the snow

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    Next time i think i will make them bigger

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    make a normal sized tire/rim would be perfect for some drifting........good idea......
    I drifting.....
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    ya but that was the largest hole saw we had if you wanted to make it bigger you would have to be very good with a jig saw

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    if you have a band saw i think thats what its called you can make one.
    Have you thought about making them thicker?
    like 2-3" thick? you would need a lathe machine though to smooth it out to the size you want like 5"-6" or what not to round it out just right then cut the width you want. to add some traction you could add something to it then to make it a drift tire or like you said put some screws in it to run in the snow. just throwing out ideas
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    that would be better if they were thicker i think if i do them again i will use a 2x6

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    Just buy a 4" hole saw at Home Depot, that should work pretty good. Cool idea.

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    I think that is what i used was a 4" hole saw

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    Nice and low weight also! I've used 6" saw blades for tires in a similar fashion.
    Last edited by BL-Bob; 11-25-2012 at 09:39 AM.

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    Cut some tread from old ripped tires and super glue them on to those wheels
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    No ballooning with wooden tires....
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    i was thinking of taking my old ripped up talons and doing that

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    Great creativity next time try to make bigger one. carry on.

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