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Re: This wheel is driving me crazy.

Yup you need a rim spreader, so beg ,borrow or steal one. Then contact Norm again and he will tell you how to place the legs so as not to damage the rim.

Where Are You From? Whitby, ON

Do You own a car built by Durant? 30 Durant & others

Re: This wheel is driving me crazy.

ha ha used it on both 30 D and the 31 Chevy canopy express truck.

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/193307-using-a-rim-spreader-to-mounting-tire/

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 614 sedan made by Dominion Motors

Re: This wheel is driving me crazy.

Rick, I had the same problem when I installed the tires on my '26. An electrician friend of mine turned me on to a lubricant he uses to pull wires through long runs of conduit. Its so slick you can't hold onto the squirt bottle if you get it on your hands. Apply generously to the bead of the tire and try again, You'll be shocked.

Where Are You From? denver

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1926 Star m 4dr sedan

Re: This wheel is driving me crazy.

If I understand your question, you need to spread the rim not squeeze it with a rim spreader. I used a hydraulic jack and a block of wood to push the ends apart. If the split is at 12 o'clock, postion the jack and block between 9 and 3 o'clock. I also used this method to make the rim round.

Where Are You From? North of Golden Gate Bridge

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star

 

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