Widening Steel Rims - 4x4 Build Ep.3

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Donn DIY

2 місяці tagasi

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Widening steel rims / steelies on a homemade cutting & welding jig. This jig let's me cut the steel rim, grind it clean for welding and finally weld it properly while the rim is in the jig.
This is part of a series of a four wheel drive utility vehicle build to lessen the work load on my trusty 2002 Honda Foreman Rubicon TRX500FA. This partially answers the question "Why?" but for those who want to ask "why don't you just buy a side-by-side instead of building one?" I just want to say - I'm not made of money. Side-by-sides are ridiculously expensive, even the car I drive around daily is worth less (not worthless though!), hell, it is even worth less than my 2002 Honda ATV.
"How much HP will it have?" - the 1.4 litre FWD petrol engine I'm planning on using has 55 kw and this will not change, but the torque will be tripled via the BMW differentials I'm using to transfer power to front and rear axles.
"It will be too heavy!" - this project just like the firewood processor project does not have to float. And a heavier vehicle will handle better anyway when hauling heavy loads.
Stay tuned for future episodes! Thanks for watching!
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Welding equipment borrowed from Spetselektroodi AS, Estonia:
Fronius TransSteel 2700 welder
Optrel Crystal 2.0 Welding Helmet
Hypertherm Powermax 45 XP plasma cutter

Donn DIY
Donn DIY 2 місяці tagasi
Want more fabrication videos? There are plenty on eepost.infovideos
Σταυρος Γκανας
Σταυρος Γκανας 23 päeva tagasi
Ζπ@Malacung Papuyu
Rok Adamlje
Rok Adamlje Місяць tagasi
@Christiaan Brown well as long as its only some towing of 2 axle trailers. Hitching anything to this will quickly bring the weight onto rear 2 tires beyond 500kg. Should have used some tractor tires. Or do these tires have that much more capacity over the rating?
Christiaan Brown
Christiaan Brown Місяць tagasi
@Rok Adamlje if they do then the vehicle can be up to 1000kg (250kg x 4 tires)
Rok Adamlje
Rok Adamlje Місяць tagasi
Dont these tires have like 250 kg max load?
Your drugged a huffed
Furrowed Brow
Furrowed Brow 23 tundi tagasi
You need to motorize the turning of the rim and do the welding manually.
RUBEN CARDOSO 2 päeva tagasi
Thank you so much for sharing your video. I have to cut a 14" pipe in 24 segments of 1-1/2" and you gave a great idea on how to make it. I am going to modify your design, but surely it was helpful to watch your work.
D Sanchez
D Sanchez 4 päeva tagasi
I remember my automotive teacher told me he got a great deal on a tire machine. Apparently the previous owner welded his rims together and using the tire machine when he went to set the tire bead the weld broke and killed the guy and no one wanted to buy it due to it killed someone but my teacher saw a good deal and didn't care
Barry Nelson
Barry Nelson 6 päeva tagasi
Just happened to stumble on your video. While the content was great, and your ingenuity and ability is excellent, I'm not sure if I wasn't more impressed with the video editing. Your time lapse is excellent. Just enough slow time to catch what you're doing, then speed it up when it's repititious. So many of these LubeTubers could learn how to produce a video by watching yours! Excellent all the way around!
Marc Venneker
Marc Venneker 8 päeva tagasi
joseph joseph
joseph joseph 10 päeva tagasi
estos rines se puede soldar con tig? pregunto porqje nl e visto a nadie 👨‍🏭 🤔
Анатолий 10 päeva tagasi
Не могу понять вы Русский ? Станок 1к62 ... А текст не по Русски ....
Super Sami
Super Sami 10 päeva tagasi
In the mid 1960’s into the mid 1970’s there was a business in Garden Grove California called “The Big Wheel”. They advertised in the 2 or 3 magazines at the time and they started off doing this for the craze in the 1960’s of shortening a VW pan and making a dune buggy. By 1970 there were a ton of us CJ Jeep people that were also running their rims. You traded in your stock wheels and for 8.95 per you bought an 8” rim, 10.95 got you a 10” rim. Their process was almost identical to this video. At the height of their business I believe they had around a dozen employees. It was advent of dependable tubeless tires that finally did the business in, there were also laws passed (although I and everyone I knew never heard of a problem with the rims) that finally put the company out of business. Great ingenuity exhibited in this video, first time I’ve seen this channel as it popped up on my recommended list. New subscriber!
Brandon Keller
Brandon Keller 10 päeva tagasi
Why not just buy 4 wheels the right size for the tires...and not make unbalanced unsafe garbage.
Riccardo Chinaglia
Riccardo Chinaglia 11 päeva tagasi
Where did you buy that nice saw?
2brokenwings73 12 päeva tagasi
Sick craftsman
Tony S
Tony S 16 päeva tagasi
Did anybody else notice the lathe in the background. Perfect for cutting round things
Vovan M
Vovan M 20 päeva tagasi
78dwk 24 päeva tagasi
just genius, awsome fab skills and build, i just subscribed, Thanks,Godbless
Cosmicnomadzaa 29 päeva tagasi
Like your style on the jig, I would have used a bicycle gearing system or a portable drill for the moving the rim and to make it less hassle. Sub'd
сеntаvrm 29 päeva tagasi
Ну раз уж сделал такой станочек, то не мешало бы наварить побольше хампы для того чтоб не разбортироваться на низком давлении. Очень полезная вещь. Посмотри геометрию диска от квадроцикла.
Patriot1776 Місяць tagasi
Incredible problem solving! Ingenuity like this never, never goes outta style. Did you ever consider trying to use the lathe to at least do the rim cutting? Or did it not have enough swing capacity, never mind how likely would have had to build something like that anyway for the welding to prevent risk of damaging it during the welding?
Chris Reid
Chris Reid Місяць tagasi
You are EXTREMELY talented, and I learn a lot from you. But wouldn't it have been easier to mod rim that fit the tires to the bolt pattern on the axle?
Stephen Gordon
Stephen Gordon Місяць tagasi
Thats nice work ! Well done !
robson 1015
robson 1015 Місяць tagasi
Would have bought a couple wider rims
Lora Mattal
Lora Mattal Місяць tagasi
i loved this. always wanted to learn welding and fabrication. to make metal do what i want with power tools and fire... yeah! the fast hammering is a riot. cool rims!
huck stirred
huck stirred Місяць tagasi
I been to Lewis and clark tech school and Missouri welding institute . I started welding at 15 and been self employed for quite awhile . You can make good money building things and selling them at a local flea market from BBQ pits to plant stands . The trick to making money is finding cheep or free steel . New steel is so high you can't make nothing off of it
Robert Ordewald
Robert Ordewald Місяць tagasi
Very nice job. You are correct, you need to make a power feed to better control the feed speed. A drill motor would work well or a small motor and a clothes dryer belt. Another way it is done is remove the center part of the rim and find a donor rim that is wide enough. Thanks for a well done video! Bob from Virginia USA
Ionel Celeltano
Ionel Celeltano Місяць tagasi
Super man,salutari din Romania...!!
lyon406 Місяць tagasi
I do not see an adjustment for the grinder to move it for a different width.
Donn DIY
Donn DIY Місяць tagasi
Shimming helps.
reddogg dier
reddogg dier Місяць tagasi
Don Mathias
Don Mathias Місяць tagasi
When you are welding like this you way find if you had the torch lined up with the weld and have it mounted about 20 deg inclined to verticle. Have it just before the top. Give the welder an approach angle. Just like welding when you are pushing the torch along a seam on the flat. It pre heats the oncoming metal better and you will get a flatter weld with more consistant penetration. very good effort never the less.
Last Taffy Standing WraithMan_1
Last Taffy Standing WraithMan_1 Місяць tagasi
Wow !!!! What a a lot Of Work To Make A Wider Wheel !!!!! I'm Sure 100% of people Would Simply Buy A Wheel To Fit The Tyre !!!!! That would be 100% Quicker and 100% Cheaper !!!!!! Just a. Suggestion !!!!!
inflamerss Місяць tagasi
Поверь, друг, на заводах не уделяют столько внимания швам, как ты) Перфекционист в хорошем смысле этого слова, я сам такой же. Первый шов высоковат, я бы добавил чуть больше напряжения, шов вышел бы более плоским и ровным. Отличная работа. У меня на работе шеф сомневался, не хотел делать поворотный стол для сварки центральных втулок для барабанов (кабельные барабаны, для медного провода), мы их собираем. Я много их варю, в зависимости от размера 400-80 штук за смену. Я предлагал брать обычный мотор на 12 вольт от двигателя стеклоочистителей вместе с редуктором. Он все время сомневался. В итоге я сам сделал рабочую модель, на которой работал почти полгода. Медное кольцо токосъемника я просто приварил полуавтоматом прямо к валу поворотной площадки) В качестве щеток были поставлены две медные полоски из той же медной полосы, что и кольцо. Естественно, соединение между кольцом и валом было ненадежным, тем не менее система работает до сих пор. В итоге шеф сделал мне серьезный стол, с алюминиевым столом, токосъемником заводского изготовления и медно-графитовыми щетками, двигателем-редуктором в оптимальном для меня диапазоне и частотным преобразователем во главе всей системы. Удачи, брат.
Valmir Vanderlei Vaz
Valmir Vanderlei Vaz Місяць tagasi
Parabéns belo trabalho. 👏👏
Luizfernando Bueno
Luizfernando Bueno Місяць tagasi
Do Caralho
Ronald Miller
Ronald Miller Місяць tagasi
Aside from rust and paint, part of the popping and sputtering during the weld is the amount of electrode stick-out from the contact tip and nozzle. Yours appears to be almost an inch, 25mm. Try moving the nozzle closer to the work to shorten the stick-out. Like your ingenuity!!!
Дядя Тимур
Дядя Тимур Місяць tagasi
Молодец, очень аккуратная работа. И станина сделано просто, но с умом.
MrMadenuff Місяць tagasi
Nice demonstration, well done :-)
Just Me
Just Me Місяць tagasi
Does your welder use inert external gas or is the flux w/ in the wire?
Just Me
Just Me Місяць tagasi
Oh! You need a fifth for the spare!
Just Me
Just Me Місяць tagasi
Man, those are truly 4 custom rims...
Vincent Vega
Vincent Vega Місяць tagasi
You sure are a Fart Smeller I mean Smart Feller!!!!!!
bear11 2 місяці tagasi
It would have been a lot easier and safer to go to a wrecking yard and buy the rim you need .
Роман Молчанов
Роман Молчанов 2 місяці tagasi
Молодец! Успехов в работе!
Chuck Tripp
Chuck Tripp 2 місяці tagasi
I have done that with another set of surplus wheels and eliminated the band
Jason Daniels
Jason Daniels 2 місяці tagasi
excellent video my friend. You created your own solution. That 's awesome and an inspiration.
Gigih Septiyan
Gigih Septiyan 2 місяці tagasi
God Zilla
Marco Ortiz
Marco Ortiz 2 місяці tagasi
Inventando el agua tibia..he perdido mi tiempo viendo huevadas
OPSDTSBRASIL 2 місяці tagasi
Simplesmente, show.
18650PowerWall 2 місяці tagasi
Good job! Enjoyed the video.
Spencer Burja
Spencer Burja 2 місяці tagasi
Bro, I feel like you're not doing yourself justice calling this a jig. This is a straight up tool.
mccanlessdesign 2 місяці tagasi
Flap wheel! You need flap wheels for weld prep! Not disks! Beautiful work! I have widened steel rear wheels on my "kit car" now - 17X13s - but I chickened out and had Diamond wheel make them, with NASCAR D-hole centers.
Patryk Wet
Patryk Wet 2 місяці tagasi
Hi, I have a question from which company you have a welding machine
Patryk Wet
Patryk Wet 2 місяці tagasi
@Donn DIY fenkyu
Donn DIY
Donn DIY 2 місяці tagasi
Sascha Weigler
Sascha Weigler 2 місяці tagasi
Spätestens beim ersten größeren Schlagloch bricht dir die Felge. Du spielst mit deinem Leben.
r v
r v 2 місяці tagasi
looking forward to your next video, hope you are in good health and that you didn't get hurt in that front end bang up.
Paweł P
Paweł P 2 місяці tagasi
Super !!! Bravo ! Regards Paweł P. ;)
Christiaan Brown
Christiaan Brown 2 місяці tagasi
Donn, did you consider having the rims media blasted prior to doing this work? I think it would have made it easier to do the welding. Well, maybe having the rims blasted after cutting them would be a better idea. Brilliant work though. A most impressive idea on how to solve this problem. Great tire choice too.
Gali Malaiac
Gali Malaiac 2 місяці tagasi
Where can I ask for a refund for the missing video this week? 😂🙏🙏🙏
D Herauf
D Herauf 2 місяці tagasi
Dude you do awesome stuff ... I could watch you make stuff every day ! Very clever man !!! :-)
V8Lounge 2 місяці tagasi
This is great work and craftmansship. Did You balance them and how much weight did You have to add? Greetings from the V8Lounge in germany
Gary Cline
Gary Cline 2 місяці tagasi
I'm again please tell me
Azertyuiopروعه Qsdfghjklm
Azertyuiopروعه Qsdfghjklm Місяць tagasi
John Connolly
John Connolly 2 місяці tagasi
Just curious .. why not just put them on the rims as they were ??
1crazypj 2 місяці tagasi
The lathe in background looked big enough to hold the wheel?First time I've seen a video of this but it was kinda common 40 years ago
1crazypj Місяць tagasi
@Patriot1776 I meant to cut the wheel not re-weld it. There is little chance of the bearings getting arced when ground clamp is on the wheel but if it came off and landed on bed or any other conductive part it's just about a certainty to damage bearings. Personally I wouldn't even attempt it. Mainly parting off would save making a dedicated cutting jig but as that's being used I guess it's a moot point.
Patriot1776 Місяць tagasi
While he could have used the lathe potentially for cutting the rim, the problem is that welding in the lathe is very, very risky. If you're not extremely careful, its easy to have current arcing go through your spindle bearings and/or other bearings within the lathe and then your lathe is outta commission until you dismantle it enough to replace all the bearings you farked up trying to do welding in it. I was personally waiting for the reused CV bearing in his cutting/welding jig to seize-up due to arching through it while he was doing his welding, even with him having his ground clamp in about the best place he could have it due to moving of the clamp as he spun the rim.
Metal Illness
Metal Illness 2 місяці tagasi
What brand is the bar clamp you are using at 4:50, the red one. Great job on the tool, thanks for sharing a great idea!
Jo'z avenue
Jo'z avenue 2 місяці tagasi
A machine shop will cut that wheel ,for silly money.
Dron 79
Dron 79 2 місяці tagasi
Красиво очень.
Odelle Russell
Odelle Russell 2 місяці tagasi
Y not use a drill to turn it
Odelle Russell
Odelle Russell 2 місяці tagasi
U would get the speed to b constant at all times
Old Radios & Phonographs
Old Radios & Phonographs 2 місяці tagasi
Can’t you just buy new wider rims....seems like a lot of work! But having said that, I’m a welder and you are a great welder, taking the time to clean before tacking as well as tacking before welding like a professional welder should always do. Good job.
memo nimz
memo nimz 2 місяці tagasi
Too many adds man
WELDER TECH 2 місяці tagasi
goodjob friends.....
Eggie Cortés
Eggie Cortés 2 місяці tagasi
Sin duda alguna eres el mejor ingeniero jejeje
Steven Jennings
Steven Jennings 2 місяці tagasi
Awesome informative Video experience Y'alls God Bless Ya Prayers 🙏
MIA Micro-FLIGHT 2 місяці tagasi
Excellent! I like your way of thinking. Kudos for being protected. I see many videos of people welding without a respirator or even a dust mask at the very least. I was thinking ahead of your video how you were going to weld the circular joint and my thought exactly! you need a jig and let the welder do the weld with consistency. I would have added an extra tool to make the circular weld more consistent and that is the use a slow speed motor setup to rotate the hub at controlled speed, especially with 3 additional wheels to do. Thumbs Up!
María Isabel Rodríguez
María Isabel Rodríguez 2 місяці tagasi
Tienes manos de oro
Vaughn Dibble
Vaughn Dibble 2 місяці tagasi
Must be that lathe in the back growned is not his or he dont know how to use a parting tool it wold have saved him a lot of time cutting them rims
Peter Logan
Peter Logan 2 місяці tagasi
good job but you need to get a sandblaster
S.E 2 місяці tagasi
Tyre size please ?
No Brakes
No Brakes 2 місяці tagasi
Your off your head. So skilled Thankyou for sharing
Владимир Кириллов
Владимир Кириллов 2 місяці tagasi
Поставь лайк под комментарием 😀крутые видео у тебя)
SNOOP U 2 2 місяці tagasi
I bet you can cut some white wall tires on your machine plenty of people will buy discount white wall tires.
SNOOP U 2 2 місяці tagasi
Probably can use it to cut pip also have a few uses for the tool?
Jorge Luis Revollo Peña
Jorge Luis Revollo Peña 2 місяці tagasi
please use another welding glasses to cover the camera i really love your job... but dude!!! my eyes!!! (> TnT)>
Job38 Four
Job38 Four 2 місяці tagasi
You could buy the rims for the tires, but I'd rather watch you make them, thanks for doing that and sharing your UTV build. great job!!!
Adam 2 місяці tagasi
Nice stuff. Gives one a bit of an insight into how insane the skills are of those welders that weld submarines together!
Craig Thorn
Craig Thorn 2 місяці tagasi
Very impressive set up I saved an old footpedal and sewing machine engine with a variable knob with a drive wheel you could have constant surface feet for welding
C Smith
C Smith 2 місяці tagasi
Great job, very well done. Are you making them because it's cheaper than buying them, or because they aren't available?
Barry Bryant
Barry Bryant 2 місяці tagasi
Awesome job
Ronplucksstrings 2 місяці tagasi
Very nice work! Here in the US, there used to be shops that widened steel wheels, so one could just bring them there and they had the fixturing and expertise...but everybody now buys cast alu wheels, so these places have all gone away...one must do this themselves...and you have done it very well indeed, including developing your own fixturing and technique! I am quite impressed...but after looking at a few of your other fabricating projects (like the amphibious tracked vehicle), I can see you are a very capable DIYer, who wont be afraid to tackle any project, and widening a wheel is on the very lowest end of the difficulty scale for you...what a GREAT attitude you have! High compliments from Connecticut, from another DIYer, who will be stopping by your channel again for sure! Cheers
Shawn Jenkins
Shawn Jenkins 2 місяці tagasi
This is way better than those hour long video from the Third World where with bizarre royalty-free music of reinventing the wheel if you will by recycling motors, magnets and fans from junk computers, some bell wire and a battery, hot glue, hose clamps and wood to make something that your never going to buy, let alone make and you're so mad at the time you can't get back that you don't even leave a like! This is what I sent to buddy who we're both been crazy about cars since we were a lot younger! : "Being as you do a lot of stuff with the off-road vehicles, motorcycles and that kind of thing this might be of interest to you. He's getting pretty jiggy with it! At least it makes everything repeatable. I'm hoping in the 20 part series he gets around to blasting those steel wheels inside & out, maybe do something to make it look & hold air/bead better. I've been a subscriber, but I don't think that the algorithm pushes his video's, but if I wasn't so ADHD I'd have watched the one about a homemade belt conveyor for God only know's what for! I've got a cousin who's stacking paper like old folks designing them for proprioritatory applications like Amazon type of things in HUGE company's warehouses. I've seen hay elevators used to process firewood saving a lot of backbreaking work! Not to mention more on setting up a machine shop, 'cuz if you're crazy enough to do this just think about all of what you could do with a lathe and a mill!!!"
dustin wilkins
dustin wilkins 2 місяці tagasi
What brand is your chop saw ?
Red Diamond
Red Diamond 2 місяці tagasi
Does it do any good to heat-treat the rims afterward ?
Tural Huseynov
Tural Huseynov 2 місяці tagasi
Next epizod
KEVLAR1911A1 G21
KEVLAR1911A1 G21 2 місяці tagasi
Nicely done ✔
Марат Умарович
Марат Умарович 2 місяці tagasi
Hi! I have a question,just one. Where are you from?
Gary Mucher
Gary Mucher 2 місяці tagasi
Now to the blaster cabinet, and then powder coat, and you have a winner for sure. Thumbs Up!
Ali_way 21
Ali_way 21 2 місяці tagasi
Awesome id
Belmiro Joaquin Neto
Belmiro Joaquin Neto 2 місяці tagasi
Good , but the legend só fast
Josip Podolski
Josip Podolski 2 місяці tagasi
Koja glupost.?? Samoubilački. Ekstrema naprezanja su u pitanju. Ooooo pameti.
Leo Motors
Leo Motors 2 місяці tagasi
Если есть под рукой весь инструмент.то и обезьяна тоже сможет сделать
Leo Motors
Leo Motors 2 місяці tagasi
Бля все такие умные,мастерские.а ты попробуй ,чтоб была одна болгарка .на 125 диск.Сварка электродная,дрель.тской инструмент есть у каждого практически в гараже и сделай таким инструментом а не показуху своей мастерской и наличии инструмента.Паказушник е мае.
Мото Корешули
Мото Корешули 2 місяці tagasi
Вот в России есть такая поговорка про таких людей- Дурная голова ногам покоя не даёт.
Triono Bara
Triono Bara 2 місяці tagasi
Good job
Joel Davidson
Joel Davidson 2 місяці tagasi
Like the cutting jig but why not just properly weld it with your rotating mount. I saw no reason to mount your mig torch on that arm. You want the slight cursive e in your puddle to properly get the surfaces bonded with good penetration. Keep it simple @#$&!d. You are pretty good at the fabrication but sometimes less is better. You may have done this, but I would have run a dial gauge on the inside and outside of the rim to make sure it was perfectly straight and aligned. I then would have tacked it all around so my weld heat didn’t distort my alignment. It was fun watching your video. Big thumbs up.
Doug Brown
Doug Brown 2 місяці tagasi
I had a dirt track frame manufacturer in Augusta, GA put a 2” band in a set of factory wheels for an 81 Ford Courier that I restored back in the late 80’s. I put a set of chrome rings and the factory hub caps on the wheels and mounted a set of 60 series tires all around. Had a lot of people ask me how I was able to mount wide tires on that little truck with the “factory” wheels. Surprisingly the truck rode really good.
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