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Old 03-07-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default Let's make a tire truer station.

I hope some of you may find this useful.

You know how you have one thing in your shop that REALLY needs to be re-done, but you never seem to find the time? That was our handy-dandy tire truer cart. We needed a place to true tires. so we threw a truer on some old wire shelf, tossed it on a janky cart we got from harbor Freight and knocked out some tires. We put some cardboard sides on it to contain the mess. Frankly, it's a disaster, an eyesore and because it's so low, it's actually hard on your back because you have to lean over so far to use it.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Here's what we started with. and it ain't pretty.





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SOOoooo, I stripped off the junk and welded the top so I could pull out the bolts and make a better fit of everything. Don't judge, it was tough to weld, I don't know what it's made out of but it barely passes for metal.



All welded up, bolts removed, give us more room to build stuff.



Used some white shelving material we had left over and started mocking up a shape for everything.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:21 PM   #3
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I used a shelf you'd find in a stove for the main deck so tire rubber can fall through. It was to big so we had to cut it down, here is the first test fit.



Welding the main deck back together after we cut it down.



Bent a piece of diamond plate to add as a top "dust guard". It's about 22" long.

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We put ours inside of a Rubbermaid container. Set it up, turn it on, and put the lid back on.
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Such a tease!

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:24 PM   #6
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Got the main assembly bolted together and the upper crud guard bolted on. Built a little bracket to hold the 2 gooseneck lamps I'm gonna hang on it.



and got the lamps mounted.



Bolted on a side guard, gave the white a coat of paint and put a new coat of paint on the cart, and BAMMO.

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Looks good.
You "SHOULD OF GOTTIN A PATENT"
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Loaded for bear and ready for action. I'm gonna tidy up the wiring tonight on it. We left that edge open for a dust pan. I'm super happy with the way it turned out, and by raising up the work surface to about 36" my back is a happy camper!!! I hope you find this useful, now get out there and build something!!!




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Now we need a tire recycler.
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You gonna put a hitch on that thing and drag it down to Mile High?
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That's pretty damn slickety-slick!!!
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You gonna put a hitch on that thing and drag it down to Mile High?
He better lock it down. I got my eye on that dust pan.
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Did you really need to install a lift to build this thing? Lol
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Did you really need to install a lift to build this thing? Lol
had to, can't take chances when truing tires!
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