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Home-Built Tire Changer
"With your own home-built tire changer, you save the time and cost of running to town every time you need to change a tire," notes Steve Nunnikhoven, Oakville, Iowa, developer of do-it-yourself plans for a tire changer.
Made with parts that Nunnikhoven says you can buy for about $50 - less if you use scrap parts - the changer handles car and truck tires up to 16.5 in. dia. It consists of a base, center spindle, removable head breaker, and tire iron.
To use, you place the tire over the center spindle, put the center collar over the rim and secure with a pin. Next, slip the bead breaker unit in place, positioning it on the edge of the rim. After breaking the bead, flip the tire, break that bead and then remove the tire with the tire iron.
Nunnikhoven notes that you can build the tire changer in your shop in about eight hours. Plans sell for $4.50. He'll sell ready-built changers for $178, plus shipping.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Steve Nunnikhoven, R.R. 1, Box 52, Oakville, Iowa 52646 (ph 319 766-4111).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1