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WWII Jeep #4: Model Build #4 : Tires for WWII Jeep w/ Trailer

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Blog entry by Jason1974 posted 11-11-2018 08:52 PM 790 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well guys its finally here…..The tires. Here is the way I did my tires or shall I say TYRES!
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The Wheel Jig
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The wheel blanks. The are 2-3/4” wide by 5/8” thick.
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Cutting the grooves. Make sure the lines on the guide are lined up or your grooves will be all JACKED up!
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Cutting the groves on the other side. Make sure you cut in between the grooves you cut earlier.
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Finished cutting all the grooves for the tires.
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Not its time to cut a 1-1/2” hole with a forstner bit in the wheels. The wheel are 5/8” thick so only cut in 1/2” inch for the rims.
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Time to cut a 1/8” radius on the inside of the tire.
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The wheels are done! Now it’s time for some sanding.
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What a mess. FLOOR SWEEP!
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The rim on the left is made out of cherry, the rim on the right is a store bought tire. I wanted to use cherry for the rims so I turned the rim on the lathe. Not bad for free hand on the lathe.
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The fitted rim in the tire. Pretty easy. The rim is 1-1/2” x 5/8”
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The tires are done. Just a little sanding and then on the jeep we go!
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Placed the tires on the jeep and made the hubs/pegs w/ toothpicks for the lugs. The tires move freely and now its time to put some Tung oil on the tires.
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Thanks for watching!!!

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.



11 comments so far

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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 09:06 PM

they turned out very nice Jason good thinking outside the box Jeep is looking GREAT :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 09:09 PM

I did it almost the same. The differents are:
Instead of a saw I used the router and I gluid divider templates on both sides of the wheel.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 09:56 PM

Now Jason, they’ve turned out great!
Well done!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 11:00 PM

That is neat… Nice basic jig as well… I should learn to KISS!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Jason1974

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 11:37 PM

Yeah, I try to keep it simple. Lol

-- Jason, Camden, NC -- MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE, THEN FORCE IT TO FIT.

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robscastle

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 07:44 AM

Considering the simplicty of it all, Yep thats a pass with a distinction!

I am still curious as to the background of the radio sets.

-- Regards Rob

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stefang

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 02:15 PM

Great work Jason! The treads look perfect. If you cut the outside discs for the wheels a little thicker you could give the side walls a slightly bowed shape to make them look more inflated instead of flat. Probably not an important point and definitely not meant as a criticism, just an idea. I love your model. it looks very authentic.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Julian

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 03:30 PM

Super job. Great looking jeep.
Go Navy.

-- Julian

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Redoak49

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#9 posted 11-12-2018 05:00 PM

GreatNess and wheels. Thanks for the excellent explanation about making wheels.

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htl

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#10 posted 11-12-2018 10:17 PM

Really nice job and love the jig simple and gets er done.
The fewer the parts the better the jig, less chance for deflection and twisting.
Excelsior

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htl

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#11 posted 11-16-2018 03:38 AM

I remember those trackless tires weren’t very good in the red clay where I was in VN.

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