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making a working tire dispaly. How to do it?


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Uwm51b
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Oct 2, 2010, 1:23 AM

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So i have a race tire mounted on a rim. It is going on the wall in the garage for decoration.
A total waste of time, but its a because I can project.

I want to get a motor and mount the wheel/tire in such a manner that I can put power to it
and make it so that it spins while it is hanging there. Not fast mind you. 10 to 15 rpm.

i am trying to think of a way to do this. I figure I will need a 5x5 hub assembly or something like that.
what kind of motor to use, that I can plug in to the wall for power. a standard 110 outlet.

any thoughts or suggestions would be great.

thanks


Sidom
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Oct 2, 2010, 6:39 PM

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I have a couple of ideas the only problem is the question of liability since I am a mod here......

If Tom G comes in here with the thumbs up on this I'll add my 2ยข.


(This post was edited by Sidom on Oct 2, 2010, 6:44 PM)


Uwm51b
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Oct 2, 2010, 6:54 PM

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The only idea i have come up with is to get a hub assembly for a chev or a toyota and cut it off just past the spline and attach some sort of gear system. As for a means to power it i am still at a loss....


Hammer Time
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Oct 2, 2010, 7:08 PM

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It would be a lot easier to just use a boat trailer axle and cut it off. You could run a shaft through the center to the dust cap to drive it on the bearing.



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Uwm51b
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Oct 2, 2010, 7:28 PM

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Thanks for that idea about the boat axle. What type of place would i go looming for a boat axle at? And any ideas for a type of motor to power it. Wanting one i can plug in to a wall outlet.


Hammer Time
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Oct 2, 2010, 7:34 PM

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You can buy trailer parts at any trailer supply place. I don't know where you are but here in South Florida they are everywhere. For the motor you should be able to find something at a crafts store, something with lower RPMs. Many Christmas displays use stuff like that. You can just use a rubber band type belt like a vacuum cleaner belt to drive it.



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Uwm51b
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Oct 2, 2010, 8:45 PM

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Thank you for the thoughts and ideas. Now to track down a used trailer axle here in portland.


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 7, 2010, 2:27 AM

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Bet you could get the whole thing for free. Call - email or whatever major tire folks and bet they would give you one of something close to what you want perhaps with a clock in it,

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