About Me

I started fabricating things out of metal when I was very young. My dad raced stock cars and swamp buggies and I got my start welding at age 13 while learning about motors and racing. By 13 I was also racing stock cars. Over the years I built and raced stock cars, swamp buggies and mud boggers. I have made many things for myself and others such as utility trailers, bridges, and sculptures. I worked as a welder for only 1 year of my career making car hauler trailers. For most of my career I was a plasterer in Florida. After moving to upstate NY I worked in a variety of jobs in the construction field. I have only started exploring the artistic side of metal fabrication during the past five years. We started the metal business in 2006 to take my career in a different direction. It will take a while, but my plan is to fill this blog with pictures of many of the things I have built over the years. I hope you enjoy seeing some of my unique creations. My wife is actually writing this blog for me but she is presenting it from my standpoint with the information I give her. I am more skilled with a welder than a computer.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Modified Rims for Homemade Utility Vehicle

I had to modify the front and the back rims for my homemade utility vehicle. For the front tires I needed to have a wider rim.  I cut the center out of the narrow stock front rims and put them into another set of wider rims that I had.  (Photo 1 and 2).  For the back, I had to put more of an offset onto the existing rims. I used pieces from the original front rims to add this offset on the back rims.  I added 4 inches to each side. (Photo 3 and 4).  The original distance between the back the back tires is shown in the 5th photo.  The new width its shown in the 6th photo.

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