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SPARE TIRE CLAMP, Fabrication -- BD-136
On Feb 15, 2016, Bob Krzywicki in Northern Va,USA wrote:
"Now to find the specs for the hold down bracket so I can make one.
Well of course it's right over here: BD-135.
So Bob proceeded to fabricate one, like this:
Time to play around and make a replica tire clamp. Lets see what I can come up with. A generic replacement out of 18 gauge using Barneys dimensions.
Before I bend the other side I better get the bead in the bracket.
Use the shrinker. Now the stretcher to bend it the other way.
Improvise for bending the flat piece. Too hard to make it as one piece, but I don't think the tire cares, so I will cheat a little and use a sheet welded to the bracket. A generic replacement.
Still needs a little more work on the bottom end, and weld in a support plate, and round some edges. About 50 minutes of play time so far on it.
My first prototype is a tad bit different at the top end, and the bottom end is like the 1600 Coupe end.
On Feb 17, 2016, Bob K wrote:
"Lets see if I can make it truer to form/dimensions to include the rolled over heel and an enclosed top.
"One is going to Mike Dianna, the other two are up for grabs, so if you want to try a fun project that's already bent and formed and you have MIG welding capabilities, a 1/2 drill bit, and a flap disk or grinding wheel and you need one PM me".