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My first  planned outing in a Franklin this season and had  to take a tire⁹ apart . I've got 700/19  tires on the truck and I hate them. They are too big for the rims. I had to clamp the tire down to get the ring on working alone. I'm ordering a new set of Deman 650/ 19s this week. Other that the tire problem all went well. 

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Awesome looking Franklin Truck!  I can just imagine the jaws dropping when you pull into a Home Depot or Lowe's garden center and start loading up a 1/2 doz. bags of mulch and drive off.    

 Bwa ha ha!

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Beautiful truck, Mike.

 

I'm more impressed with your technique to remove/install the snap rings. What size vise-grip clamps are those? Does it make a big difference?

 

I've tried using c-clamps but found they were miserable to work with. Ended up using nothing.

 

If your technique really works, then it would be worth the investment. Vise-grips are not cheap.

 

P.S. I've got 10 wheels to do - four on my '21 9B and six on my '29 135. 

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12 hours ago, RansomEli said:

Beautiful truck, Mike.

 

I'm more impressed with your technique to remove/install the snap rings. What size vise-grip clamps are those? Does it make a big difference?

 

I've tried using c-clamps but found they were miserable to work with. Ended up using nothing.

 

If your technique really works, then it would be worth the investment. Vise-grips are not cheap.

 

P.S. I've got 10 wheels to do - four on my '21 9B and six on my '29 135. 

I bought a case of these deep voice grips. They work great  on these oversize 700 19 tires. I'll look and measure them up or see if they have a model #. 

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