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  1. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . Yes sir! That's it for sure. It is amazing those skirts and smoother sides make up a lot of money in fuel savings over time. Like you said, a tiny bit better fuel efficiency might buy a new round of filters and oil. Every little bit helps! I like those stone covers. It is amazing too what...
  2. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . Interesting comment about the CTIS wheel covers. I saw a brand new tractor pulling a brand new trailer in front of our building. I could see the CTIS fitting but everything else almost looked like a hubcap. The "look" was almost like they were trying to make the truck and trailer more...
  3. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . There is a definite difference in the quality of the Harbor Freight sawzall blades and some other brands. A good example is the Diablo or Milwaukee or DeWalt blades. They will make your saw run circles (literally) around the HF brand. It will be like you bought a newer, bigger, and better...
  4. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . @HDN , I have to agree with ToddJK 's thoughts. I have been reading along too and learning as you have done the work. I haven't been nearly as tired as you hustling tires and doing the manual labor, but one day soon I will need that learning. You have done a heck of a write-up and I...
  5. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . Wow. That is a big difference - that you wouldn't normally see - without both tires side by side. 50% more work to be done.
  6. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . Agreed! And now you have that experience. Makes it worth more when you carry a rim to the tire shop too!
  7. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . It really IS amazing to watch somebody with a tire hammer (duckbill as you mentioned) and a bottle of soapy water. Back in the days of old, our tire guy could hit a tire maybe three times to break it off the bead. Then flip it over and do it again... Experience can't be bought. It has...
  8. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . HDN , It really is odd how things work. The book doesn't have that "how much thread is showing" value in the there anywhere. A lot of how we all do things and the things we do are based on past experience. Sometimes that experience can sure make you tired. Sometimes more in the head...
  9. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . There is value to not dying on the job! It has been too hot an miserable around here to walk out across the parking lot. Hustling tires and rims in this heat is almost crazy. Maybe your "Honey Don't" is looking out for your best interest. Hopefully the place you got the tires from will...
  10. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . The only one I have taken apart had one broken stud. Had to hit it pretty hard to knock it out to replace... Looks nice! The detergent sprayer is nice. I don't have one of those, so I end with another weed sprayer that is marked for degreaser / dawn. More than likely you used a lot less...
  11. Mullaney

    M35A3 Rim Restoration and Tire Swap Project (Picture-Heavy)

    . I like the socket adjustment to make it fit the air pipe nut better! That sort of thing used to drive me crazy - until I started going to yard sales and buying up old boxes of tools. Found out that I didn't feel as guilty if I needed to hack up a socket or a wrench and weld or grind on it...
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