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wildo 11-27-2012 11:20 PM

DIY Agility Breakaway Tire
 
I decided to turn my normal tire into a breakaway tire. Tonight I was able to make the internal armature which will hold each half of the tire in a semi-circle shape. I used 1" EMT conduit and made a jig to bend the curve.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7909.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7907.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7905.jpg

This armature is made to be a 28" diameter on center. That would make it sit in the center of a 4" drainage pipe shaped to a 24" inner diameter. That's all for tonight. I still have some training to do.

wildo 12-04-2012 10:28 PM

More progress. I glued wood circles onto the armature in order to keep the drainage pipe in place. The masking tape is just holding the wood in place while the adhesive dried.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7933.jpg

Then I put the pipe over the armature. Looking good so far!
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7936.jpg

The magnets are in the mail, and I purchased the colored duct tape tonight (though I think I'm going to try to locate heat shrink tubing).

wildo 12-07-2012 10:18 AM

Both armatures are now complete:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y%20Tire/2.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y%20Tire/3.jpg

And the magnets arrived! They are 1" square and 1/2" deep. They have a magnet to magnet pull of 49.48 pounds.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y%20Tire/1.jpg

I embedded the magnets in the end plates on the armature:
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...y%20Tire/4.jpg

wildo 12-10-2012 11:38 PM

More progress. Got the magnets in both ends now...
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7981.jpg

Here's a little explanation of what I have going.

wildo 12-11-2012 01:37 AM

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7983.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7985.jpg

wildo 12-12-2012 12:53 AM

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7987.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7989.jpg

Just have to add side straps
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...e/IMG_7990.jpg

wildo 12-12-2012 12:57 PM


GatorDog 12-12-2012 02:14 PM

That is so cool! I wish I was capable of building things lol.


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wildo 12-13-2012 04:13 PM

Thanks GatorDog. It was a fun project!


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