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Front tire falling off 1/16


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:13 am    Post subject: Front tire falling off 1/16 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Front tire keeps popping off a 1/16 tractor. This is one my 6 year old plays with. It seems like it catches when you put it on but it doesn't take long to come back off. Any ideas how to keep it on? Maybe see if I can squeeze the rim with needle nose and pinch the little ring?


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: Front tire falling off 1/16 Reply to specific post Reply with quote


sorry for the huge picture, this forum won't let me edit it now.

here's a easier to see picture.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/N9Ze7U0.jpg?1[/img]
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Front tire falling off 1/16 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Since this is a "played with" "tractor", I would have already drilled and tapped a small hole in the end of the spindle and retained the wheel with a screw and washer.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: Front tire falling off 1/16 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A screw would work but be careful that cheap pot
metal is easy to break
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Front tire falling off 1/16 Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The problem is it has diecast metal rims. Hours of carpet farming makes the hole in the rim larger till it slides off the spindle. The plastic rim toys don't have as much trouble with this problem. I have fixed several by drilling and taping a hole for 4-40 screw and a backing plate washer for an 1/8 "pop rivet". They spindle is not pot metal. They are aluminum. I've never broke one yet.
 
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