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Offline hunter399

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Fixing tire chains
« on: November 29, 2022, 11:29:11 AM »
Well already fixed them.
The story bought these at a yard sale 5 bucks a set.
Well got these suckers on the truck yesterday,just to see if they fit in my driveway.
SOB was like like 5 in short and a crossover too short.
I bought two sets the other set is too small for any of my trucks.
So I added a bit to the one set,got like two crossover that are cleated. And the link I circled is the connected link that I welded together.
Think they will hold?
Or I am I screwed?

Tired of not having chains for this truck and was almost positive they would fit at the yard sale.
Can't afford new ones.
The set I stole from looks like it would fit an ATV tire now.

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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2022, 11:41:35 AM »
I've modified several sets over the years.

Those should work fine.
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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2022, 11:43:03 AM »
The new crossovers are too short, I could see them slipping off, and I don't like your tag end bungied like that

I think the weld will hold

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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2022, 11:46:48 AM »
Got a lot of snow coming our way, you might be just in time  :tup:

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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2022, 11:53:46 AM »
The new crossovers are too short, I could see them slipping off, and I don't like your tag end bungied like that

I think the weld will hold
I was thinking they are a hair short.
Maybe I'll just buy a few crossovers.
Should I just ziptie ends ,paracord them back. Or what.
Ya I'm gonna mess with them in the driveway and such with the big storm coming.
Test them around the house a bit.
I also got to pin back my mudflap I think too.
I'm just leaving them on the truck for the storm and I'll move the truck around in two wheel in deep snow.

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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2022, 12:05:42 PM »
Put the tag end in the hook first, the very last link, then hook it further up the chain rail to get it tight.  Then your tag end is captive and not banging your fenders when the bungie lets go.

With that long of a tag end you might wanna hook it twice, so the loop is smaller  :tup:   

I put a crude pic up to help illustrate  :chuckle:
« Last Edit: November 29, 2022, 12:11:43 PM by KFhunter »

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Re: Fixing tire chains
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2022, 05:35:18 PM »
I threw a chain off the front left tire on the tractor a couple weeks ago.  Mushed a couple of the side connectors flat.

North 40 sells the side links for about a buck fifty.  They also have cross link sections.
https://north40.com/peerless-quik-grip-standard-v-bar-replacement-cross-chain



After fighting links with a press, vice, crowbar and hammer in the past, i saw this tool and decided to try it out.  Felt kinda shoddy and poorly made but wow!  Game changer for spreading and pressing links together!

https://north40.com/peerless-light-truck-tire-chain-repair-plier
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