Submitted by Brad Widener
While I wait for my carriage bolts to come for studding my tires I decided to
beef up the outside edges of my rims.
Thought you would like to see the process on how I did it.
1st take a piece of ½” solid rod or rebar and form it into a circle.
As you can see I used a C-clamp to hold the rod on the bead surface of the rim
to form the solid rod into a circle.
Next turn the rim on its side and hand bend the majority of the rod into a
Next flip the rim back over and C-clamp the rod around the rim to complete the
The rod was not a perfect circle so I used C-clamps and Vice-Grips to get it to
form around the rim.
I cut the rod a little short by accident, but nothing a welder can’t fix.
Next I welded the rod every 6” inside and out
The finished project. Hopefully this will help protect my rims edges when the