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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) EstebanLoco is offline
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      Started: 08-25-07 Build Revisions: Never  
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      I went to the craft store today thinking I could get some foam rubber to stuff into the Firestone bigs and littles so they would fit the rims properly. Unfortunately, Michael's doesn't sell foam rubber. On the way out I saw these little foam rubber Jack-O-Lanterns that appeared to be the perfect shape and size. They were fifty cents each so I bought four.

      They could not have worked better. While regular foam would work as well, I feel the shape works better because it applies a little outward pressure which really fills the tires nicely. They actually stand up on their own.

      1. The Great Pumpin before surgery

      2. Shown next to Firestone tire

      3. Cut pumpkin center out

      4. Then cut a small piece out (smaller for littles)

      5. Stuff into tire

      6. All stuffed in

      7. Now with wheel inserted

      8. Pass and review

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  1. robjos32's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Aug 2005
    Stevie, what a simple yet effective idea for the tyres. I am thinking of using the firestones on my next build, which I will hopefully start after the september rush has calmed down, such is the world of education.
    Last edited by robjos32; 09-04-07 at 06:32 PM.
    You can have any color you want, as long as it's black. Henry Ford

  2. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Sep 2005
    The tires look perfect. They look full like they should. We laud the Great Pumpkin for it's sacrifice to the hobby. Great tip Steve.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)

  3. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Sep 2005
    Love it.....better hurry to the craft store guys, the pumpkins are seasonal items.
    Stevie is one of those guys that can look at common everyday things and see what's hiding inside.
    Grandpa McGurk.....Steppin' Large and Livin' easy.

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