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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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I was thinking about making some weld on bead locks, because right now i have access to a computer controlled plasma cutter. i would buy some 1/4 and just cut out all the rings on there. i have 15" steel rims with 35's and was wondering if anybody has made some or bought some and wondering what they thought of them? and they will be the 32 bolt.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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must be a new concept because I have never seen it discussed before.....ever.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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must be a new concept because I have never seen it discussed before.....ever.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/beadlocks/index.html
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #4
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sarcasm dude. been done a million times, talked about here hundreds. oh, and make them 24 bolt.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #5
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Actually it would save you much hassle and time to just buy a set from greatlakes offroad. for the price he charges you will be money and flustration ahead. Use the machine for some other brackets and a winch mount and bumper parts or something.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #6
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sarcasm dude. been done a million times, talked about here hundreds. oh, and make them 24 bolt.
why 24? yea i was just wondering about better ideas to do to them and if there is anything i can do to inprove them?
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #7
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24 is more than enough, 18 would probably work too on a 15" rim. All the sets I made (including 17") used 24 bolts and never had one leak or fail.
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yea i have built a hole bumper and did most of sas from it. now its time for winch mount and beadlocks i was thinkin
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hmmm then i would probley do 24 cuz that is alot easyer.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #10
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start with a nice new tip and electrode. go real slow. if at any time you think its not cutting the holes right then stop and check everything. You dont want to get to the 22nd hole and have a tip blow out and waste a 16" square piece of steel. Also oversize the hole some or be prepared to drill out a few hundred holes by hand due to the coning you'll get cutting a .375 hole in .25 plate.
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alright thanks. what size bolts 3/8?
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usually yes, 3/8
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tab be the beadlock man, just get a set from him.
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got any six lug thats what i need lol
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I have 24 bolts on a 15" rim made by some guy in South Dakota. 24 bolts are more than enough. I've removed bolts trying to see when they will start to leak and I have to remove at least 5 before it will bleed out. Can you imagine what 32 bolts would look like on this?

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south dakota?
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Yeah, I would have no problem with 16 or 18 bolts, I have ~34, and its way too many, adds time and weight and cost. I removed 9 bolts before it started leaking.

You might find its just as easy to buy a set with steel costs what they are. Many of the guys that make them, or similar brackets, have some connection where they get correctly sized drops left over from some other job, so they are using the scraps, or are making other brackets from the cutouts.

You'll need a 4ft by 4 ft sheet of 1/4", that'd give you 9 rings, in case you mess one up.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 09:35 PM   #19
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ballistic 4x4, or copperhead fab has lock kits for like 30 bux a wheel. watch extreme 4x4, and thats what they used on the sammy.
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I boutght mine off EBAY for 200 bucks. That was 8 plates the rubber to go between the plates, and shipping. I work at a sheet metal shop with all the tooling to make them. When all was said and done I was time and money ahead by just buying them.
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