I needed something to drag so today I set about making a tire sled. I took some pics along the way so you can make one too. Enjoy!
Needed Parts and Tools
- 1 Tire (about a 20" diameter)
- 1 Utility knife
- 1 Screw driver
- 1 Large eye bolt, nut, and washer
- 1 rope or some sort of attachment to drag with
Step 1, GET A TIRE
I drove a few blocks and walked into a discount tire. The staff were friendly and happy to give me an old tire they were gonna have to dispose of anyway. Just make sure you get a tire with a diameter of about 20-21 inches. This will ensure weight plates fit into the tire well once its finished.
Step 2, CUT THE SIDE
This is very easy. The utility knife goes right through the sidewall of the tire, no problem. Be careful not to cut yourself.
Step 3, PUNCH A HOLE
I used the utility knife to first slice a hole in the side of the tire. Then I used the screw driver to punch a hole through. The hole needed to be larger so I spent a good 5 minutes or so working the screw driver around to make the hole big enough to start threading the I bolt between the steel belts. If you have access to a drill that will work more easily.
Step 4, SCREW IT IN
With a good deal of force press the eye bolt into small hole you started and begin twisting. If the hole is large enough it will begin threading itself between the steel belts in the tire.
Step 5, THREAD THE NUT
Place a large washer over the bolt and then thread the nut on tightly.
Step 6, ATTACH A ROPE
I haven't done this yet, but will likely just use my blast straps.
Step 7, GO DRAG A TIRE!
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