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    I bought an old car to fixup as a project with my boys.
    The car is stored in a garage and all tires are flat and cracked.
    I must get some wheels on this car to get it out of the garage and onto a trailer.
    Will it work to take the wheels off and have tubes installed in the old tires?
    New tires will cost me R2000 for 4 but the car will stand at our house while I sort out the engine and I don't want to buy new tires now, I just want to get the car on and off a trailer.
    Any other suggestions?
    (The PCD on the rims is 98mm thus borrowing other wheels is not that easy.)
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    tubes might work but why not drop around to the tyre places and see what is on the dump pile?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neoT View Post
    I bought an old car to fixup as a project with my boys.
    The car is stored in a garage and all tires are flat and cracked.
    I must get some wheels on this car to get it out of the garage and onto a trailer.
    Will it work to take the wheels off and have tubes installed in the old tires?
    New tires will cost me R2000 for 4 but the car will stand at our house while I sort out the engine and I don't want to buy new tires now, I just want to get the car on and off a trailer.
    Any other suggestions?
    (The PCD on the rims is 98mm thus borrowing other wheels is not that easy.)
    A lot of older cars have tubes. As long as you inflate them to very low pressures, It should work.

    Have you tried to inflate the wheels as is? I have managed to do that with an old Escort that I had to move a very short distance onto a trailer. The wheels where flat agaim after a couple of hours, but it was enough time to move it...

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    Did not think about this, thx.
    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    tubes might work but why not drop around to the tyre places and see what is on the dump pile?
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    Have not tried it but thought about it. Problem is the car is 100km trip from me, need a backup plan if inflating the tires doesnt work, with price of diesel and trailer rental I don't want to have to go back.
    Maybe I'l ask my FIL to go inflate one and see, he stays close by where the car is, thx.
    Quote Originally Posted by SAND View Post
    A lot of older cars have tubes. As long as you inflate them to very low pressures, It should work.

    Have you tried to inflate the wheels as is? I have managed to do that with an old Escort that I had to move a very short distance onto a trailer. The wheels where flat agaim after a couple of hours, but it was enough time to move it...
    Neil

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    Howzit, great idea to do project with your sons. I am curious. What car is it that you found? Shout if you need a hand.
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