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Old 08-02-2019, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Anyone else use rims for blocks?

I've been using rims for blocks for years, nice and stable, don't have to worry about a vehicle rolling off of them, they give more room than axle stands when working under a vehicle. Sometimes I double stack them for more height, a 15" on the bottom and a 14" on top, they nest together very well. Very stable.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:45 AM   #2
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Looks like a good idea. Do you use them for long-term storage? Do the rim edges affect the tires?
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:00 PM   #3
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That's some old school stuff, junkyards are famous for their use
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:24 PM   #4
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That's some old school stuff, junkyards are famous for their use
Yep, most yards use them, but I can't understand why French Lake removes the wheels and sets the cars directly on the ground, making the bottom parts all but impossible to remove, as well as rusting out all the lower parts on the antique cars.
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I think the way Katy uses them with a 14" rim set inside a 15" rim is a lot safer than the junkyard method of putting one upright inside another. With Katy's method they are not likely to shift or move but the junkyard method could tip to the side.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:30 AM   #6
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Do you use them for long-term storage?
No.

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Do the rim edges affect the tires?
No.

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the junkyard method of putting one upright inside another
I've seen them like that welded together.

FWIW, I store them in one stack,15", 14", 15", 14", etc.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:32 AM   #7
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We use a 55 gal. drum to hold 'er up.

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