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Buggy Wheel Repairs | Setting Buggy Tires | Engels Coach Shop

Buggy Wheel Repairs | Setting Buggy Tires | Engels Coach Shop

Well once again I want to welcome you
back as I continue to work through this backlog of wheels I’ve got to catch
up on. Last week most of you noticed that I uploaded two videos last Friday and
the reason was they were kind of related, both having to do with putting on hard
rubber tires, but the two different sets of wheels had some different
personalities about them so I decided to split them up and kind of keep them
individualistic for future reference. Well this week I have kind of the same
type of deal. I’m going to upload two videos. I’m doing somewhat the same thing on both of these. They have steel tires and I’m going to tighten them up but,
both sets the wheels have a little different personality about them and a
couple different things kind of show up, so I’m going to leave them as two
distinct different videos for future reference. So the first set of wheels
that we’re going to get into in this video has to do with some damage in the
felloes that we’re going to do some repairs on. And then we’re going to set
the tires again and tighten these loose wheels up. Now these wheels are a
modified sarven, the outside flange is in two pieces, but the basic principle is
the same as a sarvenn style hub that you seen you work on before. Now there’s some pretty obvious spaces
between the spokes shoulders and the felloes, but these we can take and
tighten up with a little wedge into the tenon, but the biggest problem with this
wheel is a felloe that is splitting where the tenon of the spoke comes
through. Now this is a real common problem and if you’ve watched me put rim
rivets in, this is what it is supposed to alleviate. Well this wheel has given away
and I think I can pull it back together, I’m going to put a couple of rim rivets
in there and see if I can’t suck this together. But I noticed there’s some
filler on the inside curve and I’ve got to try to work that out so I can get
this compressed back together, Well as it turns out, somebody’s put some
auto body filler in this split trying to disguise the crack, but really didn’t get
it repaired, so now I’ve got to kind of got it cleaned out, I think we can draw it
together and make a little better repair and salvage this felloe. Well, this is just one style of repair that
we run into fairly commonly, where this tenon goes through the felloe it
basically cuts the fellow in half and it can kind of cause these bulges to where
they finally give away, but I think we’ll have a good pair of wheels here. Once again, thanks for watching! you

94 comments on “Buggy Wheel Repairs | Setting Buggy Tires | Engels Coach Shop

  1. Once again, thanks for letting us watch your work. Never have I thought about fast-forwarding one of your video's. I could miss something of interest.

  2. Hi there, it looks like these wheels are painted somehow. Is this a good Idea? It prevents the wood from "breathing"… doesn't it? Sorry I do not have a clue… but I thought tat "oiling ´" wood or using some kind of "natural stuff like linseed oil and honey is the best protection????

  3. If you have old Makita batteries laying around check out ( They can rebuild you batteries at a considerable saving over buying new ones. I use 18 volt DeWalt tools and I can actually rebuild my own batteries with kits that they sell.

  4. Nice one. You likely know that some 12 point sockets will fit those square nuts and save you some time by using the 1/4 impact driver.

  5. Hello Sir
    I like to thank you for sharing your work with us
    Your skills are beautifull and it remains me to my grandfather as i say .
    Thank you very much
    Good bless you
    Yours Frank

  6. Hi Dave hope you enjoyed the video I sent to you from Ireland just a quick question about the repair would wooden dowels not have done on the fellow repair as they would expand and contract with the wheel ?

  7. Did you weld up the old holes for the bolts that held the tire to the rim? I was looking for the spots but I'm not sure I was seeing them.

    Also, last week when I saw the second video I assumed it was a re-upload of the first video. I'm glad I checked and was pleased to see that it was a different video. And another bonus this week!

  8. When heating the iron rims to expand them, do you heat them to a specific degree or, based on experience just long enough to know they have expanded? Also, when tighten up a wheel is it possible to reuse the iron rim by trimming out a fraction and rewelding?

  9. I've watched so many of your vids and I've seen you put the steel tire on there multiple times, but I was curious, is the heat you apply to it not hot enough so that when you "quench" it with water, it doesn't harden? I've just never seen you normalize it after this process.

  10. Disliked? The only thing in this video is a man with incredible talents plying his skills in a job that he loves – what is to dislike? Only a scrooge with uncontrollable self-loathing would find something to complain about in this clip.

  11. Can anyone tell me the name of the fastener being used at 13:20 ? I would love to have a link to a supply of these "tire bolts". My searching has let me down, By the way, thanks for taking the time to film and share. I like watching a skilled craftsman at their craft.

  12. Did I see a hammer wedge come out of that fello with the bondo? Seems kind of picky but I wonder if those soft rivets could be blackened with some burnt oil and heat? I know it is probably just easier to paint them to keep them from rusting.

  13. Nice repair, always teaching us something. Are the opening and closing shots near Joliet? That looks like a scene out of a Hollywood western, open land as far as the eye can see. Is it open range? Private or public owned? Never been to Montana and unfortunately never likely to, so I'm not familiar with how it looks in the different seasons. It's breathtaking though – whatever must the first settlers have thought when they saw it?

  14. Repairing a split/joint in old wood is more about getting it clean more than anything else so glue can have a surface to bond too and having the patience to let it set often up to 24 hrs for maximum strength. Paint as well as other debris or damage is like trying to weld heavily rusted metal together because it acts like a barrier/containment and it will often fail if stressed. One of the biggest challenges in repairing wood is if it's lost to must moisture because it was in an extremely dry environment and most kiln or air dried lumber still has around 8% moisture content when used. Indeed wood can change seasonally and most musicians will tell you the instruments made with it can sound different which is why they'll carry it instead letting it travel in a shipping container with other luggage. Kudos on taking the time to repair the split instead of just filling/sanding it flat that would of been the first impulse of a novice, do you recommend waterproof or just standard wood glue for a wheel repair and have your tried any Polyurethane Glue/Epoxy instead? 🛠

  15. Funny how the penny drops sometimes.
    You shrink the undersize steel rim on.
    Then with all the road work, ie, hammering, planishing, the steel would be stretched, veeery slowly.
    Just never "thunked" about it before.

  16. Very nice repair. I thought you would have to replace that split fellow but you showed the way to repair it. Thank you for sharing.

  17. I see you're sneaking up on 100k subs. Who'd a thunk it? Your quality of both content and production is consistent. Nice work, Dave.

  18. Have you ever tried for such a repair project, or for other times where you normally would use the usual wood glue(s)? And if so, why not use it for this Felloe repair? I use it to repair my pipe stems, which always eventually come unglued to the bowl, and it is the only thing that has ever worked successfully, and permanently, for That chore!

  19. I am curious: What happened to the original holes in the tire iron(s)? I did not see you weld them closed, or align them up with the holes in the Felloes. (mystified)

  20. How much +/- can you tolerate in diameter between a pair of wheels (i.e. Pair of fronts or backs) and still have a matching pair?
    Some of those buggies must be like my 200 year broom, it's had 50 new heads and 20 new handles and is still going strong!

  21. I really enjoy watching …your camera work is awesome. Thanks so much for showing us about this trade…Truly amazing….Thanks again

  22. The company I work at does repair work on industrial machinery. It is knowledge and art form at the same time. I tip my hat to your knowledge and skill which is fine indeed.

  23. The old wagons from my grandmother's side of the family are out in the barn, maybe they will be restored someday. There is a box bed, that has a rotted wheel fellow, and somebody had place sickle mower sections in between the fellows as shims to tighten up the wheels. A buggy is in parts and we have seven wheels for it. A spring wagon that is pretty good too. A bastard cousin let them sit in the weather because he was in control and jealous, so they are not beautiful. A primitive sleigh that we put a coat of clear lacquer over the red and green original paint sits in the parlor of our home. We don't have horses to pull this fleet, but just want to preserve the heritage in the family. I love this channel and this shop, would like to visit someday just to get a feel of the magic, but Indiana is a long way from Montana. Thank you so very much for keeping the good ole days alive!

  24. Another outstanding video, Thank you for taking the time to show and explain what you do to create and repair wheels.

  25. With those extra rivets, a static balance would be in order, I'm laughing. Imagine a buggy wheel out of balance, eliminate the whopitywhop factor…🤣😅😎…good job Dave, as usual…btw, I grew up Southern Baptist and never once imagined applying scripture to your craft!

  26. Thank you for another video full of enjoyable technical details. I enjoy every video, just to see that craftsmanship still does exist. Keep it up!

  27. I noticed you reused the metal part of the wheel and after resizing and installing you had to drill holes for the rivets. What happens to the old holes? It seems like they would allow water and junk to reach the fellows. Does it matter?
    Having driven wagons 2 and 4 in hand all this really fascinates me. The wheels for my wagons were made in Montana but I don’t know where. The man that made the wagons is gone.
    Thanks for your work and explanation of the details.

  28. Good ole Tite Bond to the rescue again…
    Great job Dave, and once again nice camera treatment as well. Thanks for sharing.


  30. Hardly a repair…! That was real satisfying watching such ambition to go through all the work to do it right!!! Thx fer filmn' it all!!

  31. What type of glue is that that you use?
    It's obviously a single part adhesive.
    My tendency is to use a high strength epoxy.
    Edit: I saw that another commenter has Identified it as Titebond . I haven't seen the brand in my country (New Zealand) but I see it is distributed by a company across the road from where I buy chemicals and solvents.
    It's a small world.

  32. Not long ago I read a comment from one of your viewers that pretty much said, "….hit the thumbs up before watching, …it's going to be good!" I could not agree more! I found your channel a couple days ago while sitting at home while West Texas was covered in snow and ice. Excellent content and very enjoyable. I have watched most of the Borax wagon videos and will be watching other play lists as well. Great alternative to television! Thank you for taking the time to share your skills with us! 🤠👍

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