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@Kevin B , tbat is exactly what I did! After squirting a good amount of foam inside the tire, I duct taped a piece of celophane over the hole to keep it from expanding out of the tire too much. Let it sit overnight.

Then on Wed morning, I took off the tape and leveled the foam to flush with the tire. The foam has a 'cell like' texture to it, so I applied some wood filler to smooth it out a bit. Just before I left for work at 3pm, I sprayed some Flex Seal over the tire. It all blended in nicely!

I don't have photos of the process, I was moving fast as I left right from work to our camp on Big Bear Lake in NW Wisconsin. The 10 of use who share a lake lot put a new aluminum roll-in dock in; replacing our heavy, treated 2 x 4 and steel poles dock we have had for 23 yrs. Full day on Thursday!



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It took some standing around in Home Depot today, but as soon as I saw these 2" spring clamps on sale for .99 a piece I knew how I was going to do it!

My pry bar had the right leverage and good surface area. I soaked the tire in piping hot water for 15 minutes to softenit a bit. Got the first 5" of tire seated by hand, put on a clamp, worked the bar another couple inches, added clamp 2, back to the other aide of my starting point,pry 3 inches, put I n clamp 3,etc until I seated the last section anf had all 5 clamps in place.

The right leg of the fork is bent out, see photo for evidence. I'll take the front wheel out and straighten it Monday. Original rubber pedals ( my biggest parts expense at $23 incl shipping) for a '50s trike coming tomorrow from off the 'bay. And tben she'll be ready for delivery.

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It took some standing around in Home Depot today, but as soon as I saw these 2" spring clamps on sale for .99 a piece I knew how I was going to do it!

My pry bar had the right leverage and good surface area. I soaked the tire in piping hot water for 15 minutes to softenit a bit. Got the first 5" of tire seated by hand, put on a clamp, worked the bar another couple inches, added clamp 2, back to the other aide of my starting point,pry 3 inches, put I n clamp 3,etc until I seated the last section anf had all 5 clamps in place.

The right leg of the fork is bent out, see photo for evidence. I'll take the front wheel out and straighten it Monday. Original rubber pedals ( my biggest parts expense at $23 incl shipping) for a '50s trike coming tomorrow from off the 'bay. And tben she'll be ready for delivery.

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Great idea👍
 

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I bet you are "TIRED" after all that prying and clamping. :D
Looks great!
 

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Have fun drinking root beer floats and checking out the hot rods!
 

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