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Project: DuckHead Arm #5264402 11/11/19 05:29 PM
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There's a mod for the Harbor Freight tire changer that I've wanted to make for a while. I had the day off today and fiddled a little this afternoon. The link is a commercial unit sold on eBay for about $349.
Pretty steep price if you ask me. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultimate-Manual-Tire-Changer-XL-Modified-Upgrade-Attachment-Duckhead-Mount-Kit/293119882846?hash=item443f4e765e:g:uEIAAOSwMytdwLbF

I picked-up that duck head and a bag of replacement nylon scuff pads on eBay for under $30. It's pretty solid.

Anyhow, I've changed a few sets of tires with the harbor-freight changer and figured this would be nice mod and fun project. I'll update the pics as it comes along.







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Re: Project: DuckHead Arm [Re: RayCJ] #5264406 11/11/19 05:31 PM
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The bottom pic is what it basically looks like...

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Re: Project: DuckHead Arm [Re: RayCJ] #5264442 11/11/19 06:04 PM
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Nice!

Good choice on the metal duckhead, too, btw. The 100% nylon duckheads are nice, but they're bulky. A metal one with nylon inserts is the way to go, IMO, as they're much smaller. Comes in handy when doing low profile tires for sure.

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Originally Posted by cpayne5
Nice!

Good choice on the metal duckhead, too, btw. The 100% nylon duckheads are nice, but they're bulky. A metal one with nylon inserts is the way to go, IMO, as they're much smaller. Comes in handy when doing low profile tires for sure.


The metal ones seemed like a better choice at the grand price of $23 with the vinyl ones costing just a few dollars less. A snug and stubborn tire on a cold day seems like it would push vinyl to the limit.

Re: Project: DuckHead Arm [Re: RayCJ] #5269943 11/17/19 01:08 PM
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Aside from a coat of paint, all done!

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