Turning spare rims into hose reels

Discussion in 'General' started by RichB, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    Was thinking of using a busted rim for a garden hose reel, has anybody made one before and got any tips to keep the ghetto factor down?
  2. Dits

    Dits Will shit in your fort.

    Hide it behind the sofa on the front porch.
  3. zertrider

    zertrider Waiting for snow. Or sun.

    Yeah, go to Lowes and buy a real one:Poke:

    If it is a car steel rim put on a plastic hubcap. Either way, paint it a colour that matches the trim on your house, whether it is a bike or aluminum car rim.
  4. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork


    Or just attach it to the chicken coop out back.
  5. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    Ha the kids are in luck it would be around the side.From what Ive seen hardware stores have mostly plasticky crap and the reuse/Diy part has some appeal.
  6. RubberChicken

    RubberChicken PimpMasterT

    Put it on top of the old washing machine next to the Impala on blocks. Should fit right in. Don't forget to put christmas lights on it come July.
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    I've got an old PM Chicane from a Team Hammer bike as my air hose reel in the basement, just put it on the wall with some drywall screws into studs around the lip and it's been good to go for more than 12 years.
  8. Chango

    Chango Something clever!

    Use a carbon fiber rim.
  9. deathwagon

    deathwagon Well-Known Member

    Make sure its a chrome rim attached to a chrome extended swingarm.

    I actually want to make an air hose real for my shop out of a front wheel attached to a set of forks that are bolted to the floor, upside down.
  10. OGs750

    OGs750 Well-Known Member

    I hear Durrani is making a magnesium hose reel. Coming soon.
  11. edge23

    edge23 Well-Known Member

    That's not ghetto I think its a pretty kickass idea really!

  12. kenessex

    kenessex unregistered user

    I use an old 16" Interceptor rim as an air hose real. I just mounted it to the compressor so I don't have to loop the hose around the handle. I just drilled a couple of holes in the shroud around the compressor and bolted into the disc mounting holes.
  13. Yoyo

    Yoyo Well-Known Member

    Use a brand new 16.5 Mag wheel (cast or forged)

    We a few few in the warehouse, if you can't locate any.
  14. cortezmachine

    cortezmachine Well-Known Member

    U could go ghetto fabulous and cut old tires with crowns on top and paint em :up:
  15. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator


    Best use currently for 16.5's I can think of. I'd buy a couple but Evelyne would shoot me :crackup:
  16. iomTT

    iomTT Well-Known Member

    I have a Chromed K^ GSXR 600 as my hose real mate
  17. Sheik Abdul ben Falafel

    Sheik Abdul ben Falafel Well-Known Member

    You have got to be the Ghettoest (I say is as a compliment) Kiwi ever! :D
  18. iomTT

    iomTT Well-Known Member

    I like sexual things in my garden to look at. As I cannot work due to back issues, I need as much around me to fill in a day as positively as I can.
  19. Sheik Abdul ben Falafel

    Sheik Abdul ben Falafel Well-Known Member

    Its the chrome part that i am referring to!
  20. iomTT

    iomTT Well-Known Member

    got that buddy

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