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Old 05-27-2018, 01:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My guess on cutting up a tire would be to use safety glasses, leather gloves and a sawzall with a sharp blade...

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Old 05-27-2018, 01:13 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I had to drive around for a while with foil tape all over my old lawn edging chin spoiler because some a-hole could not parallel park.

Conveyor belt material is expensive, but you do it once and never have to mess with it again.

What sort of tools do you use to safely cut up an old tire with?

Power tools?

Hand, ear and eye protection?

If I ever do this I want to do it right and not end up in the hospital.
If safety is a goal, think low speed. Electric shears would be my first choise.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:58 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just A Car Guy: a couple innovative things I came across at El Mirage today

I doubt you could flatten a tire sufficiently for a side skirt. Stretched across the front bumper as an overlaid airdam/bully bar might work.

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