Wheel brace support

Submitted: Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 16:22
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My mechanic tells me his father had a device called Wheel Easy or Ezy which provided support for a wheel brace. For example the rear dual wheel nuts of a Toyota Coaster require a brace that has the nut holding section about 3" long so that the natural tendency is for the brace to come off as the handle is levered. The support keeps the centre of the brace stable.
Have googled unsuccessfully. Anyone know of the device, what it is called and where one might pick one up?
Thanks.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 16:46

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 16:46
harryopal,

I picked up a device in the Narrelan toolbox called a nutcracker, it has a reduction gear to get truck nuts off 68/1 from memory & works great.

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 17:55

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 17:55
These things make it easy Tyre torq wrench
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Reply By: Brad (S.A.) - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:36

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:36
If you or someone you know is handy with a welder, you should be able to knock one up pretty easily... We have one at work for resting the torque wrench on when doing up wheel nuts on trucks
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Reply By: tojofixa - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:54

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:54
You could go to Supercheap & buy a screw type saftey stand, used for supporting a vehicle when you have it jacked up & want to work under the vehicle. I have used one of these & find it works great. I have also used a hydraulic jack to support the outer end of the wheel brace when undoing truck wheel nuts. That works well to although would be better with a small V shaped piece attached to the top of the jack for the to sit into.
Hope this helps. I have seen the one you have mentioned but cant remember what it was called or where it was advertised. You might try a truck parts & accessory retailer.
DS.
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Follow Up By: tojofixa - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:56

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 19:56
Should read, " for the wheel brace to sit into"
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Reply By: harryopal - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 08:31

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 08:31
Thanks for those tips. I will follow them up.
Safe driving.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:01

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:01
Hi Harry

Check out the 12V impact wrenches that are around. Articles on EO as well. Quite impressed with ours.

Phil
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