Vehicle wheel rim straightener and method of use thereof

  • US 5,946,965 A
  • Filed: 02/05/1996
  • Issued: 09/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A device for straightening out a vehicle wheel rim, comprising:

  • a presser;

    opposing pressure members on opposite ends of said presser;

    a power device for powering said presser to move said opposing pressure members outwardly away from each other;

    a first semi-spherical contact member on a first of said pressure members;

    a second semi-spherical contact member on a second of said pressure members;

    said first and second semi-spherical contact members having outwardly facing spherical surfaces;

    wherein said first and second semi-spherical contact members are fittable within a vehicle wheel rim for straightening a bent portion of the rim;

    a securing device for securing said presser to a wheel rim, said securing device including a member that extends over said presser and a member that engages an opposite side of said wheel rim through a center hole in said wheel rim; and

    wherein the presser is a ram and the power device is a hydraulic pump.

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