Assembly & Installation


Assembly. Attach each of the three shorter arms to the back side of the star shaped base plate using two 1.5 inch carriage bolts and nuts provided. Note that the 18 inch long arm with flanges should extend to the upper right using two one inch long carriage bolts for securing the flanges.
Installation. The tire changer is designed for mounting to dry wall over wooden 2X4s with standard 16 inch centers using ¼ inch diameter lag bolts and one inch spacers. It may be mounted over a 18 -24 inch square one inch thick plywood panel or other appropriate surfaces. Select a location that is well lit and not in a walkway.
Establish height by marking the wall at the height of the bottom-center of your rib cage (lower sternum). This sets the height of the pseudo axle at the center of the tire changer.
Mark the mounting location for the four outer holes in the one inch square tubing arms. Establish that the marks for the two left side tubing arm holes are vertically centered over the wooden 2X4 base. Purchase¼ inch diameter lag bolts or other bolts to suit your mounting surface. Length of bolts should be sufficient for 1 ½ inch anchor into the wall stud plus approximately ½ inch for dry wall plus one inch for plywood backing plus ¾ inch for spacer plus one inch for mounting arm. Thread lag bolts through the mounting arms and white backing spacers and drive bolts into wall studs. Drill pilot holes using a drill bit of a smaller diameter than the anchoring bolts. Tip: hold drill bit in front of the ¼ inch bolt while looking toward a well lit area and select a bit size that just allows you to see the bolt threads in relief.
Lock the pseudo axle in the vertical position (pointing up) using the 3/16 diameter by 1 1/2 inch ring pin to lock the pseudo axle in place. The pseudo axle must be kept in this position at all times when not in use to minimize the risk of eye injury or other injury to anyone who may come near the tire changer.
Attach the compression roller arm to the longest (18 inch) base mounting arm that faces up and to the right. When the tire changer is not in use the compression arm must run parallel to the wall to avoid eye injury or other injury to anyone who may come near the tire changer.