Go from the inside out
I ended up going from the inside, using tire levers and screwdrivers. It took me 20 min, but I got it out by myself, unbroken.
The tire levers work really well and don't hack the paint on the frame.
Thanks again for your suggestions
Steve H. - KE0KNH
Colo Springs, CO
'78 FJ40, '89 FJ62, '98 4Runner