A single section radially and axially expandable tire building drum having solid cylindrical building surface support for stitching and the like for cylindrical form tire carcass building. Radial expansion is independent of axial adjustment of width. Radially expanded condition of the cylindrical building surface is positively supported. The drum is particularly suitable for building passenger car tires. The foregoing abstract is not to be taken as limiting the invention of this application, and in order to understand the full nature and extent of the tehcnical disclosure of this application, reference must be made to the accompanying drawing and the following detailed description.