How-to .. Ripple Style Full Wheel Covers
Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:34 PM
The Buick Nailhead was a bonus..what I needed was the
air cleaner cover. I had second air cleaner in my stash.
First I cut off the snorkels and then used the Dremel to
reduce the sides of the air cleaner..after that I used
sanding sticks to reduce the back and sides.
Need to add a small bullet to the center to give it
a finished look. If done correctly a Kustom only needs the
front wheels showing anyway..
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:34 PM
Yeah I wish an aftermarket company would put out these ripple wheel covers... I know I'd use them on a bunch of different builds.
Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland has them in resin. Would need to be plated. I have a set of the Jada units, very nice, but a tad bit large. They look great on the Chezoom, or a pickup, but on something like a 49 Ford or Merc, they're too large.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:11 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:01 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:12 PM
Great tip James! One question: would it be possible to only cut the snorkels off and just put the entire air cleaner inside the tire or would it be too small?
Dunno Rog...I suppose you could..
I just like trashing styrene with my Dremel..hahaha
Thanks again Y'all