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#1 ratnasty

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:44 PM

Hello everyone I just got my new wheels ....aluminum Fentons from Jim at Micro Nitro and they are freaking awesome . Here are some pics check them out.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:13 PM

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What is the link and price? Jody

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:43 PM

;) :D :D :D :D :D :D

Great looking wheels!

I have seen some on ebay, are these the same vendor?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:20 PM

What is the link and price? Jody


http://www.micronitr..._nitro home.htm

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:23 PM

Thank you! I keep seeing these aluminum wheels and sure do love them! But still way out of my legue! Someday hopefully I can afford a lather! For now, I will settle with doing my resin copies and painting them aluminum etc. Drats! LOL. Jody

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 06:06 PM

Wow, Beautiful wheels! Do the wheels come with lug nuts and front center caps? The 2 best aftermarket wheels I ever loved, Ansen's ( similar to Fenton's) and Cragar SS! I wonder how good machined aluminum Cragar SS wheels look in 1/25th scale? or could it be ever done? Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:46 PM

Hi Jeff they do come with center caps for the front but no lugnuts, it would be almost impossible to cnc them I think.

thanks Chuck

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:20 PM

One would also have to mill them! That would cost far more I am sure then it would cost to buy either resin or PE nuts and bolts! I got a set from detail master through scale detail, and waiting on some resin ones from Mas resins once I get my order. Thanks. Jody

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:30 PM

Thanks Chuck and Jody! I had notice no lug nuts and was trying to figure out what do you use for that and plus, just had to check that beautiful pic of the Fenton's again! Its almost like a model kit itself! <_<

I'am always on the hunt for resin Cragar SS and Fenton/Ansen wheels and had no idea that someone actually machined Fentons! I understand the high price cause of the effort needed to do it.
To me, its the wheels that make or break a model car/truck besides just the paint and how well its done. After 40+ years of building models, those kit wheels are just not cutting it anymore. Always have to sand them on the outside edges which messes up the chrome. I love those ARll slotted rims but are hard to find now.
Thaks!
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:36 AM

Thanks for all the nice words about my wheels. If I could find very small hex stock making the lug nuts would not be a problem. I have been trying to find small hex stock for a few years with out any luck. Rb motion makes some nice lug nuts and other bolts and fittings.

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 05:47 AM

I just want to see how they look on mussel cars! :lol: :P

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:13 AM

Beautiful wheels!

I suggest using RB motion lugnuts, his new website has paypal now so its easier than ever to order from him.

Another alternative is using nuts from grandtline or tichytrain group.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:57 AM

ya that is pricey but i think its no to bad i mean if u done great work on ur kit why not top it off??

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:48 AM

I have had Robert (RB Motion) make me several different types of machined aluminum lug nuts. I send him the specifications and he gives me a qoute. Always very reasonable.
I just recently had some long 7/8" lug nuts like those found on 4X4 trucks to use on the Weld Super singles I machined and cast into resin.
Robert has also produced different sizes of acorn lug nuts for my semi truck wheels.
I really like these Fenton wheels and will be ordering a set! Jim, I sent you an email asking if you would be interested in making some specific wheels for me.
Please let me know if you do not recieve it.

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:50 AM

I just want to see how they look on mussel cars! :lol: :o


Now your just being shellfish! LOL