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#21 thedevilsadvocate

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

i've been on your website before and i noticed that you have 1/16 funny car wheels. i just don't like those choices that you offer, can you make a set of the other awesome wheels you have for promods/prostocks in 1/16 and how much would they cost me. thank you. your can email me at
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#22 MicroNitro

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:10 AM

those are pretty cool, i remember coming across your site a while ago when looking for detail stuff on the web. Are there any plans to do any of the newer style WELD wheels they came out with or mickey Thompson styled wheels? Just out of curiosity, what kind of 3D printer do you have?



We are doing the latest Weld Racing Pro wheel for a customer now and will put it on the web site as soon as we are sure everything is correct.

#23 MicroNitro

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:15 AM

i've been on your website before and i noticed that you have 1/16 funny car wheels. i just don't like those choices that you offer, can you make a set of the other awesome wheels you have for promods/prostocks in 1/16 and how much would they cost me. thank you. your can email me at
rjrcrsedinburg@hotmail.com

thanks


I do have programs for the Pro Stars and Draglites in 1/16. They are the same price as the 1/16 Ansons. Thanks

#24 665@213

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:12 AM

Nice wheels sir! I was wandering if you'd be interested in doing a one off set of wheels for a 1:18th scale diecast? Ive got a set of measurements & no one really makes any good wheels for those cars.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:13 AM

Hey, i had to post my comment here. I got my Micro Nitro draglites a few weeks ago. Shipping was fast, and the only thing I can say about them is...WOW! These wheels are a true work of art. I'd highly suggest these to everyone.

Frank

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:36 AM

Jim -
I hope you don't mind but I have a bit of a technical question. I am very much an amateur machinist and I have been futzing around with my Sherline lathe on some wheels for a WRC car. I noticed that on several of the sets you have a very clean dished out rim(concave transition between the vertical and horizontal piece). Did you cut a special tool to do that? I can's see any way to do that manually with a boring bar. Thanks.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:57 AM

Jim -
I hope you don't mind but I have a bit of a technical question. I am very much an amateur machinist and I have been futzing around with my Sherline lathe on some wheels for a WRC car. I noticed that on several of the sets you have a very clean dished out rim(concave transition between the vertical and horizontal piece). Did you cut a special tool to do that? I can's see any way to do that manually with a boring bar. Thanks.



With the CNC lath I can make a curve by giving direction of rotation, x and z start, and x and z end point and the radius to use to make an inside curve. Before CNC I had ground the radius on cutting tools but the finish will need some sanding to look good. What wheels are you making?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:56 PM

Can you make wheels for street cars as well?

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:38 AM

Jim your wheels look amazing, awesome machine work your doing and I will deff. be placing some orders with you soon. I have a 1/16th scale Fuel Altered that I will be needing a current set of wheels for. I do have a question for you though what type of Lathe and Mill do you use in producing these?

Chris

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:55 PM

Wow! Those wheels are fantastic!!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

Looks like good as gold!

#32 MicroNitro

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 01:14 AM

Thanks again for all the nice words about the wheels.

As for the machines we use a lath and mill started life as Sherlines we have modified them heavily and converted them to CNC. My son builds all the drivers, computers and software. The CNC router was all built by My son and I as will as the rapid prototype machine. I get must of the hard parts to make the machines from MSC and my son gets a lot of the electrical stuff from Mouser. we also have a lot of non CNC tools in the shop. Sorry for the long answer to the question. Thanks

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:13 AM

I put your site on my favorites in the computer, will have to order some wheels in the future. ;)

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:08 AM

Love the Wheels, I am getting ready to order a set of your 1/16 scale funny car rims later today. I am curious as to what the Welds in 1/16 scale will look like. Can't wait to see them.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:39 PM

Jim I got my wheels and WOW they are great. I got the 1/16th scale 10 spoke dragster wheels everyone Jim did a killer job on these. So give him your custom orders and I am sure he can do them. Thanks Jim for the great service quality product.
Mike Garland

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:20 AM

Sweet wheels. Thanks for the link!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

Hey Jim aka MicroNitro, I wanted to thank you for the beautiful 1/16 scale funny car rims. I got them in the mail today and they are gorgeous. they will be going on a project I just started this past week. Will be starting a thread soon. Thanks again

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 05:09 AM

Those wheels are gorgeous!! I've had your site saved and will have to get a set or two from you in the future.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:05 AM

Hay bro. any pics. of my rims. :( :P

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 02:16 PM

You've got some fantasic looking wheels on there. I'm very interested in the Indy 500 & CART models that your working on. When do you think that that part of the site will be up and running.