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#1 wrecker388

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

The car is a Dale Earnhardt Intimidator Camaro that I would like to try to build, but I don't know waht to do for the wheels. I know that somebody on here will have an answer. Please don't lead me to aftermarket , as I would prefer a kit to work with. Thanks in advance.Attached File  sucp_0907_10_z+dale_earnhardt_1969_camaro_rcr_3_special_edition+passenger_side.jpg   55.22KB   100 downloads


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:25 AM

They look alot like the wheels on this car: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=71760

You could ask the OP of that thread what he used, paint the centers and you're there

 

Just looked at Seans web site, from his site:

 

 

 The wheels and tires are Pegasus Hobbies Virage BBS style rims, but I modified the centers of each wheel so they would have a deeper offset. The centers were then painted Model Master titanium gray.

shelby2.jpgmustang7.jpggt350_1.jpgmustanghood.jpg

Other mods include Pro-Tech (PTMC 6) photo-etch hood pins and Pro-Tech (PITMC15) license plate frames from Pro-Tech. These are really nice parts and very easy to work with.

Click here to check out Pro-Tech's web site.

 


Edited by Blown03SVT, 08 March 2013 - 11:28 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

The cool thing about that particular set of Pegasus wheels (I've got some here) is that the centers slip out of the rims. To modify them like in the photos above for deeper offset, all you have to do is remove material from the backsides of the centers, and pop them back in. Because the centers come out, they can also easily be stripped of chrome and painted.

 

If you absolutely don't want aftermarket (?) they are similar to the single-center-nut racing wheels in the Corvette C5-R & the Porsche 911 GT-1 Evo.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 08 March 2013 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

Those wheels are in either in the Acura Integra kit or Honda Civic tuner kits by I think it is Revell-Monogram.

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These are from the kit. Hope this helps.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

The cool thing about that particular set of Pegasus wheels (I've got some here) is that the centers slip out of the rims. To modify them like in the photos above for deeper offset, all you have to do is remove material from the backsides of the centers, and pop them back in. Because the centers come out, they can also easily be stripped of chrome and painted.

 

If you absolutely don't want aftermarket (?) they are similar to the single-center-nut racing wheels in the Corvette C5-R & the Porsche 911 GT-1 Evo.

I just don't really want to drop money on a set of wheels is all.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:49 PM

Sorry I lead you aftermarket... they were the closest looking thing I remember seeing. On the flip side Pegasus stuff is generally priced very well. Around $10. The wheels on the Road Runner look sort of close in spoke design but the positive offset is way off


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

I just don't really want to drop money on a set of wheels is all.

 

 

Gonna be cheaper than buying a kit and taking the wheels from it. 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:10 PM

I have to agree with mikemodeler... with kits being 19.99 and up these days



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

 

 

Gonna be cheaper than buying a kit and taking the wheels from it. 

True, I guess i didn't think of that. But, I was thinking more like a 2N1 or 3N1 to rob one se from and have another to build the car with.


Edited by wrecker388, 08 March 2013 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

True, I guess i didn't think of that. But, I was thinking more like a 2N1 or 3N1 to rob one se from and have another to build the car with.

 

The Civic Tuner kits from Revell have three sets of wheels per kit.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

They look alot like the wheels on this car: http://www.modelcars...showtopic=71760
You could ask the OP of that thread what he used, paint the centers and you're there
 
Just looked at Seans web site, from his site:
 
 

 The wheels and tires are Pegasus Hobbies Virage BBS style rims, but I modified the centers of each wheel so they would have a deeper offset. The centers were then painted Model Master titanium gray.
shelby2.jpgmustang7.jpggt350_1.jpgmustanghood.jpg
Other mods include Pro-Tech (PTMC 6) photo-etch hood pins and Pro-Tech (PITMC15) license plate frames from Pro-Tech. These are really nice parts and very easy to work with.
Click here to check out Pro-Tech's web site.

Wow, that is a very nice Shelby! May i ask what kit you used?
Joe.

 



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

 
The Civic Tuner kits from Revell have three sets of wheels per kit.

Important question: do those wheels have 4 lugs or 5? A quick Google search showed that there are a lot of 4-lug wheels out there for 1:1 Civics. Maybe they're meant for the older ones.


Edited by Monty, 09 March 2013 - 06:52 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:21 AM

>>>>>>>  AND, I've got a Revell Acura Integra, 5-lug similar-style wheels BUT they're approximately 19" wheels. Wheels in Civic kits will be similar diameter.

 

>>>>>>>  The Pegasus wheels are about 22" if used on a 1/25 model.

 

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  BIG DIFFERENCE.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 09 March 2013 - 07:27 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:12 PM

Jason... not my build. I wish I could aspire to that quality. From another builder on here. More info on the model is under the link in my original post.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:22 PM

These wheels lok pretty close, but it's a chunk of change to buy a Tamiya kit for the wheels...

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:43 AM

The wheels on the Porsche are probably 18s and/or 19s. The wheels on the Mustang build are 22s. My bet is that the wheels on the OP's Camaro pic are at least 20s.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 04:58 AM

Actually HRE wheels. 18x10" F, 18x12" R. The Porsche Wheels would probably work out well at the expense of a Tamiya kit. Lots of info about this car all over the web. I had never seen it before OP's post.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:46 AM

Actually HRE wheels. 18x10" F, 18x12" R. The Porsche Wheels would probably work out well at the expense of a Tamiya kit. Lots of info about this car all over the web. I had never seen it before OP's post.

 

You're right about the Porsche wheels working then. Looks like about the right sidewall height and rim offset too.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

The Camaro kit that i already have is 1/25th, while that Tamiya Porsche is 1/24th, how well would that scale out? The kit is Revell's Yenko if it helps.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:55 AM

An 18" wheel in 1/25 will be .72" measured across the bead sealing lip. A 1/24 wheel of 18" in scale would be .75". That's 30, one-thousandths-of-an-inch difference. Most folks wouldn't see it.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 18 March 2013 - 08:55 AM.