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#1 Austin T

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

I remember seeing a set somewheres online for a specific car but they would have worked for what I needed them for. I am putting wire wheels on my Aston Martin DB5 I am fiddling with. Don't remember who made them but it was a multi step process to form the rims.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

I do believe it is Herb Deeks that sells these. 

Just type in his name for a Ebay search . 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

or perhaps you saw the fujimi upgrade set for their ferrari, could have been the testa rossa.

 

also southeast finecast makes some good ones, from england.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

All the above plus Model Factory Hiro and KA models offer wire wheel options. Most are in the 15 inch wheel size. You need to decide what lacing pattern best suits and whether you need big and littles (some are same size front and rear). And don't forget the awesome styrene chrome set on the AMT 65 Riviera and Fujimi sells some styrene sets as well.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:52 PM

Good luck finding the Detail Master wire wheels... I don't think they make them anymore. It's a shame, because they were really nice.



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:38 PM

deeks2 This is the sellers name for the wire rims.

He sells two different types of rims. A Dayton Wire And a Borrani Wire style rim. 

I do believe the Borrani would be the Rim for the DB5. They were the rims on some Jags. 


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I looked into these a few minutes ago and I think the Borrani would fit my Aston well. Do I have to use any special type of tires with Herb's kits?



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:12 PM

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=11414



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:13 AM

One caveat -- I got the Model Factory Hiro Borranis for my 1/25 Monogram/Aurora Maserati GT (a sister kit to your Aston) and they're really too large at 1/24. They appear to have been designed for a Ferrari GTO, with the rear wheels being slightly larger and wider.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the heads up Skip. I'd love to see your Maserati when it's finished. I've got the Jag and the Aston reissues from monogram/revell, I think all I lack is the Maserati. 



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:41 AM

I did receive the wire wheels from Tom's Model Works . I cannot get to my tires at the moment . I bought the 1/32 for an Antique project (1/25-1/24 1902 Rambler - Kay Sun - Strombecker - Hawk) , and a Scratch built 1901 Olds Curved Dash .  

  The 1/28 scale wheels for a more believable '20's Porter (My Mother the Car) . I'll let you know when I mock these up . Nice wheels , tow different styles in a set .  I am not sure these will work for 15" in 1/25th. .   Thanx ..