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#1 TheRX7Project

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:26 AM

I've got a vision in my head for this GT350 kit I got without rims and tires...

 

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My problem is, where can I find some large-diameter Halibrand (or similar) style wheels?



#2 Eric N.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:34 AM

I'v seen that wheel on e-bay . Resin,not plated. I can't remember the seller. But he has some very nice stuff-

mainly wheels.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:37 AM

the tires and rims in 1/24 scale are in the Monogram Shelby Cobra 427 S/C kit.

here they are on my GT350, and they went right on. no problem.

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:50 AM

the tires and rims in 1/24 scale are in the Monogram Shelby Cobra 427 S/C kit.

 

One thing to note. The Monogram Shelby wheels have six spokes, while the wheels James shows are five spokes.

 

Some Jada 1/32 scale die-cast models (GT40 for one) include Shelby/Halibrand wheels, but the knock-offs are molded as one with the wheel and would take a lot of time and some very careful work to remove.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:20 AM

Chuck, while those wheelse do look good, I am looking to go more modern "pro-touring" look, and those aren't quite big enough :)



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:24 AM

Steve Zimmermann from PA does some nice ones with turned aluminum rims and resin centers, in 18" and a 19/23" combo pack; I got a set of the 18's from him at this past weekend's NNL East. I don't have any pics, but I alerted him to this thread through Facebook.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:37 AM

You can also use the rims in the R/M Monte Carlo green lowrider kit, grind the lip that holds the tire on, and put Pegasus sleeves on them for the rears. I have made a couple sets but have not painted the centers as of yet. I want to.

 

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:48 AM

Thanks guys, my inbox is filling up LOL



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:57 AM

Green 75 ish Monte Carlo snap kit has them. Just add the spinners. Dig around the truck section and find my 50 ford truck wip. It has them. I left the centers chrome and put Pegasus hoops on the rears

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

Steve Zimmermann from PA does some nice ones with turned aluminum rims and resin centers, in 18" and a 19/23" combo pack; I got a set of the 18's from him at this past weekend's NNL East. I don't have any pics, but I alerted him to this thread through Facebook.

I was going to suggest him as well.  The ones that he has are very nice.



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

How do I contact this fellow?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

he is a member here... Steven Zimmerman



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 10:05 AM

http://www.modelcars...hp?showuser=630