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#21 comp1839

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 02:52 AM

finished the other wheel center and got onto the rim.  these wheels replicate a 16x16 double beadlock wheel w/ 4 1/2" backspace and a 5" bolt circle.

 

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the wheel. still have to machine the beadlock portion on the wheel. then make the bead lock rings.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:12 AM

Looks awesome Dave. Looking forward to more. Hope to see you in Gilbertsville on 9/8.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 04:36 AM

Works of art, Dave. That's all I can say...

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 05:56 AM

thanks dave and scott. appreciate the comments.

 

dave, probably will be there. be lookin' for ya'.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:45 AM

hey greg, my apologies. i was going to answer your question about the body and it slipped my mind. as of yet, i haven't done any body prep. i want to get the main frame rails built and some of the cage so i can mount the body. i believe, i need to support it better for sanding. i'm a little heavy handed.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:41 AM

Dave... Those wheels are beautiful. They turned out so nice. I have to agree with Scott that they are works of Art. Very nice job on these

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:13 PM

Great work on the wheels Dave.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

whow , a nother awsome build in here > looking superb !!

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:00 PM

chris and joe, thanks guys. i'll see if i can make them better with addition of the beadlocks.

 

thanks richard. glad you like it.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

Beautiful work! Nothing looks more like real metal than real metal. Your scratchbuilding/machining skills are amazing!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

thanks harry.  i gotta agree......nothing looks more like real metal than real metal.

 

so, the next thing was to machine the wheel mating surface to duplicate the lightened beadlock.

 

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next i machined the actual beadlock ring.

 

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here they are together.

 

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Phenomenal work, Dave. I can't wait to see more!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

WOW Dave , absolutely beautiful !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Definitely glad that you're back on this one, Sherm! Every time I see that motor, I forget that it isn't 1:1. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

many thanks guys!!! i hope to get back to it this weekend.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

Dave... What can I say.... my first reaction to seeing the bead locks....was "Oh Holy Crapola!!" LOL.  Umm I have to say that you totally outdid yourself and made them way better. Excellent work my friend!! You continue to impress me with every update.


Edited by Mooneyzs, 29 August 2013 - 08:01 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

thanks chris. seriously, glad you like it!

 

so, i spent most of the weekend getting black rubber dust all over the place. for those who don't build in 1/8 there are no accurate tires available for a pro mod build (actually, almost any build). so, i end up making them myself. i start with a 5" round of neoprene and machine and grind them down to the correct size. for this car that's a 34.5x 17x16 hoosier.

 

here's the 5" round ruff cut from a length.

 

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after about 8 hrs of cutting and measuring here is the semi finished product. i say semi finished because i still nedd to add the wear indicators and the hoosier logos.

 

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here it is with the wheel and beadlock. 

 

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Edited by comp1839, 01 September 2013 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:57 AM

Soooooooo nice. Looks excellent. The only thing missing is the stain from the chipmunk that got flattened at the far end of Maple Grove.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

HEHEHEHEHE. THAT............ was funny dave!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:28 AM

beautiful Dave! how is the neoprene to deal with? does it cut and shape well, or is it as much of a pain as I think it would be? lol  LOVE EM!