That looks super, Joe!
1/12th Drag radial 69 camaro (5/27/14) Full set of wheels.
Posted 16 April 2014 - 02:19 PM
Thx. Dave, wouldn't have gotten this far with out your help, much appreciated. I remember seeing how you did your front dragster wheel and it just clicked.
Thx. Scott and Leonard.
Well i must say i'm pretty pumped how this wheel is turning out, I know it's just a flat star wheel, but i never thought i would be able to pull it off.
Here is the wheel with a quick sand and polish and mocked up in the TDR Drag radial and under the body. This car is changing to more of a stock suspension drag/street car. This weekend i will get the other rim and center done then start working on the beadlock rings. I have so many ideas on stuff i want to machine for this car, It's going to be a blast. last picture is of another future 1/12th project. oh yeahh!
Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:21 AM
wheels look great joe. polishing them really brings out the luster. question for you. do the rear tires fit without moving the rails in or will they require moving and mini tubs?
LOVE the look of the next project!!!!
Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:07 PM
Thx Dave, It will need to be mini tubbed and the rails moved, will probably go ladder bar now lol and will make all new frame rails. I guess it's pretty much turning into a back half car, stil contemplating doing pockets where the lugs go, but since it's my first wheel i may leave it as is. once the other wheel is done i will start cutting up the backend. Probably going to do a fab 9 out of brass and try to do my own center section, i will also do the whole front suspension. Going to use the TDR bigblock and make my own top end and do a gear driven procharger. going to alot of aluminum flying lol.
Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:24 AM
Keep the updates coming. Your stuff is always a treat to follow and now with the machining and Sherm coaching you, it is about to get even more exciting.
Cool late model Camaro too!
Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:37 AM
Thx. Dirk, the star isn't as hard as i thought once i got it figured out and made sure to watch my hand wheels and the degrees i was moving it etc. I actually kind of cheated i guess you could say, i went around the wheel first using a center drill and layed out small holes to use as a guide for the pattern. worked out pretty good, now i need to step it up a notch on the next set.
Posted 19 April 2014 - 02:29 AM
hey Joe, I have been checking in on you, sorry for not commenting sooner! your machining is coming along excellent! wheel looks awesome!! only 3 more left!! LOL good stuff man!!
Posted 22 April 2014 - 06:39 AM
Off to a great start Joe !!! You're keeping me motivated for sure.
Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:58 PM
Thx. Bill and Brian, I was finally able to get the other wheel finished. I wanted some more detail in the star so i did something around the logs holes, i think they turned out pretty good. There not 100% perfect but once it's all together nobody will even notice the tiny imperfections. Going to start working on the beadlock rings tonight, once there done i can start the front wheels. Not sure if i'm doing single or duble beadlocks yet.
Posted 04 May 2014 - 06:25 PM
Joe... you are a natural. Man do those rims look good. I can't wait to see what you turn next. Job well done my friend.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 11:13 AM
that pretty sweet right there joe!!!!! couldn't be happier for you!!!!!
Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:16 PM
First time? Whoa. Wow. That's phenomenal!!
Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:01 PM
Yes first time Dan
Thx. Chris, Not sure about a natural, But i'm learning quick.
Dave. Thx., I would have never gotten this far with out your help.
I did this beadlock ring out as a test piece, But i like so i may stick with it, I really wanted to do some scalloped rings but that may have to wait till get some more time on the mill, the ring is raw right off the mill. Going to get the tires sanded and painted next to see what the whole package looks like. I need to order some hardware for my hubs and the rings. just need to figure out what size for the rings.
Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:54 AM
Those are turning out super nice Joe. I'm really excited for you and your new-found talent...
Posted 11 May 2014 - 06:19 PM