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Are any of you around drag race chassis shops...

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Where you might be able to get some accurate dimensions and details shots of a handful of contemporary wheels?  Online pics can provide a good idea of what they look like but if I could get some real dimensions, that'd be even better...  Let me know! :)

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There's 2 or 3 in my area in Cincy. ROGUE Racecars and Tin Soldier Racecars off the top of my head.

What exactly do you need?

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Thanks for your reply, Jesse.  I am hoping to create some new drag race wheels and am thinking of creating a few more contemporary front and rear wheels.  Ones I'm definitely interested in are the Weld Alumastar 2.0 front and rear, Billet Specialties Comp 5 front and rear.  Ideally, I'd like to know what the thickness of the wheel center is at its thickest and thinnest points; depths of the wheel ring, both front and rear, where major diameter changes take place as one moves inboard.  Rim thickness, such as how wide a bead lock ring is when measured from its ID to OD; spoke (or in the case of Weld Magnum wheels) or hole dimensions.  I suspect you get the idea.  You are welcome to PM me if you want a drawing to use as a guide.  I've attached a screen shot of a Weld Alumastar 2.0 spindle mount I've been working on.

Alumastar 2-0 front screen shot-angle.JPG

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I can contact some of the guys that run these shops (I'm friends with them on facebook) and see if they have any cars with those wheels on them in their shop, and try to stop in and take measurements at some point. Do you require measurements in MM or Inches?

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  Scott you know the Wheels, so just lookup the Specs for that Wheel. You're going to need to know the Class they're used in, Allowable Tires and then the Tires that'll be used. Otherwise any numbers you get will be just numbers.

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Ed, I'm not sure I'm following your thoughts.  I am wanting to 3D draw these wheels, eventually and want/need physical actual dimensions of the wheels so I can most accurately replicate them.  Specs, in most cases, is only going to give me the wheel size, bolt circle, width and back spacing and I need a whole lot more info than that.  A simple example is this:  What is the diameter of the holes that are part of the wheel center on a Weld Magnum wheel?  Dimensions will mean a whole lot more to me than just being numbers...

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Do you plan on machining, 3D printing, or casting these wheels? And what scales are you considering? I am minutes away from Bristol, and a lot of guys use these wheels at the street fights. Maybe a wheels shop would have them also. 

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Dwayne, I am thinking of possibly going a couple directions.  I would like to develop 3D masters that I could then cast in resin, but am also contemplating machned aluminum.  No promises, but I'm exploring my options.

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