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just moving this topic to this forum. makes more sense here than there. got a little more done on my practice and test wheel. i think it looks pretty good. its not exactly the same but it is close . i am going to try painting this one to find the best way. i made some minor changes to the process from what i learned machining this one and i am doing another now with those changes.  some are diamension changes and some are process changes ,i believe it will look better. i may have it machined tomorrow. 

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Looks great Charlie, I do a few wheels in the mill, it takes a lot longer than people think.

Jim

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thanks jim, sorry the pictures were so bad. these were tests. i am not a machinist or mathematician so i do test parts to get things correct. some times more than one, this time 2. here are a few pictues of my first attempt  after adjustments from the sacrifices. i think it came out ok. next weekend i will do the black paint.i think that liquid masking on the polished parts will work best. i think it took about 8 hours total for the center section. thanks jim come back again

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Great job on the wheels Charlie!  This is not an easy wheel model to make but it seems to me that you have found the right technique, I take my hat off to you !

They will be very beautiful once the background is painted black, it will bring out the spokes. 👍

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WOW! Incredible work on the wheels. Keystones are my Favorite wheel by far. Got a set of 14x6 and 15x10s on my  70 Monte "Flirtin' with Disaster"

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That wheel is no easy deal to make.  You've got it figured out now Charlie.  Can't wait to see the rear ones!   cheers, tim

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nice to hear from all of you. how are you doing tim? my favorites also claude ,they were my first wheels also.thank you edgar nice to hear from you. i am trying to make it as i remember it.i am trying to find a picture of it but i did not take many pictures in the 70's. i have not quite finished the wheels. i am with you tim ,could not wait to make the deep ones. i won't finish them until the suspension is complete, to get the offset correct. i will paint them and drill for the air valves so only thing left will be to epoxy them at the correct spacing. just got started on the 12 bolt rear. most of this car will be stock as mine was . 

 

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The things I would do for a set of those wheels lol. I have some super deep 15x10s and 14x6 on my 1:1 70 Monte Carlo " Flirtin' with disaster". By far my favorite wheel.

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i have not been on for a while. but i have done a little work on my camaro. got the rear end done including the springs.i made a rear tire to make a mold for the rear tires,made the mold and did both tires. my first attempt at a silicone mold. pretty happy with it but it will take a littie practice. i'll get better. the tire on the left is the one i used to make the mold. because these are solid tires i had to make the rims 2 piece. i drilled the rims for valve stems. now i can fit the springs to the chassis and set the offset on the rear wheels and finish them . 

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thank you Anton very nice to hear from you .hi tim,not to big a deal making the mold . making the tire to use to make the mold to some time but with your talent i am sure it would be awesome . i will show a couple of pictures next time i am on here. francis,always great to hear from you. your truck is out of the ball park. whats next?  madr the lug nuts and polised them. i am going to try to get th rear spring mounted next then i can finish the rearendby soldering the spring perches on the axle tubes.

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Another stellar build, the wheels are outstanding as are the other fabricated parts. I am currently gathering parts for this same kit but as a big block Super Stock Eliminater car.  I can't duplicate your fabrication skills but I am taking notes. Well done

 

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hi ian cant wait to see your pictures.when i first owned this car it was a smallblock and thats how i am building it.i did have a 396 in in it for a few years. thanks tim. its going to be 1970 old school just like i drove it back then. L-60 -15 and F-70-14 and lot of rake .goin down hill all the time . hi mike thanks for looking and your comments. rob thank you, nice to hear from you.been working on the mostly stock and bolt on rearend stuff . hi jacker air shocks and shock mounts are next . tim here is a few pictures of my tire mold.not pretty but functional. i learned alot from this one ,next will be better. i think the tires came out ok. used 1/4 inch dowels for alignment pins

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That's just cool Charles. I'd say for your initial attempts at making tires you've done quite well.  The leafs and ladderbars bring back fond memories of back in the day.  cheers, tim

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