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Any interest in a 8lug truck steel wheel?

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Hello Guys, Always liked pickup trucks/offroad stuff so Im branching out a bit on some new products.

Early in the year I started on a more accurate 8 lug steel wheel that seems to be missing from the model building community(1/25scale)Also seeing foxer's need for the wheels really pushed me into finishing them.

I know of the dodge pickup 8 luggers, but to me they are goofy looking, which is why I wanted these. They measure 16mm behind the wheel bead, the flange itself is 16.20mm

I will make centers for them and will sell them like that with a locker front hub and a plain old 8 lug floater hub center. I lack a mill right now so doing the tiny bolts on a locker hub will be difficult, so for now it will get one from a dirt track car.

Any interest in the tires too? based on the bridgestones (when they are in production they will not be branded to avoid trademark mumbo jumbo)

I will have 3 versions, 7.30mm wide, 9mm and the 11mm (the wide one is a test, i will eliminate the center parting mark as much as i can on the master)

Centers are 16mm

Still based on the satco tire, so they are still 30mm tall, while not a huge tire, it still makes a perfect tire for pickups with stock to mild lifts.

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Where do I send my order? I would definitely be interested,especially if they will fit some of the tires in my stash.

Hopefully you will offer them with and without the tires?

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Those look nice. I would think there is a market for them.

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Thanks Kris!

Mike they will most definitely be available with and without tires. ;)

I have not priced the tires yet but the wheels will be a set of 4 for $5.50 +shipping

Wheels should be done next week or so. First preproduction set goes to Foxer for his Van, so it doesnt end up sitting on jackstands and blocks at the masscar show in a few weeks! B)

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Count me in for 4 sets Ryan! Nice job! :lol:

I took a look at your eBay store too, I see a few things there I can use also :)

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You had me at "8-lug"! I just added you to my eBay Favorite sellers list! I was looking through my Feedback and I've bought from you before but it was before I discovered this site... you will definitely be hearing from me again!

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Thanks guys! They will be complete soon, I actually have the wheels ready without centers (how they are pictured above) if that is your preference.

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Got ya as one of my Favs on Ebay now, waiting for the wheels to Pop up and I'll be there.

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8 lug steelies are now available. Working on the wide deep versions, which are about 7mm total(5mm deep if you were looking into the wheel) new wide tire was made to suit the wheels but its still 16mm so it fits most standard wheels anyways.

Tire measures 13mm at the tread and 15mm on the sidewall. its just a "what if" tread pattern, inspired by the 70's jumbo looking tires)

Next wheel is a 8 spoke wagon style wheel from the dodge d50 kit. i shaved off the outer lip and made a deeper wheel, using the steelie outer hoop so it too is 5mm deep. Not a fan of the center caps but that can be drilled out.

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Got my order in today for 2 :rolleyes:

Can't wait for the deeper ones next.

The wide tires look Great, Hope ya get them cast in rubber next.

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I like the chrome spoke wheels too.

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Ryan,

Those look great and definitely caught my eye! I am interested in some, what kind of turn around time should we expect on these? I would hate to order them and then have to wait months while you get caught up with orders!

Thanks!

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On big orders, my turn around time is only a few weeks, however These I knew would sell like hotcakes (the 8lugger stock steelies) so I got a large mold made. Turn around time is they ship in 2 days :)

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A friend of mine gave me the idea to master a cummins 4b diesel, so I will look into fabricating one up!

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Are you thinking of making the 8 lugs and tires any wider?

STewart

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Looks like a few of the Ford F250s will be wearing these I'd think

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Stewart, I dont think I will widen the 8 lug wheels any wider as they will look a little "cartoony" I can add about 3mm to the width on the tires as dirt track sprint cars have many sizes of some cool tread tires for different tracks they race on, so this would be similiar to that in width (17-18mm wide)

I will do some mockup and see where things stand next week.

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Just had to say I got my wheels today.

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really nice castings and I'm already playing with them :D

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That looks sweet on your truck rodney. Look like real nice wheels.

STewart

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Ryan, I noticed that you opened a NEW account on eBay and this second batch of rims aren't selling like the first...why not go back & change usernames on your original account, the first batch you sold under your original username went fast!

Some people are afraid of buying from members with no feedback.

Also, are you going to be including the center hubs in the future copies?

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Things will pick up. My name is established now, and feedback will be rolling in shortly.

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Hubs will happen in future sets, I just dont have a mill right now so giving the hubs the accuracy I want has to wait, unless I use the 35 chevy dirt track modified hubs or the hubs from the f350 ford dually(which are on the small side and tapered)

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and just in time .. I need a set for the van so what's the price and will be off to you? ;)

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