2 hole budds

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Many years ago (early to mid 90's) in another magazine's "truck stop" column there was a resin round-up of the available 2 hole Budd wheels. I recall that the best wheel at the time came from a "Ben's model parts." I can not find anything as to what happened to this caster over the years, just wondered if anyone knew of the fate of these wheels? did the molds go to someone else or are they lost forever?

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Hi, I'm the Ben your refering too. I no longer cast the parts myself but Jamie Rahmoeller casts all the parts I have mastered over the years. The two holes he offers now are much, much better than those in that magazine. There has been many more styles made since then as well such as five holes, ten holes, all wheels in two sizes. I handle all the ordering and shipping for Jamie so if your interested in anything, please email me and I'll send you a list of available parts.

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SAE did a review of after market wheels. I have that issue somewhere deep in my archives. Actually Ben is a frequent poster on this board when he is not have dreams about the up coming Moebius Reefer trailer model. Ben's wheels were 1/25th scale, at least the ones I have and are about 10 years old. I have them all set for the reefer trailer. He will read this thread and chime in soon!

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Well that was easier than I ever expected it would be! The wheels featured in the magazine looked by far head and shoulders above the rest, I can't even imagine how they could be done any better but I will take your word on that. Any contact info you could provide would be great, thanks Ben.

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Here's a link to my Fotki site where you can see a small portion of the wheels I've mastered. Look for the "Model Truck Wheels" album.
http://www.public.fotki.com/lotso

Also, the wheels can now be bought to use on 1/24 or 1/25 trucks.

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AITM has some good ones. I usually make my own from 10 hole wheels. It's a lot of work, but I'm frugal, or as my wife would say, a cheapskate.

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wow ben those are nice ..and your collection.wtf can you copy a few in resin lol..

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Yep Ben's wheels are the best I cast them and you will soon be able to get them from Eric @ P&P , I make wheels to fit most Amt, Italeri and the tires that I make ,you can reach me @ jlrahmo@aol.com , Jamie

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jamie do you still make the aluminum air cleaners???

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i have some 2 hole bud wheels from aitm also nice

but ben what a collection of wheels

and boxes in the rooms

man o man if i get the change for the transit mixer from amt i wil drive true the wall

great ben just great

jacobus

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Yep I still make the air cleaners also,

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Not to steal this thread but had an idea for moebius models. What of they were to make just a set of the 2 hole budds one set for trailers and one set for trucks. No tires just the wheels. It would be easier for us to get ahold of them .I know I have scads of projects just screaming for those wheels.

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the way the made the 10 holes in the lonestar , the 2 holes wouldnt be accurate , Bens wheels are right on !

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Ben the wheels look great

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Thanks for the nice words guys!

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how can i get the 2 hole budds and how much

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I'm in need of some 2 hole budds as well for the ITALERI 1/24 trailer,where can i get them please, building BJ & the Bear rig.

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5-hole Budds too?

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Yep I have 2 and 5 holes in 3 different sizes to fit Amt , Italeri or my tires , just send me a message I'll get you what you need, Jamie

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Yep Ben's wheels are the best I cast them and you will soon be able to get them from Eric @ P&P , I make wheels to fit most Amt, Italeri and the tires that I make ,you can reach me @ jlrahmo@aol.com , Jamie

hi sorry to jack the thread post but i was wondering do you have any ten hole wheels for italeri tires available ?

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AITM has some good ones. I usually make my own from 10 hole wheels. It's a lot of work, but I'm frugal, or as my wife would say, a cheapskate.

Well you do live at the the end!!! of the World!!!

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Just in case anyone was curious, the mag that contained the 2-hole Budd comparison is SAE #99 (October '95).

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I have been working on 3D printed stuff and also came up with wheels and tires. They look really nice and detailed. Th first photo are wheels with the ones from Revell as an example. They were used in the race trailers and are 34mm in diameter.

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The next photo's are wheels I have drawn for a mate who wanted super single wheels for his dump truck. The first photo's are from the front wheels, the tandem are for the rear.

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With the right info I am able to make any wheel you would like. Prices are quite all right. Difference is the weight. These wheels weigh almost nothing.

Hessel

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I have a high float front five hole as well. It comes with a rubber high float tire. GoodyearG286vi-vi_zps9108e0b1.jpg

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Ben, do you make a 4 hole budd style wheel, like what would've been found on late 70's one ton Fords and Dodges? I looked through your albums but didn't see anything. I'd really like to find a set for a 79 F350 wrecker I'm replicating for my Dad. Thanks!

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