How-to .. Ripple Style Full Wheel Covers

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Found a 3 dollar 66 Rivi glue bomb at a show in Norfolk Va.

The Buick Nailhead was a bonus..what I needed was the

air cleaner cover. I had second air cleaner in my stash.

First I cut off the snorkels and then used the Dremel to

reduce the sides of the air cleaner..after that I used

sanding sticks to reduce the back and sides.

Need to add a small bullet to the center to give it

a finished look. If done correctly a Kustom only needs the

front wheels showing anyway..

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Joker

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Nicely done James!

Thanks for the tip! B)

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Beautiful !!

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Thanks Y'all..

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Another option is the 'Road Rats' 1/24th-scale diecasts by Jada, which are still pretty easy to score....my friend Matt used these on his rendition of CheZoom, and I have a set put aside for my Flinstone-bodied Hudson sled:

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Beautiful tip and execution.

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Those are very cool.

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Yeah I wish an aftermarket company would put out these ripple wheel covers... I know I'd use them on a bunch of different builds.

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Yeah I wish an aftermarket company would put out these ripple wheel covers... I know I'd use them on a bunch of different builds.

Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland has them in resin. Would need to be plated. I have a set of the Jada units, very nice, but a tad bit large. They look great on the Chezoom, or a pickup, but on something like a 49 Ford or Merc, they're too large.

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Great tip James! One question: would it be possible to only cut the snorkels off and just put the entire air cleaner inside the tire or would it be too small?

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This one's got 'why didn't I think of that' written all over it. So obvious and effective... once somebody else points it out! :lol: Fantastic tip.

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Great tip James! One question: would it be possible to only cut the snorkels off and just put the entire air cleaner inside the tire or would it be too small?

Dunno Rog...I suppose you could..

I just like trashing styrene with my Dremel..hahaha

Thanks again Y'all

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