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Tires Lugnuts - Beads

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Can someone please tell me what size of Hex Beads I should use to make a realistic looking lug nut for on my Nascar wheels for my Nascar kits ? Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.

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Seems like it doesn't recognize the views until a reply is posted...

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i guess it's scale dependent. what size is a nascar lugnut in 'real life'? 1 1/4" across the flats? 1/25 scale would be .050" . how i got there was 1 divided by 25 = .040. so there's 1 scale inch in real measure. then divide 1 inch by quarters and have .010. add 1 inch and 1/4 inch and come up with .050.

since Evergreen doesn't make hex rod, i went to the Plastruct website and looked at their sizes. http://www.plastruct.com/Pages/OnlineCatalogIndex.lasso

wouldn't you know it; there's .040 & .060, so i'm left with either using artistice license and fudging the lug nut size, or getting real jewler's screws ....

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i guess it's scale dependent. what size is a nascar lugnut in 'real life'? 1 1/4" across the flats? 1/25 scale would be .050" . how i got there was 1 divided by 25 = .040. so there's 1 scale inch in real measure. then divide 1 inch by quarters and have .010. add 1 inch and 1/4 inch and come up with .050.

since Evergreen doesn't make hex rod, i went to the Plastruct website and looked at their sizes. http://www.plastruct.com/Pages/OnlineCatalogIndex.lasso

wouldn't you know it; there's .040 & .060, so i'm left with either using artistice license and fudging the lug nut size, or getting real jewler's screws ....

Ive found Hex beads at Michaels but they are in a different format in size. All the sizes I can find are 6/0, 8/0, 10/0, & 11/0. Is there anyplace you can get aftermarket lug nuts that you may know of ? Thanks for explaining the equation for determining size in scale. Much appreciated.

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There are some on eBay - search 1/24 metal wheel lugs. I'd post the link but I'm on my phone.

Edited by Erik Smith

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i am still not sure if jeweler's nuts & bolts will do what you want.

Machined Aluminum Specialties has some 000-120 but i never can get a good link to the site - http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=37075

RB Motion - http://www.rbmotion.com/

Dirt Modeler - http://www.mudfleas.com/Store/index.php?route=product/product&path=69_72&product_id=136

Micro Fasteners - http://www.microfasteners.com/

Morrisco - http://www.jimorrisco.com/miniature-screws-and-fasteners/miniature-self-tapping-screws.html

Scale Hardware _ http://scalehardware.com/

pro tech has some lug nuts (i think machined) here: http://www.protechmodelparts.com/carpartspics/ptmc72.jpg

ptmc72.jpg

the owner is a member here and has done some posts using these parts

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Thanks Joe for the chime in, I appreciate it! :)

Deron, here's a link to my site that will tell you what you would need to add lug nut to wheels. Any questions feel free to ask.

http://protechmodelparts.com/detailingwheels.htm

Charlie

Pro Tech

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Thanks Joe for the chime in, I appreciate it! :)

Deron, here's a link to my site that will tell you what you would need to add lug nut to wheels. Any questions feel free to ask.

http://protechmodelparts.com/detailingwheels.htm

Charlie

Pro Tech

Thanks so much, Much appreciated!!!!!!

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