Wheel Question

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I'm new to this forum. I've visited it many times and was inspired and also amazed of the workmanship of models I've seen here. I just got back into model building after being away from it for over 40 years. My grandsons have become interested in it and I've enjoyed many a weekend working on model cars with them. My question is do most of you glue your wheels to the chassis so that don't rotate? I've seen a video by DR. Cranky using a jig to square up his wheels & tires to the frame which appeared to do just that.

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I glue mine even when they are on one of those rediculous metal rods. After all these years the kitmakers still seem to think we play with our built models! :rolleyes:

Exactly.

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I let mine rotate for years but have started to glue them in the past few years. Letting them rotate seemed more realistic but a few coming close to rolling off a shelf changed my mind.

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I glue them all.

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Thank to all of you for the info. Gluing it is!

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Glue them. I use Testors paint bottles to square up the tires.

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I only glue the wheels on when it's a have to case. Otherwise, I let 'em roll. That's just the way I've always done it. There's no rule that says you have to glue them or you have to let them roll. It's just a personal preference.

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Real simple Jacen. Put some glue on the axle/spindle, put the wheel/tire onto the glued parts. Take 4 Little Testors bottles (square ones) and put them up against the wheel/tire. I do this while the chassis, wheels/tires are sitting on a nice flat piece of glass. When I get that far on the next build, I'll try to remember to take a pic.

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Jim, that sounds like a great idea.

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I imaging everybody has a few bottles of Testors paint around, so this way makes it cheap. Micro Mark has nice tools and such but they're too expensive for me.

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I'm far enough along in a build where the wheels go on. Here's how I use Testors paint bottles to square the wheels/tires up.

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Great idea. I'm going to try this. Thank you.

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I'm far enough along in a build where the wheels go on. Here's how I use Testors paint bottles to square the wheels/tires up.

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now if only we could come up with a way to square up the intake ;)

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The whole engine is crooked, Eelco. I'll have to address that.

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Just tilt yer head the other way Jim, problem solved!

Edited by george 53

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