Deep Dish Wheels & Sparkplug Boot Tubing

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Deep Dish Wheels

What you need:

Sanding sticks

Hobby-Knife

Adorably small saw (cutting-wheels leave a lot of molten plastic slag)

A Suitable Wheel

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Use your adorably small saw to shop the front of the wheel from the rest of the rim.

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Like this-

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Clean that sucker up!

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Using the backside of the rim as the front, you now have a deep dish!

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If you want to use a smaller tyre, and the only ones you have come with too-tall sidewalls...

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Carefully slice them off to fit!

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Find different iterations that work for what you want them for.

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Plug Boot Tubing

What you need:

Hobby-Knife

Tweezers

Coloured wire from electrical cables.

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Slowly and painstakingly remove the small copper strands from inside the coloured wire. This takes some patience!

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You can build up a good supply of a huge range of colours fairly quickly.

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Slip it over your plugwire leads and you're ready to wire up that engine!

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Dont throw this away! It can come in handy for making things such as carburetor return springs.

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If you're not making a mess you're not doing it right!

Have Fun!!!

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Great tips Kasey. That Trumpeter saw looks very handy, wish I knew where to buy one.

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Thanks JC, my saw came to me through a freind who got it from Brunel Hobbies in Victoria Australia. You'd need to contact them via email to see if they ship overseas :)

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I like the wheel tip and have been using telephone wire for boots. Thanks for the tip.

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Love the wheel tip....

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Is there a way to save this thread in the website, or do I have to bookmark it? I'll most likely forget about this in the next hour or so, and it would be amazing to remember this, as I have A LOT of wires that aren't used. I've got an old desktop that doesn't work (Internals fried themselves to bits). So I can get TONS from that. :P

Thanks for these great tips! Really helps for an aspiring model. :)

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Thanks guys :)

Tucker, you're welcome to save the pictures to your computer :)

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I like the plug wire boot idea, although to expand on it, it seems an automotive wire stripper would speed the process up substantially.

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Thanks for the deep dish tip

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mmmmm, deep-dish,,, Pepperoni on mine, pleez.

I want a camera like yours, great macro pictures! Good tips too. B)

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Tom- I'll have to look into those, I knew they existed just not that small, thanks for the tip! :)

Mike- You're welcome :)

Chip- lol thanks! The camera I use is the one in my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), When there isnt good lighting and a plain white background it isnt all that helpful lol

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