Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
B-Ram

Bonneville Salt Flats Wheel Covers

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys,

I'm looking for some 1:25 scale Bonneville salt flats dish type wheel covers or wheels for a future build. Does anyone make after market sets.

Thanks, Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parts by Parks used to make several different sizes but I have heard that he is no longer making parts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I saw that someone here made a beautiful set using the rounded bottom of an aluminum soda pop can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parts by Parks used to make several different sizes but I have heard that he is no longer making parts.

Parts by Parks' Moon disc style wheel covers can still be found on eBay, and the are the nicest I've yet to see. I would definitely recommend finding a set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If the full wheel discs in the AMT Double Dragster would work for you, I'd be glad to send you a set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help guys.

Snake45: thanks for the offer. I will look at the model and if they look like they will work I will let you know.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

parts by parks is out of business? I just bought some stuff from him this past summer so that's kind of odd. and the disk wheel covers are great, come in three sizes

jb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most soda cans these days have numbers and/or letters stamped into the bottom. No good for making salt flat discs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just checked out "Model Roundup" and they appear to have the Parts by Parks salt flats discs. Has anyone purchased from them.

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Model Round up is excellent to business with, I have ordered several times from them

Edited by vypurr59

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just saw Ron Parks at the Toledo NNL and toy show in October and he had a full display of parts for sale at that time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Depending on Diameter and exact style you're liikin' for there's a useable set in the AMT Avanti Kits, Except for the Reggie Jackson version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lee is right about the numbers on he bottom of the can. I found that some 7up cans are OK. (I have a pretty good collection of can bottoms saved up.) Or... If the numbers are embossed with the high side on the convex of the curve you can sand them flat.

This is what I was able to do using a common drill as a lathe. They are mounted on an old stone bit using CA glue. To remove them use debonder.

disks6-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

disks8-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

Parks makes a great product if you want to skip the work. Making your own allows you the option of any size you want.

Edited by Scott Colmer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lee is right about the numbers on he bottom of the can. I found that some 7up cans are OK. (I have a pretty good collection of can bottoms saved up.) Or... If the numbers are embossed with the high side on the convex of the curve you can sand them flat.

This is what I was able to do using a common drill as a lathe. They are mounted on an old stone bit using CA glue. To remove them use debonder.

disks6-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

disks8-vi.jpgHosted on Fotki

Parks makes a great product if you want to skip the work. Making your own allows you the option of any size you want.

those look really good. how do you make sure that they are round with a nice smooth edge?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Those are real nice. I'm not clear on how you do that. Could you show how you do it.

Thanks, Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bill and Chris,

I did an MCM article on making these some time ago. Let me check with Harry to see if it is OK to post a version in the How to section.

I'll follow up soon.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Chris and Bill,

I posted the how to in Tips and Tricks. I lost the files from the original article so I had to use the pics from my fotki site. A few less pics and more text than I wanted, but I think the process is pretty clear.

Have fun and good luck.

Scott

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...