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I've got a nice set of turned aluminum wheels with photoetch centers.  So how do you go about mounting these - they don't have mounting pins or sockets.  Do you cut the center hub off the kit wheels and glue them?  I'm  building Garlits 09 Challenger and need to figure this out.  The wheels in this pic are resin, but I got some nice aluminum ones


Thanks, John

Wheels are kinda like these  :W24-STL-2R__86296.1572557278.JPG?c=2

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That depends on the connection style used per kit. Metal axel, shaft on back of wheel hub, protrusion on axel that slips into hub...

With say metal axel, you can use round stock or tubing cut to simulate a ..hub..and glue on back of wheel center, drill if necessary. I have (because I am blessed to have a lathe) turn out disc brake rotors with a stub to shove into the axel housing.

With  protrusions on the axel, you can also kit bash to find wheel backs to fit the axel, and make adjustments as needed.

Here's one example..



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