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#51 OFFLINE   mairandeddy

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:10 AM

Didn't manage to do a fraction of what i was intending today guys, but pressed on a bit with the rims..

In order to create the 'Borrani' 72 spoke wire wheels, Revell made the wheel in 3 parts, all with 24 moulded 'wires', there's an outside one that's accurately painted silver (as during the 50s and 60s chroming of wheels was not allowed on racing cars as it made them brittle)....and there's a middle circular piece that fits into the rear section (both of which are chromed, probably so the light is better reflected to create a better effect)....like so..
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So I simply removed the spokes...
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And so put them back together and .... I think this is the point of no return!!
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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

Can't wait to see how the wheels go! Funny about the Bburago pipes too!

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:00 PM

Come on Eddy, lace it up.... haha j/k, take your time do it right...

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:25 PM

Well moved on just a bit, and I have the basics for the rims....though as I mentioned earlier, the rear sections are chrome plated, so I'm not sure how they'll take the necessary adhesives and fillers as they are...
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So a quick search of youtube and I found a vid claiming that regular household bleach will dissolve the coating without harming the plastic....so here goes....fingers crossed... :hope:
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Lo and behold - 30 SECONDS LATER!!!  :omg:
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A rinse in washing up water and here's the result....interestingly, just one of the wheels was black plastic... :dunno:
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So that's the rims ready to be stuck together with some filler etc....

but here's the problem...  I need to create this...

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The very expensive replica kit that gave me the idea in the first place has a specially turned hub...
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But wishing to save £150, I did a bit of headscratching and resorted to an evilbay search and found these aluminium 'Rivnuts' ......+ some washers...  :rolleyes:
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A few drops of epoxy and I think I've got a working prototype.....or two...
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Just got to figure out something for the outer 'bearing' ...so I got myself a bigger Rivnut....that I'll have to trim down or something...and work something in with the original Revell wheel-spinner..
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WIP... :dunno:

so here's what I've to to play with so far folks!  :yahoo:
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Oh not to mention the wire of course...0.3mm silvered jewelery wire that is...
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Gonna glue the rims together tomorrow.... :hope:

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:52 PM

Good luck with it Eddy,seems a lot of work still to come just with the wheels. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:34 AM

Wow you have some work cut out for you there! Is the wire going to be stiff enough to support the weight of the car?
Looking forward to see how you go with this. Best of luck, we are all cheering for you!

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:28 AM

Thanks for the vote of confidence guys!.... :yahoo:

View Postdrivinghermad, on 27 March 2014 - 05:52 PM, said:

Good luck with it Eddy,seems a lot of work still to come just with the wheels. Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

It's quite a challenge for a newbie like me Darren - but it's certainly a great problem solving exercise to keep me busy for a bit, and 'out of the BINs'!!!  :giggle: :hope:

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Wow you have some work cut out for you there! Is the wire going to be stiff enough to support the weight of the car?
Looking forward to see how you go with this. Best of luck, we are all cheering for you!

Remember that there are SEVENTY TWO spokes to spread the load Peter!! :omg: .....but then that's the principle behind wire wheels isn't it???  :nice:

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 06:26 AM

Great project there Eddy, best of luck with it. Mmmm wire wheels!! :drool5:

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 09:58 AM

View PostCraig, on 28 March 2014 - 06:26 AM, said:

Great project there Eddy, best of luck with it. Mmmm wire wheels!! Posted Image

Who am I kidding Craig......trying to re-invent the wheel.....  :rolleyes:

...back to basics I think...
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Yeah right!.....Only :Jka: ....in case you haven't realised.... I'm 'on a roll'.... :giggle:


......that is I've stuck the rims together  with polystyrene cemnt, sanded them, and filled the gaps between the 3 concentric component parts with superfine Milliput...
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.....Just gotta wait a couple of days for it to harden properly, then it's time to get out my Dremel drill.....

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:37 AM

If you give up on the wheels, i found a set of four wire wheels on evilbay for you, but they aren't cheap lol
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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:07 AM

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:08 AM

View PostSimonV8, on 31 March 2014 - 04:37 AM, said:

If you give up on the wheels, i found a set of four wire wheels on evilbay for you, but they aren't cheap lol
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Thanks Si, I've put them on my watch list, but don't think I could ever justify spending that much!!! :nice:

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 03:04 PM

Great progress Eddy :nice: , i wish you the best of luck on the wire wheels. I am sure the hard work will be worth it in the end :occasion14:
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Posted 05 April 2014 - 03:53 PM

Thanks b4L  :occasion14:  ....had some time to do some more, so - duly excited! -  earlier this evening I set up my new Dremel on its new drill stand........ :yahoo:
.........then realised that the tiny 0.5mm drill bits needed to drill the rims will not fit in the chuck without a 'reducing collet'!!!!! :gaah: ... :bawling:

Oh well, Ebay BIN....delivery expected Wednesday!!! :mad2:

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:49 AM

good luck eddy those wire wheels are gonna look awesome

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:59 AM

Love your work. What a challenge! There is a Dremel kit with 3 chucks for very small drills. I bought it recently for around 10 euros. Just ask your tool specialist. He probably has to order it for you because it is not a standard stock item.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:08 AM

Auch, you're in for a lot of work with those wire wheels. But there are some great how-to's on the net.

For the drill bits, you can use this adapter from Dremel :

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:50 AM

Thanks a bunch for the info fellas, :occasion14:  I didn't know they did a special unit for the Dremel so I ordered one of these...
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I hope it'll work, but now you've told/shown me I think I'll look out for one of the proper chucks, as they look the biz! :yahoo:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 07:41 AM

Finally got the set-up I needed set-up!!  :rolleyes:
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So I started off by marking the wheel at 24 points around the circumference as reference..48 holes necessary for the rear row.....and 24 for the front row..  
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...However when I got down to drilling I found that I had to also remove some of the fixing points (where indicated - hopefully this won't matter as I glued it all together with polystyrene cement around the whole of the rim..... :hope: ), in order to get enough access to drill all of them....

...and ended up with this...
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So begins the process of threading all the wires.....
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:omg:   Doesn't look too good a the moment, but apparently once they're all in and tensioned there's a happy ending.....  :hope: :hope: :hope:


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Posted 13 April 2014 - 09:14 AM

Looks like some serious work there! Looking great! Never seen a wheel threading WIP. I will be tuning in... :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Wow! Just curious... How are you going to tension them and hold them in place?

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:30 PM

mmmmmhh.... spaghetti.....   :giggle:

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

View Posttechnica, on 13 April 2014 - 09:14 AM, said:

Looks like some serious work there! Looking great! Never seen a wheel threading WIP. I will be tuning in... Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

It's pushing me to my limits technica!   Nice to know you're watching over me!! :nice:
Actually my last pic shows that I'd laced it wrongly!!   So I had to do it again.....here's the correct pattern....
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View PostNocky, on 13 April 2014 - 12:15 PM, said:

Wow! Just curious... How are you going to tension them and hold them in place?

Once the hub is in place Peter the idea is that you can pull on the ends of the wires to get the wires to run tangentially to the hub and then bend them at right angles to the inside of the rim.  You then run loads of quick set resin or superglue into the channel in the rim and that holds it all in place...  :rolleyes: :hope:

Here's a pic of my (untensioned!) wheel with my 'proto' hub in place to give you an idea....
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Note that this is the REAR of the wheel, and that there are 24 more spokes to go on the front... :nice:

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Mmmmm! :agreed:   I think I've worked up an appetite too Sven... :giggle:  

Time to grab me some grub methinks!!

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 03:35 PM

Looking good eddy you got way more balls than me to do those wire wheels

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

Without saying too much Eddy, :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg: :gaah: :bawling: :giggle: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: Would it be in this order.Would a 5000 piece jigsaw be easier LOL

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