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#1 Guest_speedo_*

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 05:29 PM

Hi, I am new to this forum, and have been collectint 1:18 for just over a year now.

I mainly have UT, Autoart, exoto, minichamps cosisting of 16 porsche`s, 4 BMW`s, 3 mitsubishi EVO`s, mclarren, 3 trans am`s,  and many more.

The reason i am postong is that i am wanting to replace some wheel`s and don`t know where to start!

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My initial plan is to take a set of scale`d 15" BBS from a ut bmw 318is on to a mk1 golf gti. And place a scale`d 18" set on to the BMW..

I have a set of wheel`s, that come with 6 rod`s.

what do i do????

(quite embaressing, as i`m a VW technician!!!)

Paul

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 05:37 PM

Firstly http://www.diecastxc...tyle_emoticons/default/welcome.gif  Speedo,
                                     I'm sorry that I am unable to help you but I'm sure there are many otheres here who can help you. Good luck with your project, by 6 rods, do u mean the wheels are 6 spoke ones or do u mean the axles/ mounting stubs?

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 06:53 PM

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I'm sorry I can't help you with your question either.
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Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:08 PM

I wished I could help you Speedo but I just haven't got that experience.  Hopefully someone can help you with your question!!

Anyway, here is a warm welcome to you to the forum!!

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:32 PM

Welcome aboard and glad to have you http://www.diecastxc...tyle_emoticons/default/welcome.gif

Hope you enjoy the forums. :cheers

I wish I had the answers to your questions, however, I'm not familiar with the models chasis you are trying to mod.O

One bit of advice I can offer you is to make sure the female/male end portions of the wheels are compatible, if not you may have to modify them to where they will fit. Be careful when doing this as modding pieces to fit, usually result in wheels not rolling, something I'm not high on.

I hope that helps. :cheers

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:38 PM

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Posted 12 January 2004 - 11:14 PM

I the wheels are mounted on axle at the rear (both wheels turn at the same time) then pull the wheels towards the outside of the car and twist at the same time and remove them that way

If you have a pair of pliers you can remove the second wheel from the axle and reuse it as it will be best suited to the car

On the front take the steering off if you can and check for scres on the inside of the mounting point. If theres a screw there undo it and try fitting the new set of rims, but be warned that if you are fitting a set of Dub style wheels they ill not bolt straight on I dont think as the shaft is bigger then the originals. You will have to fill it and tap a threadinto it if wou want to have your wheels turning

You may also need to shave some plasitc off the axle to get it in under the guards for clearance and if lowering it you may need to remove some metal or plastic from the arches depending on how the model is put together

If you need to pull the wheels off of a plastic shaft be very careful as it will likely break when you pull it off. Use a screw driver or a set of pliers and work your way around the rim gently applying pressure to remove it

Also look for litle covers on in the centree of the rims as there could be a small mopunting screw located underneath it like on a number of AUTOart cars

If there is anything I havent coverd just ask and I will do my best to answer your questions in as much detail as possible

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 06:09 AM

DiecastX, on Jan 13 2004, 12:32 AM, said:

One bit of advice I can offer you is to make sure the female/male end portions of the wheels are compatible, if not you may have to modify them to where they will fit. Be careful when doing this as modding pieces to fit, usually result in wheels not rolling, something I'm not high on.
:iagree X has some good advice there. Since wheels, axles and wheel fixation methods are NOT universal, you'll have to experiment different combinations.

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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:15 PM

Cheer`s guy`s....

That`s a lot of helpfull and friendly responce  :nicejob ..

I shall have a play, and also get some pics done so you can see my pride & joys...  :happy


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Posted 13 January 2004 - 04:38 PM

speedo, on Jan 13 2004, 10:15 PM, said:

Cheer`s guy`s....

That`s a lot of helpfull and friendly responce  :nicejob ..

I shall have a play, and also get some pics done so you can see my pride & joys...  :happy


Paul
Thanks. Look forward to seeing them speedo.    :happy  :happy



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