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#1 OFFLINE   gareth350

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:40 AM

Hi all, just finishing a custom 1:18 Minichamps Focus RS & am changing the wheels to scale 20" BBS Y spoke wheels. The original alloys were screwed on & the new ones need to be glued on (i suspect).

Question is what glue do you guys recommend as this is a pretty heavy model & the contact patch on the 'hubs' is very small? The new wheels centres are very thin & not able to drill them to accept the original screw to attach.

Any help much appreciated.

CheeRS, Gareth

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#2 OFFLINE   Jim_RS

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:41 PM

I'll do a wheel swap on my green Minichamps Focus RS (1/18) but for the moment I can't find the way to undo the original wheels?

Grtz, Jim_RS :nice:

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:27 AM

View Postgareth350, on 13 September 2012 - 02:40 AM, said:

Hi all, just finishing a custom 1:18 Minichamps Focus RS & am changing the wheels to scale 20" BBS Y spoke wheels. The original alloys were screwed on & the new ones need to be glued on (i suspect).

Question is what glue do you guys recommend as this is a pretty heavy model & the contact patch on the 'hubs' is very small? The new wheels centres are very thin & not able to drill them to accept the original screw to attach.

Any help much appreciated.

CheeRS, Gareth
Do you have room to bond metal washers of suitable diameter to the backs of the wheels?
This should allow you to drill the wheel centres without worrying about stress failure.
I have a diecast 1967 Sunray DX Corvette and I had to use foam supports under the axles to avoid unintended wheel camber.  
And these are the original wheels......

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 07:40 PM

I found the manual on the Focus RS forum and finished the modification of my Minichamps Focus RS ...

I drilled the wheels in the centercaps and took the wheels off.
This modelcar has real springs and I found a way to lower it, Placed new drilled brake discs and finaly the new 19" BBS wheels.
The steering (left/right) is still working, only the wheels don't turning around but it's not a toy so it doesn't mather :giggle:
I'm happy with the result.

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:43 AM

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