View Full Version : CNC aluminum wheels for the Pocher Lamborghini kits

02-01-14, 10:07 AM
ModelMotorcars has the capability to produce CNC milled aluminum rims for the Pocher Lamborghini kits, mounted with real bolts. Any of you familiar with CNC set-up and milling know they won't be cheap, likely more than $100. per wheel. If there is enough demand they can be produced in a matter of months. Please let us know if you are interested to help us gauge demand and feasibility. The Roadster wheels are a size bigger than the Coupes, and so would also require a set of tires to mount on the Coupe.

edit: I tried to add a poll, but didn't get any options to create one?

02-01-14, 12:32 PM
I'm definitely interested in CNC Machined Roadster rims and Roadster tires!....Will they be made of Aluminum? or Brass? and will they be painted? unpainted?

02-01-14, 12:47 PM
I'm definitely interested in CNC Machined Roadster rims and Roadster tires!....Will they be made of Aluminum? or Brass? and will they be painted? unpainted?bare aluminum, unpainted

02-01-14, 02:17 PM
I'm interesting too for the coupe model and later the roadster one. For me bare aluminum is even better. More if metal disc brake come too....

02-01-14, 02:23 PM
Brady, Can MMC offer photo-etched center caps with the Lambo logos?..I think the kit's are decals?

02-01-14, 02:51 PM
Brady, Can MMC offer photo-etched center caps with the Lambo logos?..I think the kit's are decals?I'm sure they can, but that would probably be part of a later p-e set.

02-01-14, 04:38 PM
Asked my dog oracle and he waved his tail.(He always waves his tail, when I'm into transkits)

Dave J
02-01-14, 11:41 PM
I could be interested... I would be really keen for a new set of rotors and calipers

02-02-14, 02:20 AM
I am also interested in aluminum wheels.

03-06-14, 01:43 PM
The CNC wheels are officially cancelled, once milling time was calculated the cost was prohibitive.

03-06-14, 02:26 PM
Darn....it would've been nice

03-08-14, 03:30 AM
Most RC cars have bolt on wheels, (centre knock-off style)
Maybe there are some "alloy" ones that would suit.
Most RC cars only go to 1/10 I think (there may be some 1/8), so maybe the larger off-road wheels would suit the scale.
Then again, maybe they look like crap.
Of course you would need to convert the hubs for the threaded axles.
In the back, just take out the pretend standard axles and drill a hole(?) straight thru the block and hubs to fit your axle with threaded ends.
You could even use an RC diff in the back inside the engine unit???
On the front, you would have to drill a hole thru the existing hub and make some stub axles with a small plate to bolt on to the existing hubs (???)
Simple !!!!???
No problem for you metalwork guys with all the milling gear, etc!!!

Just a few thoughts off the top of my head.
I'm sure it's a bit more complicated than that.

Then again, maybe I should just go back to my beer and pretend I never saw this thread...
Have fun!!!

03-08-14, 03:39 AM
Just had a quick look....plenty of scale aluminium wheels on flea-bay....real cheap!!!
A lot are for RC drift cars.
Don't look too bad...would probably suit the Lambo!!

03-08-14, 07:05 AM
I honestly think there is nothing wrong with the kits rims...it was the tires which were a big concern...that has now been addressed...You can wait for Pocher's roadster's rims when they are available for a different look and bigger wheels...these should just fit without any modification.

It would be cool if the Coupe wheels came in the bigger (20'' front and 21" rear)...like the Roadster.
If Model Motor Cars made masters....and cast resin copies...It could be more economic???

03-16-14, 04:17 PM
I'm still interested! Plastic? Resin? The car isn't going to move anyway so most will be painted to suit the owner. CNC would have been great but since cost prohibitive, will wheels and real metal rotors and calipers still be part of the transkit being developed, Model Motor Cars?

03-16-14, 04:22 PM
BTW, just what is the cost on making these "cost prohibitive" wheels? Thank you

03-16-14, 07:09 PM
I think it worked out to $500 a wheel.....ouch!

03-16-14, 07:16 PM
Thats cost more than my aftermarket wheels on my real car.....I wish that MMC would work on casting the seats in resin instead....with correct stitching detail...

03-16-14, 08:02 PM
Hi everyone,

As same like me, all you guys have a lot of interesting of AL wheel for Aventador.
I have 10 years old Pocher F40 with Autograph transkit and recently strat to rebuild it LM style.
Autograhp AL wheels are gorgeous but it should be replaced by more sporty type of wheels.
However it's not easy to find and get good safe and size of wheels so I should make them like below.
My work is not great one but I hope it would be helpful to someone.

Wheel is 2.2 inch plastice for 1/10 RC, 0.2 or 0.3 inch smaller than F40 original

To make a center hub, threading and drilling needed on brass rod diameter 4mm

Ceter hub nut is AL 4mm for 1/10 RC

It's not perfect but just better then original

Thanks / HM

03-16-14, 11:23 PM
Scuderia Modelli....had sold 1/8 machined aluminum rims specifically for Pocher's F-40....OZ stlye and a mesh style ...either as just rims or wheel packages...it came in black and gold also. He still list them in the Wheel Studio section on his website.