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      Just completed three sets of these wire wheels for a scale builder down in Plano , Texas , they are a 40 spoke per wheel Kelsey wheel , The car is going to be 1/6th scale. Chris954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild-img_0482-jpg954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild-img_0484-jpg
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  1. Roger Zimmermann's Avatar Yearly Subscriber
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    Very, very nice! What kind of material are you using?
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    The rims and Hub are 6061T-6 Aluminum , the spokes are nickel plated 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild steel , the tire is epoxy 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild resin 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild rubber. There is a 3/8-16 threaded spud on the back side of the hub for mounting and a 5/16-18 thread on the front of the hub for the 2 wing knock off. The lug nuts are 2mm acorns. Here is a shot of the car they will go on. Chris


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    Chris, thank you for the other pictures. Is the body resin 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild ? Is that a kit or did you do the body yourself?
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    Roger thanks for asking, the body is resin 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild and all parts are resin 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild as well, it is not a kit offered for sale, there were three body done, I did not do the bodies and as well am not doing the build, I just did the wire wheels, the builder is from Plano, Texas , a guy buy the name of Brian Yingling, super scale model car builder. I do wire wheels for him from time to time, he mostly was doing Pocher models and heavily modifying them , but has since stepped up his game , here are a few more he has done , the 59 cad is a one off 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild deal. Chris


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    Oh! I see, Chris. The bodies are probably made with a 3-D printer; I believe I saw that "factory" somewhere else. Of course, 3-D printer are beyond my possibilities, but I can do details not possible on 3-D printers!
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    Just got some pictures of the wheels mounted on the car, looks like the body has been painted and some chrome work done. Wow going to be a sweet ride. Chris


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    Is that Brian Yingling holding the Caddy ??
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    No that's the guy from the 3-D facility. I have never meet Brian in Person as I live out in California and He lives in Plano, Texas. He does some amazing stuff. Chris


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    hello!! the model is metal or plastic? Congratulations the wheels are very good !!
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    3D printed in Resin 954 Buick Skylark wire wheel bjuild


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    Hi Chris,

    Since the rim and hub is aluminum, how did you get them to shine so nice? Just by polishing? If so, then how will they retain the shine in time?
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    Basically I just pollish the aluminum with white rough and funny thing is it last like forever, I have seen wheels I built ten years ago and they still shine. Chris


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