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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Mon 25 Jan 2016, 6:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 5:53 am

Thanks, guys!

Here are some pics of the wheels and tires.

I thought that the rear wheel had a little too large of a lip on it, so I cut it down on the lathe, and drilled out the center.



I made some wheel nuts with some Pro Tech fittings and aluminum tube.







I didn't take any pictures of this part, but I made new front tires. The F5000 cars have a pretty low-profile tire, and this kit represents that, but they are maybe just a little too small. So I took an Indy car tire, molded it, then shaved it down and cast two halves that I mated together with some styrene spacers to widen it. Then I made a new mold and made the two fronts. Here are the completed tires and wheels.




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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 4:13 pm

Wheels and tires look fabulous Art! I assume that they are all resin.

So are you cutting down resin in the lathe? How does that work, and what type of tool do you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 5:12 pm

Nice work on the wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 6:30 pm

Tires look great, Nice work Art.
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 11:02 pm

Excellent lathe work Art.

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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 11:13 pm

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Wheels and tires look fabulous Art! I assume that they are all resin.

So are you cutting down resin in the lathe? How does that work, and what type of tool do you use?

Hi Pete. Yes, the wheels and tires are all resin, and it worked pretty well in the lathe. The only thing I cut down was the lip on the rear wheel, and I just used the regular tool, nothing special.
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Wed 03 Feb 2016, 11:16 pm

Plastic Freak wrote:
Nice work on the wheels.

Zbuckster wrote:
Tires look great, Nice work Art.

JohnJ wrote:
Excellent lathe work Art.

Thanks, guys! I appreciate you all looking in.
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Fri 05 Feb 2016, 2:03 pm

Very nice touch Art!
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 11:16 pm

Beautiful work! A Top shelf build!
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PostSubject: Re: Lola T-332 Formula 5000 Car, VPJ- Al Unser   Sun 21 Feb 2016, 11:26 pm

NICE !!!

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