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Old 03-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What about 17" or 18" wheels? Haven't seen moonie's for anything over a 16".

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OK, but they're about $50 for 10" and go to $100 a piece for an 18" wheel. I'm just saying, if you have the tools and know how you could make your own for whatever size wheel you want, and save some cash.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:50 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Also - Where's the fun in buying something, when you can make it instead?

Looks good bennelson.

Would it be worth cutting a small gap / hole for access to the tire valve, or do the flat hubs pop off easily enough?
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$15 wal-mart wheel covers and vinyl for this fellow. Doesn't look half-bad!
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I got a chance to make 3 more of the flat hub caps.



I did them all the same way as the first - jigsawed out the aluminum, screw to the trim ring, and sand the edge smooth.



Take a look at the construction photo album HERE.



The hub caps are real easy to pop on and off, so no problems there for checking tire pressure.

Maybe I will make an INSTRUCTABLES about doing the hub caps.
Unfortunately, the hub caps are now the nicest looking thing on the truck! (Bodywork is in the future!)

99LeCouch, got any photos of what you did?
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Looking good.
Here's a website that I find very helpful. There's a section at the top that show some techniques for applying filler and priming.
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I was thinking if you had a lathe, you could make a wooden form, then metal spin the aluminum to shape.
That's how Moon Disks are made. If you have a metal spinner nearby tell them what you want and they will probably have tooling on hand.
I had a go at DIY spinning a set for a tiny Suzuki van I had (10" rims) ended up ok - but I had access to a big Lathe, proper spinning Aluminum ( zero temper ) and tools.
It's also a very dangerous process, most professional spinners are missing a finger or two......
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Wow! I really really really really wish I had steelies. It's just more fun!

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What about the weigth? Those aluminium are more heavier that originals. My cars original hubcabs weighted 4 piece total of 2 kg. New flat ones which a manufactured from glasfibre weighted ~1.5 kg thats half a kg less of unsprung and also rolling mass. Of course the aluminium looks better

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