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Well... as many you know I've been working (for a very long time, sorry) on a Sand Scorcher Baja Racer. After seeing some very good examples where you've beating me to it. I decided I needed something new for front tyres. But I wanted them to match up with rears. I hope you like them ??? So I started by cutting the central run of tread from a Standard set of Buggy Champ rear Blaster's, see pic 2. then glue back together using Black tire glue (easily available on ebay).
You obviously can't use the usual 3 piece front wheels. So use a normal Buggy Champ/Rough Rider middle piece and fit that inside your cut down tyre, as normal. Then get the front and rear pieces that you'd normally use on the rear wheel and cut out about 2mm from the middle of each cover, see pics. The only difficult part about this is you need to cut a very even parralell line each time or else the wheel will have no balance. Once you work out a way to do it its quite straight forward. (On the rear cover you need to make the centre hole large enough to fit on to the middle hub properly). Glue the two halves of each front and rear covers back together. Voila!!!! bolt your wheel up as usual (8mm bolts) Job Done !!!!! A lot more realistic front tyres... Hope you like, let me know what you think..
ps. before you ask the rest of the car is coming along nicely.... it won't be long (hopefully)
Lots of you have asked about the glue, they say you can use normal CA, but used this (pic below) a flexy one from 5 star adhesives. Also I forgot to mention I taped the glued joint on the inside of the tyre.. Looking forward to seeing more of these on your cars guys...
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Re-Re Sand Scorcher Project part 4 Work on the body continues