5 minute wheel change.

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5 minute wheel change.

Post by David MG » Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:45 am

Remove wheels from a donour body or prepare BBR/Tameo wheels & axles.

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Insert small nail pincers/scissors or similar behind wheel (making sure that pressure point is equal both sides) and with a firm but gentle pressure wiggle it off. Sometimes you can get the wheels off by rotating wheels in opposite directions with your thumbs.

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Remove old axle and insert new.

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And push on opposite wheel.

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Result.

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Now the eagle eyed will notice that the Best wheels are too small (only used for quickness of demo). No problem as I will replace with BBRs.

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Any questions please ask as there are always SNAFUs
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:57 am

Cool! ;)

Thanks for the quick tutorial. I always thought that you had to unscrew chassis base. I've now seen that you don't. 8-)

And, those BBR wheel sets come in different sizes? And, are about £10?



"SNAFUs"?... :?:
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:15 am

Thanks for the demo, David. Can you do the same for windshield wipers for us?

"SNAFU": Situation Normal, All F****d Up. (or fouled up) :lol:

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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by David MG » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:14 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Cool! ;)

Thanks for the quick tutorial. I always thought that you had to unscrew chassis base. I've now seen that you don't. 8-)

And, those BBR wheel sets come in different sizes? And, are about £10?



"SNAFUs"?... :?:
Julio, it is not necessary to remove body from the base but I would recommend for the first few times to avoid any accidents and you gain confidence.
The BBR wheels come in all sizes and 2 & 3 spinner. Sometimes the tyre profile of the BBRs are greater then you would wish so I very often re-use the ones that have been removed. Always keep spare tyres, you never know. Currently BBRs are £9 from GPM.

SNAFU = Situation Normal All Fxxxed Up.
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by dcast » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:34 pm

Nice tutorial :)
When my Talbot Solara arrived with F*d up rear wheel, I found out the axle end had grooves like real cars CV axle so rotating didn't work, had to pull the wheel out by the method you described.

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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by Jager » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:52 am

Nice tutorial David.

I always prefer to remove the base plate from the model, especially for racing cars that have small fragile parts (wings, mirrors, aerials etc). It also helps protect the decals.

Often when you change the wheels, if the wheel diametre is changed, its also necessary to change the ride height of the car. This might involving filing down the axle supports cast into the body to lower the right height, or packing it slightly to raise the ride height.
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by David MG » Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:05 am

Jager wrote:Nice tutorial David.

I always prefer to remove the base plate from the model, especially for racing cars that have small fragile parts (wings, mirrors, aerials etc). It also helps protect the decals.

Often when you change the wheels, if the wheel diametre is changed, its also necessary to change the ride height of the car. This might involving filing down the axle supports cast into the body to lower the right height, or packing it slightly to raise the ride height.
Agree Ian. My step by step was aimed at simple road cars. When the model has loads of fiddly bits, aerials etc., removal of body is a very wise precaution.
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by Keko » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:07 pm

Thanks a lot my dear friend. For my next wheel change I´m going to try the BBR wheels as they are a lot more easy than the Tameo ones. Good job...
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by Marcellix » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Got to get me some of those wheels :)

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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by Jager » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:25 pm

Sounds like a bulk, group buy of BBR wheels for the forum could be in order.
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by GarageOnAWall » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:02 am

I remove unwanted wheels with my teeth, am I doing it wrong? BB
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Re: 5 minute wheel change.

Post by David MG » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:04 am

GarageOnAWall wrote:I remove unwanted wheels with my teeth, am I doing it wrong? BB
Well, we don't all have dentures! Be careful not to crack the plate or leave teeth marks on the fender :lol:
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