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Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« on: October 30, 2009, 02:11:34 »
After having brought some Wolf wheels, I took them home a gave them a bit of a study.
I thought they could do with a paint job and decided to do a proper job on them.

First, here's the wheels, how they looked when I got them.










One of them had a chunk taken out of it and it needed a bit of repair.






So i thought I had better get the welder out first and weld it up.






Then a bit of grinding to shape.






Sorted.






And now some cleaning up with a wizzy wheel, (wire brush on a grinder and drill), to get the old paint off down to bear metal.






What I couldn't get to with the wizzy was taken off in my Shot Blasting Cabinet.
I made this cabinet about 20 years ago and it's done me proud. I forgotten how many bits and bobs I've shot blasted over the years.






Once they where all cleaned up and all the old paint was removed, I took them outside and sprayed them in some primer.






They were left for a few days and then given a top coat of Land Rover Lime-Stone.








I had sprayed the backs of the wheels first and left them to dry.
They were just about touch dry when the clouds came over and it started to rain. I had to rush to get them inside my garage to give the fronts a top coat.










And a posey pic to finish.




Left them for a few days before I took them down to have some nice chunky tyres fitted.








The light in the Garage didn't do them justice. They looked better outside in the sun-light.






And here they are fitted.












JOB DONE... :cheers:  for now and I hope you enjoyed my little write-up.
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 05:21:56 »
 :clap: those look totally awesome. Well done. It has made me think even harder about getting a s3 now!







These look like you have made them out of pottery! :lol:
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 10:41:54 »
Fluffle, you have done a cracking job on those  :clap: :clap:

Do you do commissions . . . ?

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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 13:30:11 »
Fluffle, you have done a cracking job on those  :clap: :clap:

Do you do commissions . . . ?

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I'll put the paint on for you, but you'll need to get them cleaned up yourself. It would have been easier for me to take them to somewhere with an industrial shot blaster and pay for it. My shot blaster is good for smaller stuff and takes a while to do bits with its small nozzle. Hence the reason I used a wizzy wheel first. 20 years ago I used to spray for a living, but gave it up, cause it was killing my lungs.
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 14:54:56 »
 :clap: :clap:Well done that man!!  What a transformation!!  Now i've just bought a s111 with some tired looking wellers.........  Nice job!! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 16:50:13 »
they look bloody brilliant mate, i want some wolf wheels now :twisted:
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 20:03:27 »
At least they are fitted to a propa landy!
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 08:42:34 »
Nice write up, shame to hide it in the Series section as it a good read for all and only came across by chance.... "Workshop Articles" section maybe?

I like the vintage fuel can collection... saving them for a raining day restoration project? way too many for one man to own :lol:
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 09:34:43 »
Well Done Mate.... Job well done!.... Good choice with the Bronco's on!
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 09:48:31 »
Nice write up, shame to hide it in the Series section as it a good read for all and only came across by chance.... "Workshop Articles" section maybe?

I like the vintage fuel can collection... saving them for a raining day restoration project? way too many for one man to own :lol:

I put it in the Series section, as they were going on a Series. Maybe the Moderators could move it to "Workshop Articles" for all to see?

And the can collection,,,, your right. . . . Saving them for a rainy day. I will eventually clean them up and display them.
I go to a lot of Steam Rallies through the summer and the reason I finished up with an old Series, was to lug my Stationary Engines around and tow my caravan at the same time. I found I enjoyed driving the 109 and it brought back memories from my army days in the late 1970's. I tend to do more with the Series now, than with my engines.
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 15:23:58 »
........20 years ago I used to spray for a living, but gave it up, cause it was killing my lungs.

Not suprising when you consider that the mask you were using isn't fit for the purpose and from the pictures you've taken the mask off in side the contaminated atmosphere area....!!

One or two of your pictures has a great big sign in them....., Safety....!! :doh: :doh:

Other than that, a great looking job  :drool: :drool:
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 19:09:08 »
Nice job, but like chris9119 the dust mask isnt up to stopping much apart from shingle.

Ive started rebuilding a Defender90, and soon found out the paper mask is useless when it comes to rust dust, was coughing it up for days.

So after buying a couple of cheap rubber and canister ones went to local paint suppliers and bought a 3M one,with replaceable cannisters for about £40; and not much gets past that sucker.

But very nice job.

What type of paint do you use on wheels?

And has it chipped from having the tyres fitted?
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