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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:28 PM

Have you seen these? I was working on this setup today. They are on a car I had for years. I was changing the rear axle. I always thought the wheels were one piece until today.  When I took them apart there was this magnesium insert. At first I thought somebody cut down a Cox wheel but it looks too clean. Unless maybe it was done on a lathe?

 

I feel like I should know this. Any ideas?

 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 03:06 AM

Looks like a Cox wheel turned down... same as dc-65x has done recently.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 07:18 AM

Yep, probably a cut down Cox wheel. 

 

Only other thing I can think of is that 15 or 20 years ago a guy in Australia was doing repro wheel inserts in pewter! (yep, like Paul Revere...), and probably did some mags. But they were thinner than the one you show. 

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:45 AM

Very cool! :sun_bespectacled:

 

My passion for turning down the ascetically beautiful Cox wheels for wheel inserts has a historical precedent. Yes it was most likely done on a lathe and shows there were crazies like me in the 60's too.  :crazy:

 

Thanks for the post :)


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:51 AM

I use lots of Cox wheels for inserts, also like the Dynamic 4 spoke mags, they make nice inserts also.    If you are running a kind of scale car with current parts,  the Cox wheels fit inside the Protrack wheels and you can thread a screw thru them and install a metal knock off.

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:39 PM

What puzzles me is there are no through holes on the inserts in the OP. Wouldn't Cox wheels have that?



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:43 PM

Hi Dave,

 

Not all Cox wheels have the through hole. Here's my latest version:

 

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And a Cox Ferrari version:

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:58 PM

Thanks boys. These were done 50 years ago. I thought the cut was pretty precise until I saw how thin Rick got that outer bead on those Americans.

 

A testament to your fantastic work and Cox's fantastic quality.

 

They look marvelous  :heart:


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