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Wire Wheels
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California, United States
Member Since: September 06, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 07:20 AM UTC
I"m building an old Revell XKE and trying to come up with a better answer for wire wheels. The kit wire wheels are solid and not realistic. I have several sets of Fujimi wire wheels, but they are 17" diameter and far too wide. Since the XKE wheel wells are fairly narrow I've gone with a narrow tires from and old AMT kit. Each tire then needs to be carved to fit the 17" diameter wheel. Once that is done cut off the excess wheel width.

I have looked online and not found any other solutions. In the past I did get a set of photo etched wires for a Ferrari GTS but they would be too wide even if I could find another set.

Any other solutions?
Russ
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Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC
Hi, Russ!

Have a look at this video:

https://youtu.be/dXmrvS8rHbA

Gabriel