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Old 05-31-2013, 08:03 AM   #31
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Re: Proposal for HRM: 18" BBS RS, staggered

Update:

As of the discussion I just had with Harold Bradford, every customer will be able to have as many sets as they want, and you'll be able to buy directly from him, through Paypal. I will not be part of the equation. I will be letting you know when he's ready to sell, however. He doesn't want to receive payments in advance. I'll make sure you know as soon as he's ready for your orders
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just to make sure that one greedy fella (and I mean that in the nicest way fellas ) doesn't buy the whole stock at once. "
This happens more then you think. I hate those guys, although i can also relate being one myself in the past.
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This happens more then you think. I hate those guys, although i can also relate being one myself in the past.
I've noticed, especially on HLJ, when a freshly-reissued Aoshima set sells out within 24 hours of the pre-order . I think it takes a while to get a sense of community and reach the conclusion that it's better to let others enjoy the cool shit too, rather than hoarding a dozen examples when you'll only ever use three.
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Protoype for the rear. Let me know if you need to see it in Alclad, or if the lack of stepped outer lips really bugs you. I haven't made up my mind on that one yet. As you can see I grafted to the existing dish, to prevent the look of "a lip with a lip stacked on top of it."

Flaws visible here will not be on the finished product, don't worry. All you'll have to deal with is a little bit of flash to be removed from the center. Edit: Don't worry about the three broken bolts; I'll fix that...

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Nice! Those look great. I can't wait. 2 sets for me please.
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Announcement: You can now order from Mr. Bradford directly: historicracingminiatures@comcast.net. He wanted me to pass on that "It won't be next-day shipment; since I'm still making them, it will take a little while, but I'll get all the orders filled." He is accepting PayPal but you'll need to ask him for a price quote including shipping. Wheel price is still $10 a set.

Here's his phone number: (301) 604-8591

Here's my prototype front dish setting next to the resin rear dish, in white. The difference in dish depth is about 1.5" in scale.

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Wow. Very nice. What timing. I was just emailing a link of this to a fellow builder asking about BBS RSs. Time to transfer some $$ to my paypal acct.
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Awesome, I'll make sure I have money added to my account
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Now if I could get a stretched tire for these...
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Now if I could get a stretched tire for these...
That's what we're working on next . Stretched, then regular sidewalls. We want to do something different than just an Aoshima copy though. I was thinking maybe Advan treads on the Aoshima shape.
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Re: Proposal for HRM: 18" BBS RS, staggered

I have several builds that have stalled for the time being due to the lack of stretchwall tires.
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I just order 2 sets. Can't wait.
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I just received my two sets and they are great!

I will follow this thread for tires now.
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I just received my two sets and they are great!

I will follow this thread for tires now.
Good to hear. I was just wondering the same thing re: tires...
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Good to hear. I was just wondering the same thing re: tires...
I'm still getting Brad (Harold Bradford) used to the idea of stretched tires. What tread pattern would you like to see used? We can get the sidewalls from the usual Aoshima stretchies but I'm not sure where to go from there. I don't want to just copy them entirely when we could do something more interesting.

Help me think of some ideas if ya don't mind
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I'm still getting Brad (Harold Bradford) used to the idea of stretched tires. What tread pattern would you like to see used? We can get the sidewalls from the usual Aoshima stretchies but I'm not sure where to go from there. I don't want to just copy them entirely when we could do something more interesting.

Help me think of some ideas if ya don't mind
If you want to change and because the rims are pretty wide, I would like to see some semi-slick tires with minimal thread (Hankook Ventus Z214 or similar). I do no think we can find too many of those and it would fit the track/road application I envision for those wheels.
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