Fitting Female Rims to a Tamiya Supra


Hiroboy
07-08-2003, 04:11 AM
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-001.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-002.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-003.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-004.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-006.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-007.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-008.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-009.jpg
http://www.spc.org.uk/toyota/i/supra-wheels-010.jpg

How to fit female (Fujimi-Aoshima) wheels to the back of a Tamiya
Toyota Supra.

Take the rear dif and cut of the drive shafts, drill the dif out as shown with the red circle with a 2.5mm drill.
Using a 2mm dia steel bar (like you get in a Tamiya 350Z kit) fit thro' the dif. and cut to length to suit your needs. (wide arches or not)
I have used Fujimi Brembo brakes, but I'm sure SAS's new brakes will work as well and look better.
Assemble as shown

Hope this is of some use to you guys

tazdev
07-08-2003, 04:49 AM
of course. Why didn't I think of that.


Thanks for the how to. Now how do you do the front?

Jonno
07-08-2003, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by tazdev
of course. Why didn't I think of that.


Thanks for the how to. Now how do you do the front?

The Fujimi wheel set I got before (Yes, only on Fujimi kit) had little pin things in it, like most fujimi kits do. You could most likely use that by drilling a hole through the brakes and fitting the pin like you would in a normal Fujimi kit. :confused:

njh
07-08-2003, 05:25 AM
Thanks man! :bigthumb:
This way seem so much much eaier than the others.
How about the front? with pics please.

primera man
07-08-2003, 05:54 AM
Great idea Steve !!

exhaust smoke
07-08-2003, 06:28 AM
Hey Steve, that's a pretty good way to go about it. You're effectively turning a Tamiya kit into a Fujimi kit.

Great idea, I must try that.

Thanks for sharing.

zerrocool
07-08-2003, 06:28 AM
thanks good idea!! :bigthumb: , hm why does not al the manufactors come with the same fitting :( :(

tonioseven
07-08-2003, 06:42 AM
Thanks Steve!!:biggrin: How many Supra kits do you have?!:tongue:

Hiroboy
07-08-2003, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by tonioseven
Thanks Steve!!:biggrin: How many Supra kits do you have?!:tongue:
I think it's best I don't count :smile: :smile:

Bimmerkid
07-08-2003, 10:31 AM
Would this work for a Skyline, too? I've got some Workmiesters that i'd like to fit onto the model, and don't really want to go through all the trouble of converting it from female to male.

Honoturtle
07-08-2003, 01:43 PM
Very nice work here! Awesome Idea :thumbsup:

Marco_Wrc
07-09-2003, 09:01 AM
That's the same way I solved the female wheel problem :bigthumb:

RyanGiorgio
07-09-2003, 09:07 AM
Never knew it was so easy. Thanks.

oblaise
07-09-2003, 09:17 AM
Great tip :bigthumb:

Bimmerkid
07-09-2003, 09:48 AM
Now, how about the front?

:)

chrismcgee
08-05-2003, 04:17 PM
well i just used this tecnique on my ford focus and its worked a treat, tho i couldnt find metal rods i have actualy used wooden rods that were 2mm in diameter. but this has the added advantage of allowing me to push and glue the arm where i needed it.

cheers for the tutorial

efi-street
08-05-2003, 04:35 PM
Great job. Now let's see the finished Supra. :D

Hiroboy
08-05-2003, 05:01 PM
I got mine from http://www.greenweld.co.uk
The direct link to the item is here (http://www.greenweld.co.uk/scripts/sh000001.pl? REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2egreenweld%2eco%2euk%2fa<br />catalog%2f&WD=cdt0033&SHOP=%20& PREVQUERY=SS%3dcdt0033%26PR%3d%2d1%26TB%3dA%26SHOP<br />%3d%20&PN=Shop_Gears_38%2ehtml%23aCDT0033#aCDT0033)
Hopefully it works if not search for CDT0033 Steel shaft for gears. 2mm Dia (10 - per pack)
Steel shaft for gears. This may easily cut down to the required length with a hacksaw. 2mm diameter. Supplied in lengths of 75mm.

The price is 30 pence for 10 off
I bought 30 off @ 90 pence with 1-00 postage and packing but I emailed to get that postage cost as the std rate is 3-75

Hope this helps

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