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I love seeing your projects. Too cool.
 
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Thanks

I am quite fortunate to employ several very gifted fabricators.

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Some of Rich's stuff -



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We are going to try to engrave the AM logo on the caps.

Big thanks to Redpants. Rich can you send me some lug nuts?

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These are 19" correct? What are the widths?
 
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Yes - 19 - Stock width - offset to eliminate spacers. I will get dimensions off of boxes tomorrow, but Rich ordered them so I am sure he can tell us what they are -
 
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We cut the buck in half


Then formed around the halves. Eventually we weld the halves together and then to the backing plate.


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Nice project !
 
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They're 19x8.5" +35 in front, 19x9.5" +40 in the rear. Offsets are slightly conservative to allow wider tires and prevent any rubbing concerns when the suspension is under heavy load. Also helps reduce the visual effect of the body wrapping under the car around the tires, which can make the tires look like they're sticking way out at every point except the very top of the tire.

Another guy weighed the OEM wheels a long while back. Based on his weights for the OEM 19" 7-spoke wheels:
24.71 x 2 = 49.42 lbs front
27.56 x 2 = 55.12 lbs rear

And then the weights shown above:
20.890 x 2 = 41.78 lbs front (7.64 lbs less than OEM front pair)
22.375 x 2 = 44.75 lbs rear (10.37 lbs less than OEM rear pair)

So that should be an 18 lb weight loss across the four wheels
 
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Another guy weighed the OEM wheels a long while back. Based on his weights for the OEM 19" 7-spoke wheels:
24.71 x 2 = 49.42 lbs front
27.56 x 2 = 55.12 lbs rear
Those are the numbers I got for my OEM 7 spokes.

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YES!! How'd the finish turn out? Nice and clean, or needed a bit of polishing to clean up?
 
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They are very nice as is, but my young guy's will probably want to do more. I am thinking of just running them the way they come off the mill.

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I am guessing that these center caps came with the BC wheels? very nice work
 
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We got a set of blanks along with the standard ones so he could test the engraving. I can't do that with Aston's logo, nor can BC Forged, so I got them to send a set of blanks. Typically wheel companies are hesitant to do that because the center cap is how they do marketing, but I talked to them and they agreed.

Plus, I sent BC Forged the pic and they loved it they can't do it for trademark reasons, but they're car enthusiasts so they appreciate stuff like this!
 
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That's awesome Rich, thank you.
 

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