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gomanji

3 Piece Wheel Builds

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Hi All,

I have refurbished a few sets of 3 piece wheels now , I thought I'd share my latest build and start a thread where people share tips and builds.

 

 

I started with a tired set of Panasport G7 C5C's

 

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Originally the idea was to tidy them up and re-sell them , so I removed the bolts and dropped the faces, they are full reverse mount so the faces come out from the back , these wheels are also interesting as they have no nuts. The faces are fitted with nut serts .

 

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next I sanded back the faces starting with 400 grit as there was a bit of pitting and worked my way down to 2000 grit sanding was done wet. Then I used a buffing wheel kit that I got from Bunnings.

 

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I considered painting the faces gold and did one as a test.

 

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I started cleaning up the inner barrels and found 2 were cracked decided against getting them welded .

 

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I decided if I'm going to have two inner barrels made , I might has well go all out ,l ended up getting two inners made and 4 deeper outer lips made , this was done by Whitehorse metal spinners with my measurements

 

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I then prepped and painted the faces and sent the barrels out for powder coating

 

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Part 2 :

 

The new hoops don't come with bolt holes so I had an engineering shop drill them , next job was to polish the bolts and start assembly, not sure how necessary it is but I tightened the bolts in a star pattern to avoid warping.

 

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next is re-seal the rims and drill the holes for the valves, I couldn't find any of the products suggested in wheel build threads from over seas so used a marine grade urethane from Bunnings , seems to working well so far, I put the valves on the inside of the wheels because I wanted to keep them looking clean + there wasn't really a good spot for them on the outside.

 

 

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all that's left is to have tyres fitted and try them on

 

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And can anyone tell me why my pictures are doubling up ???

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looks good and i normally use sikaflex for sealing 3 piece wheels

shame about going through all that effort of polishing to get it rebarelled haha

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