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Old 2nd April 2016, 16:37
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Had a bit of a distraction from the car this week, my son purchased a spare set of wheels for his Rx-7 but one had been buckled and had a severe scrape on the outer edge approx. 18” around it so I said I would see if I could get it repaired for him…











With the help of a little heat and a copper mallet I beat out the buckles and cleaned around the damaged area with a flap wheel on a disc grinder.







Next for my welder to build up the edge to replace the missing metal, 1 long run and 2 other shorter runs done the trick..







Next set up on the mill and machined down to the original front edge to give a datum..

[img]http://i652.photobucket.com/albums/uu249/pompeyal/Wheel%20Refurb/IMAG2199.jpg



Now down to the scraping back to shape…





Not too bad, just needs dipping and re-powder coating, that’s for my boy to arrange…



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