albertross Posted May 17, 2022 Share Posted May 17, 2022 HI All, Was doing a bit of research on the aforementioned DBR9 and stumbled across this excellent build article. Having read @JuanjoDominguez build he mentioned about the wheels not being 'the best' so i did a little research as I thought these would be excellent candidates for 3D printing. Thus the worm hole opened... I hope Juanjo doesn't mind me reusing his image for illustration purposes. The image shows a front and rear. You can see the the work he has done to remove mould misalignment. In looking for images i came across the Rofgo website. Just google Rofgo Collection, they have some excellent images of 007 & 009 including detail shots of the wheels. The below are snippets just a few of those images. Rofgo is mostly a collection of Gulf liveried racing cars Front Left 009 Rear Right 009 It immediately jumped out at me that the whilst the wheels in the kit are fairly similar the spoke pattern is actually a little different. The front has 2 corner rads on one cut out, whilst the rear has a single rad. Further research was required. From the images and an on line article from Racecar Engineering wheel size was determined as DIA 18" front and rear, width is 12,5" front and 13" rear. Tyre sizes were 31/71-18 rear and 30/65-18 on the front. A quick trawl of Michelin technical catalogue gave up the necessary information for the 31/71-18 As we can see the tyre code relates to the sizing. So 31 is a reference to the tread width 31 - 310mm and the 71 a reference to the OD - 710mm & 18 for 18 " wheel simple stuff. The info for the front tyre showed this carried through. This still didn't get me anywhere near the actual tyre profile the images showed it was quite detailed. So off to GRABCAD I went. (A very useful resource of free 3D models but you do have to register) where I found a model of a tyre. I can provide a link if required... I was lucky enough to find a smaller wheel of similar design that I pillaged for the rim detail. Next Post I'll outline how I schemed the parts up, but below is a quick spoiler..... Spoiler All the Best David 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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