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Stampers

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PostSubject: Wheel Splitting   Wed Mar 09 2011, 23:13

Ok, so I've got some BBS RC041 wheels that need refurbing.
The current plan is to give the barrel/lips over to Jay for polishing and refurb the faces myself.
Then bolt them back up and voila!

Well, 3 of them have already been split but one of them is still bolted together.
I took all of the nuts off the rear of the face and then tried to knock the bolts through with a hammer and some wood. No luck.
The bolts are still firmly in the wheel. The wood is all mashed up.

So, as i'm pretty busy over the next couple of days (Work, then a gig, and bumper fitting on friday), I don't have the time to get this dam wheel apart!
I was wondering if anyone on here who has had previous experience with splitting wheels would like to come and give it a go?

Obviously i'll give you a little bit of cash if you manage to get it all apart without messing the wheel/bolts up.

So yeah, anyone free on Friday (all day and evening - day off work!) that wants to give this a go?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 10:28

try something abit my substantial than wood Razz . spray aloud of wd40 on the threads and llow to soak over night, then try knock them out with a long socket extention or similar.


otherwise, Id have a go at it if you bring it round mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 11:50

matty_mk1 wrote:
try something abit my substantial than wood Razz . spray aloud of wd40 on the threads and llow to soak over night, then try knock them out with a long socket extention or similar.


otherwise, Id have a go at it if you bring it round mine.
I did mate.
I soaked the whole b*****d wheel in WD40, then clubbed the bolts to death with a big lump of hard wood and a hammer (no rubber mallets available). I didn't wanna mess up the bolts/threads so didn't really wanna clout them with anything metal. But if thats the only way then I'll give it a go.
Do you reckon metal punches are any good? I've got some of them kicking about.

If anything goes wrong I can always buy a spare wheel I guess....

Chris has offered his services tomorrow, but that all depends on how far I get with mounting the new bumper and splitter. And whether i'm still arsing about with the new headunit.

I've got so much sh!t and just can't be bothered to fit it... Sleep
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 12:01

I had the same problem mate wood was no good so i used a socket extension i no its metal on metal but tht was the risk i had to take jus made sure i hit it dead and not on the wonk but it does work
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 12:07

wood absorbs alot of the force mate. a punch would be perfect, didnt know you had such toolage tongue the only thing that has a possiblilty of damage is the theads. you could just leave the nuts just on the ends to protect the last few threads Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 16:04

bolts can always be re-threaded and the holes can always be re-tap'd. don't be shy
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 16:10

kingjeb, wrote:
bolts can always be re-threaded and the holes can always be re-tap'd. don't be shy

not exactly true, but yeah bash them out Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Thu Mar 10 2011, 17:16

not too sure about this particular wheel but when I refurb'd my rm's the guy in the paint shop at work thread'd bolts with the wrong size thread into every hole in an attempt to protect em. Result was me having to re tap 120 m7 bolt holes, boring but necessary.
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Tue Mar 22 2011, 10:47

Any joy?
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Wed Mar 23 2011, 13:18

matty_mk1 wrote:
Any joy?
Still haven't attempted it!
Each weekend I mean to give it a go, but Jay comes round and I get distracted.

I "should" be getting a couple of the pre-split barrel/lips over to Jay for some polishing this week.
So that should give me an incentive to get the last one split ready for him to start on.
I'll get the hammer and punch out this evening and see what I can do...
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Wed Mar 23 2011, 13:36

Stampers wrote:
matty_mk1 wrote:
Any joy?
Still haven't attempted it!
Each weekend I mean to give it a go, but Jay comes round and I get distracted.


Ahh, young love...
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PostSubject: Re: Wheel Splitting   Wed Mar 23 2011, 15:20

jimmymidnight wrote:
Stampers wrote:
matty_mk1 wrote:
Any joy?
Still haven't attempted it!
Each weekend I mean to give it a go, but Jay comes round and I get distracted.


Ahh, young love...

Was gonna say something similar, just anal related Razz
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