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  • Large diameter wheels for Trucks?

    Hi guys,
    Im looking for some large diameter wheels, aluminium preferably. This is for 1/24 scale. Im wanting to build Richard Petty's Hauler in 1970 which was a LNT1000 Dodge truck with a box on the back & basic dual axle trailer. I have all the parts but the wheels have me stumped. Im guessing the wheels will be about 22mm diameter & able to accept an insert. Im not to worried about the tyres as I have some model kit tires I can cast in Urethane. Anything in the RC world may fit? Im out of ideas! Help please!

    I would like to build this as a slot car for something different. I highly doubt Ill drive it much but will be a fun project. If you could lead me in the right direction I would be very grateful. A bit of a crazy idea maybe with will be super cool! Ive included some photos of what I want to build & the kit wheel & tire with a H&R wheel.

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    Last edited by mopargreg; July 12, 2021, 03:43 AM.

  • #2
    Have a look at Pattos he has a good range of 1/8 axle rims and tyres both threaded and hex, I brought these for a R model Mack project. There a bit than what you are after at 18.5x 13 mm rim and with the old Tyers ihd laying around are 31x14mm but I'm sure you'll find what you need!


    • #3
      Years ago I inadvertently ordered some metal wheels with tires from Professor Motor that turned out to be 1/24 scale. I had no use for them and found 3 pair in a parts bin. The part # is no longer valid for this item at PM.

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      Do you think these might work for you?


      • mopargreg
        mopargreg commented
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        Thanks but I’m sure I’ve found what I need but I’ll let you know if I get stuck

    • #4
      I posted on your Facebook post that I have them by Sideways for Fly trucks as a replacement. The same tires also fit on them.
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      • #5
        I am interested as well -

        Are the Fly tucks 1/24 - what size diameter is the wheel hub?

        Looks like something around 7/8” is needed - there are probably wheels that size from the vintage world?



        • chrisguyw
          chrisguyw commented
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          Fly trucks are 1/32,........................and the aftermarket aluminum wheels for them (from NSR) are 17mm,.....a bit small in my opinion.

          Pendle Slot have their own range of wheels which would be much better for a 1/24 truck.......19 and 21 mm. These are for 3/32 axles.

          Professor motor have several different 1/24 wheels that would work (using the cut down kit wheels for inserts).......theres are for 1/8 5/40 threaded axles (axles and gears are readily available)

      • #6
        mopargreg gets first dibs since this post inspired me to go looking for the Professor Motor wheels and tires. If he or anyone else on HRW has a valid need for them to complete a build they can have them for free. Not looking to give them away so they can be put up for sale, so tell me what project you have in mind.


        • #7
          Can't you use wheels from 1/24 scale wheels from H&R and either reverse them or put spacers between the two of them for effect ?


          • #8
            Hi guys, Thanks everyone for the great comments. It looks like I have come up with the solution. David - Dangermouse pointed me in the right direction to Plaifit wheels. They are a similar style to H&R wheels but they have a large range of different sizes in both diameter & width. One of them being a perfect size.

            I’ve just modified the truck kits tires & they are ready to cast in Urethane for slotcar use. These tyres are HUGE compared to what I’m used to. Once I know these tires I’m making will work with the wheels I’ve chosen I’ll share it to the forum.

            Thanks again


            • #9
              Please post up when you get the wheel tire combination together.

              I am interested in putting together some heavier duty truck(s) myself.