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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:22 am 
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Location: Wellington, New Zealand.
I've come to the conclusion I'll probably never own a legit one so I thought I'd give a fake one a shot.
I've never seen a real wheel in the flesh, so mine is based on as many pics as I could get my hands on.

The base of the covers is ABS plastic followed by:
-mesh fibreglass tape melted into place with acetone
-leather rivets
-string (dyed yellow)
-wrapped/ woven in a pretty half-arsed manner :?
-rivets hammered flat
-covered in adhesive plastic film (heated and moulded with an old paint roller)
-edge tidied up with electrical tape
-attached to wheel using 32 cable ties
-stickers supplied by Gil to fool the newbies out there :wink:

It's not perfect and pretty hard to copy the woven pattern using 32 spokes vs the original but it sounds great and I'm pretty soon it won't fail anytime soon.

Next up will be a modern transparent version.

Sorry for the picture quality.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:26 am 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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Woooooooow now that is cool dude


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:28 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thanks mate.

They're only the first version so there is a lot of room for improvement.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:19 am 
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I'm in Wellington mate. I have to see this! Well done.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:27 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Thanks mate. I really need the newer transparent version for my current build but this will do for now.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:09 am 
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Brewza wrote:
It's not perfect and pretty hard to copy the woven pattern using 32 spokes vs the original but it sounds great and I'm pretty soon it won't fail anytime soon.


do you intend on riding this wheel? I've had a few disk drives & even with there conventional build they werent very strong. cosmetically you havent done a bad job, but I'd be extremely wary of actually riding it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand.
It does have the original wheel beneath the cover, so I'm just as confident with these wheels as I am with a normal wheel.
The covers are cable tied to the spokes and I would trust these over the original to be honest.

These are purely cosmetic except or the fantastic audio effect created.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:24 am 
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Flippin great! Get 'er rid, test it to destruction, make some more, get yer own name on 'em, sell 'em etc etc...good job!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:37 am 
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The perfect compromise......


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:58 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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That looks pretty cool, I'm glad you left the original spooked wheel underneath those covers though! Wasn't the original made with Kevlar cord? That probably contributed a lot to the strength.
For a homemade disc drive that looks great though.


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