Explaining what I've done so far - the wheeler wheels sucked a bit as it made the bug look more baja than hotrod - the main bit being the middle holes and all that , I noticed small holes drilled all the way around so I figured I could make a hubcap to fit over it.
After I made the disc for the middle I found the hub poked through too far so I had to make a cover for it - tonight I've drilled and tapped all 20 holes , bolts arriving tomorrow - hopefully it will look like a kinda centre line wheel , old school look .
My only regret is the amount of work needed for each wheel lol but I think will be worth it in the end - totally custom wheels that didn't cost much but time
Once I've done them all I'll finish the aluminium and lacquer them - picture shown is not how they will look finished !
I have a set of moon discs in my shed. I'm not using them. :lol:
So loadsa time no money... get that carb tuned! Its free LOL and those rocker gaps set. Even if it turns out you need new gaskets at least they are don't, and theres akways a chance they will reseat just fine ;-)
Yeah I got bored of the mechanical bits plus I want to do all of those servicing stuff together when I'm back from holiday ( I'm going cage diving with great whites ! ) I was trying to go for a centreline look on these covers , I'm sure however they turn out they will look better than how they are now !
Where abouts are you doing that? I did look at it when I was in South Africa, but the locals were absolutely dead against it - associating humans with food was cited as the reason for the increase in shark attacks on people.
I stayed in Fish Hoek, there was a woman a couple of months before I got there taken in the bay by a GW shark. Honestly mate the locals were bang against it when I mentioned it, the barman had a right go at me in the pub we were in over it, a go that started with "You f*cking tourists, you think you can..." and ending with "... just sit on the beach and watch it in the mornings and evening, spend your money in the bar and then f*ck off home" LOL
Don't let me put you off, I'm not bashing you over the head with the morality stick!
Two sides of the argument:
Sharks are cool. Seeing them is cool. Easiest way to attract them is to chuck some chum in the water, and get in a cage so it doesn't eat you. We will take you to see them for a fee... $$$
Sharks are cool. Seeing them is cool. If you are patient, know where to look and are lucky, you will see them. You might even see them feeding. But don't go making them think that where there's people, there's food. That's how people get eaten.
For me, what did it was the thought of what happens when sharks start eating people. The sharks get culled...
As it happens, the shark that took the woman (and I do mean took, omnomnomnom, found her swimming cap and the bits the shark didn't like (pubes and stuff I imagine)) patrolled the coast by Fish Hoek (close to Cape Town), we could see it in the mornings and evenings from our apartment. They used to have a "get the F out of the water" shark alarm on the beach too. Alarm goes, you get out. Was quite sinister to see actually! There's plenty of tours that will take you to the places where sharks feed naturally and go too - but make up your own mind buddy. Don't get pushed either way by tour operators or by morality bashers.
What else you got planned while you are there? I had an awesome time I must admit, and of everything I did there, the highlight was body surfing off cape point with a load of sea lions that randomly turned up. Looking left and right and seeing sea lions catching a wave with me, that was epic (and it was good news, since it meant if they were playing, there were no sharks LOL
Great info about my holiday Fad ! I'm certainly going to see sharks in some way - I'm going with my uncle and he's mad on them hence why we are doing it - we have loadsa stuff planned , all eating and drinking mainly and a visit to some mountain ......
Options : Wheels look smart, leave them as they are (sometimes you have to suffer in the name of art) -or- modify after looking at Norton Featherbed "QD" (quick detach) rear wheels ... they are held on with 3 big bolts (think wheel nuts), a cover plate has holes drilled over the bolts and rubber blanking plugs/grommets keep things tidy