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Old 12-31-2022, 12:20 AM
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Build it up out of bondo or resin, then wrap it with cord or leather strips like shoelaces. Leather would be my preference. Glove leather would look good, too, but involve a lot of stitching.
That's kinda where I'm leaning Bama. Use the long strand Kitty Hair bondo for crack resistance and order a Wheelskin to fit. I've used them before, just give 'em the measurements and they'll produce one to fit, easy to lace it up, same as I did on the plain SS Grant Banjo wheel in the Hennway.

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Old 12-31-2022, 05:29 AM
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Looks like you have that figured out ZZ, look forward to seeing the wheel progress.
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Old 12-31-2022, 08:05 AM
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Cool, You could split a piece of heater hose to cover it, then fiberglass it. Then leather wrap it. Love that leather wrap!
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Old 01-14-2023, 06:42 PM
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The completed wheel, made a foam form and filled it with shortstrand bondo, shoved the wheel into it and topped it with some more. It popped out easily, lots of filing and sanding, fill the pits with some regular filler and a few coats of matching flat brown Rustoleum, bad boom, bada bing.
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Old 01-14-2023, 06:49 PM
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Nice job ZZ! Consistant with everything you do pal!
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Old 01-14-2023, 07:52 PM
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Thatís pretty as is, it will be nice with the Wheelskins leather over it!
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Old 01-14-2023, 08:11 PM
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Thatís pretty as is, it will be nice with the Wheelskins leather over it!
Y'know, I happy with it as is - it's a little fatter than a usual wheel and the leather wrap would make it a little too large. Just giving it the extra inch of dish and diameter has made a big difference in parking lot manoevering with the armstrong steering.
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Old 01-14-2023, 10:04 PM
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Well worth the effort! Looks great!
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Old 01-15-2023, 07:42 AM
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Amazing as always ZZ. It must have taken a lot of patience to get it that consistently round.
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Old 01-15-2023, 09:20 AM
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All I can say is IMPRESSIVE
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