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Wheel Adaptors?

Post by sidewinder » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:39 pm

Does anyone know a source for wheel adapters that will let you run more modern wheels on a Bolink pan car? I have always run Bolink wheels so I don't know of any, but I'm guessing someone has to make them. Anybody? Thanks.
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:43 pm

Sidewinder posted this question on my behalf - Thanks Sidwinder!

Not too long after I ran my question by him, I found the following adapters at Buds Racing Products website:

http://www.brpracing.com/6745.html

Very nice looking adpaters even if they are a bit on the pricey side.

I'd be interested in any other suggestions, products or ideas others may have run across.

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by sidewinder » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:38 am

Anytime Pimp. :-o If you have any questions I'll do my best to help you, the pan cars are pretty simple so I can figure out most of the stuff...except electronics, then I'm pretty clueless.

Those adapters do look pretty cool, I never really thought about using the touring car wheels but they would look great on the Eliminator, with a McAllister Toyota GTP or Nisan body. If you like GTPs or hot rods check out the bodies from McAllister: http://www.mcallisterracing.com/racing/page9.html
I've been looking around for a Cobra body for you, I know there were a couple in the 200mm size, there almost have to be some in the wider size.
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:25 am

I DO like GTP's! Thank for the heads up on McAllister! The Vette touring car looked mighty nice as well!

I may just spring for those wheel adpaters at some point soon, I really like the idea of more modern wheel and tire combos for the pan car.

Thanks for looking for the Cobra body for me, much oblige!

Another question for you when you have a moment, I thought I read one of Shauns posts where he bought a pan car and in the process of cleaning it up...dyed the pan to restore it back to a nice black finish?

Can you dye the pans, what kind of dye?

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by sidewinder » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:33 am

I know you can dye nylon and other plastic parts, and I know dyes can stain fiberglass tubs (don't ask :roll: ) so probably. If you were dying nylon you'd use RIT fabric dye that you can get at a grocery store. I can't imagine it would hurt, I'm guessing on that, but you might want to ask Crazydave, he's a paint guy, but he might know. I don't think he'd mind a PM, he's always been good to me when I've asked him questions. You could try Shaun, but he's a teen with a cool car so he's not around that much... I'll ask on some of the other forums I am on.
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:21 am

After re-reading Shaun's post, I see he was dying the nylon parts on his chassis. I think I'll just clean up my pan with soap and water and call it done.

but he's a teen with a cool car so he's not around that much


Oh to be young again :wink:

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by crazydave » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:49 am

Actually, years ago, I had a Bolink Digger, and was looking for options, and came across the BRP adaptors. Since price rivaled the price of the car. I just trashed the car. That was awesome. Diggers kicked ass.
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:19 pm

Diggers come and go on ePay now and agiain, Dave - you could re-live those days :wink:

The Bud adapters might open up the possibility of more modern truck wheels...

I'm currently having great fun with my sport - got a McAllister Nissan GTP bod coming and some new "shoes" from JACO. But at this point, I'm easliy amused :-D

Not my car below but what I'm hoping it will look like soon...

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by crazydave » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:12 pm

PimpFloyd wrote:Diggers come and go on ePay now and agiain, Dave - you could re-live those days :wink:
Actually, it was a very basic kit, I could probably make one. :???:
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by sidewinder » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:39 pm

The Digger was the one with the side-plates and motor behind the rear axle for wheelies right? I had one of the legend versions (motor in front of the axle) and it was pretty cool, as long as the grounds was really, really smooth.

I love that Nissan GTP, I always have. I wonder if you can get the correct decals to make it like the original. Anyone have a dye sublimation printer? :lol:
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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:09 pm

Yes, the Nissan is pretty cool and if it fits pretty decent, the Toyota may not be too far behind :wink:

Yeah, the decals will be a bit of a challenge. There's a place in the next town that did some custom vinyl stickers for me at one time. This may be a possibility if it isn't too costly. I could print the outlines of the letters out on white decal paper and cut them out - tedious but cheap.

One's things for sure, my driving inhibitions will be directly proportional the number of man-hours I spend on that body - at least for awhile...ok, a few days :-)

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by ibjamn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:19 am

Does anyone know if there are bodies currently made that are able to mount unto the Bolink Eliminator cars? And who sells them? I came across some before, but I can't seem to find them again..... :|
I already have too many unfinished projects, but it'd be nice to know who sells them.

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by PimpFloyd » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:21 pm

Hey ibjamn,

Bolink's website has bodies listed on it. I think they're still in biz - they better be because I ordered a bunch of parts from them last night.

http://www.bolink.com/bodies.html

Hope this helps!

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by ibjamn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:19 pm

Thanks, I did know about those.... but IMHO the Bolink bodies are too thin......

I just remember there were more choices when I had acquired an Eliminator a little while back.....
what I do remember, was after what seemed like an eternity, I had came across them from clicking link after link from other forums.

Basically, I'm feeling too lazy right now. :-D

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Re: Wheel Adaptors?

Post by sidewinder » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:04 am

When you work up the energy try the Mcallister link they have some cool stuff designed for pan cars. I think they should fit, have a couple of Eliminators including one of the Gold Editions NIB that I bought years ago and never put together. When I get done with the Wheely King and restoring my F102 I'm planning on starting a build with the Eliminator Gold...I might even bite the bullet and go with lipos and brushless. After all, who doesn't need an 80mph pan car?
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