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Offline Pfreen

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Lotus alloy wheel centers
« on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 01:13:11 PM »
I designed and machined on a lathe aluminum alloy wheel centers to go on Lotus alloy wheels.  I thought the oem plastic centers were cheap looking (not price!) and either cracked and fell off or faded in the Florida sun.

I think the new centers look nice and should last a long time.  I did clear coat them so they will not need to be continually polished.

I hope I got the photos small enough for everyone to read them.  I would be happy to email the files if you would like.

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Offline EuropaTC

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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #1 on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 02:03:22 PM »
Now that's a definite improvement on the Lotus centres, looks neat and professional while keeping a nod back to the original design.  Well done that man !

As soon as all the other TC owners log on and catch that top photo I can foresee a nice little cottage industry in your future...    ;)

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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #2 on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 02:07:25 PM »
+1

Very nicely done and much nicer than the original centers. You might end up selling several sets!

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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #3 on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 02:07:52 PM »
I don’t need a cottage industry, but I have talked to Ray at RD Enterprises about these.  He may want to manufacture them, or with the design, anyone can do it.  i have a manual lathe so it takes some time, but a cnc would make it simple to make.

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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #4 on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 03:12:28 PM »
PLEASE MANUFACTURE THESE!

I'd pay a pretty penny for these.  Let me know who to open my wallet to.




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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #5 on: Monday,January 22, 2018, 03:23:28 PM »
WEIGHT!!!   are they heavier than the plastic ones?   we don't want to add weight now, do we? :FUNNY:
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Re: Lotus alloy wheel centers
« Reply #6 on: Today at 01:25:56 AM »
wow fantastic looking mod. The plastic ones are terrible and as you say not cheap. Ive just lost one centre so if anyone does go into production I will have a set  Good job that man