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Old 09-23-2011, 08:54 AM   #81
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VERY nice thread Joel. Haven't spent much time in the Berg section because...well XR's KICK ASS!!! I'm bummed I missed this thread. VERY inspiring build for sure.

Like I told you in Vegas...I'm planning on running all 3 clubs this coming season so it'll be cool to fondle your...um...rig. Yea...your rig. See ya in the 801 brutha.

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Old 09-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #82
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Congrats on your rookie season and your finish at nationals and I'm looking forward to see what you come up with next.
Thanks Rob. This season was a blast and really learned a lot. Looking forward to hitting the rocks and getting back on my mill (in Nov when I'm done with this 7 day work week crap).

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #83
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VERY nice thread Joel. Haven't spent much time in the Berg section because...well XR's KICK ASS!!! I'm bummed I missed this thread. VERY inspiring build for sure.

Like I told you in Vegas...I'm planning on running all 3 clubs this coming season so it'll be cool to fondle your...um...rig. Yea...your rig. See ya in the 801 brutha.

J.D.
Glad you like it. Nice to meet you in Vegas. Look forward to seeing you at the local comps and watching your XR kick some...um...uh...ass.

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Old 09-25-2011, 07:00 PM   #84
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Glad you like it. Nice to meet you in Vegas. Look forward to seeing you at the local comps and watching your XR break

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Old 09-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #85
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LOL
You guys are hilarious.
Congrats on the Nats Joel!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:41 AM   #89
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Looks good but you should just make your own wheels.
Great idea...I think I'll get started.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #90
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Sweet, you prison stint must be over. Make sure you post lots of machining pictures along the way
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:42 AM   #91
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Great idea...I think I'll get started.
i only count 16 plates. you need 44 more if you plan on getting all my wheels done
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i only count 16 plates. you need 44 more if you plan on getting all my wheels done
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #93
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OK Rob, here are mill steps and one worthless shop dog that sleeps on the bench. Had to make a lathe jig for turning the wheel discs. I used a VP hub and bedlock to position all of the holes in the jig and discs. Made a jig to hold the beadlock in place as a drill template. Not pretty but worked very well. Sorry Nabil, these are not VP products so you can't use them on your new rig. However I'll have to test them for a couple of years to ensure they are ready for your Berg.

I have about 20lbs of delrin tube/rod in my garage...time to make a serious mess.
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Nice work. How thick are the faces? My .063" 7075 ones seem to be withstanding a fair amount of abuse.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:49 AM   #95
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Exact same stuff. They will flex under hard loads and snap back...so my axles don't have to.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:59 PM   #96
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Got a little bit done today. It's remarkable how easily a miter saw will cut delrin. I thought it would be problematic...wrong. Mounted up the stock, bored it out with increasing centercutting endmills (1.5" max) then switched to the boring bar. Cut the OD with standard lathe tools and then cut them off. Repeat. I get two bead inserts per 3" stock. They came out a lot better than I thought they would and they easily hold a 2" OD knuckle. New knuckles will happen once my VP hub assortment arrives so I can get the new specs correct. The bead inserts are very tough yet light. I'm not sure what a complete 1" SLW weighs with 460 hubs/hardware but these will likely be ~45g each once I make the inner compression ring. The bead inserts could be be thinner and lighter but I like the insurance beef for the minimal weight increase. You should see the size of the delrin afro in my trash can!
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Nice work. I have wanted to make a similar setup for some time but lack your motivation. Have you considered making an assortment of compression rings from different materials? Maybe from Delrin, aluminum, brass or steel. While a lot of work it would be a pretty trick way to adjust the weight and inertial of the wheel.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #98
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I think I'll stick with the knuckle weights for now. It would be cool though. I need to make a new set to go with my new homemade Egressor wheels. Proper design Christian. I made a new adapter for my beadlock compression jig too. I included a shot of the delrin afro in the trash. Tomorrow time permitting I'll get started on knuckle weights. Hopefully my VP package will arrive soon so I can drive her before the SoCal opener this coming weekend. This set are 0.9" wide instead of the 1.0" I've been running. I'll make a 1.0" set next in case I want to go back. I like the flexibility this design afford without having to make new wheel discs. It was a bunch of work but the next set will go a fab a lot quicker. Doing the back o the napkin calculations these will cut 5.3oz off of the rig placing it squarely below 5lbs RTR. It will likely take some getting used to and require some tuning (springs/oil).
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Wheels are looking great.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:14 PM   #100
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They weigh less than an ounce each?
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