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Title: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: Joanna on 09 July, 2009, 09:06:30 AM
Hi All,

Not exactly in half , but just the face of one.

I have an integrale wheel that, (like the sad git I am), I would like to hang on the wall. If not in the house then in the garage.

I need to slice off the front of it but am not keen at going at it with a Jigsaw, as I like my fingers, arms and legs too much.

I have tried a few metal working places near me (east london), but no luck so far.

Any ideas of who might be able to do this ?

Many thanks
carlos


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: Richard Fridd on 09 July, 2009, 03:38:24 PM
Barnby Engineering rochester kent 01634711801


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: SteveGales on 09 July, 2009, 04:54:34 PM
Hi Carlos

Glad I'm not the only daft one! I had one of my 16" evo wheels in the rockery for ages, very nice it looked too.

It had cracked on the inside rim of the wheel after a visit to the Isle of Man. Now they are so scarce its back in the garage just in
case it can ever be repaired.

Regards

Steve


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: lancialulu on 09 July, 2009, 05:53:47 PM
On that basis just knock a circular hole in the wall and mount the wheel as a window.porthole - sounds a lot cheaper and retains value!

Tim


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: fay66 on 09 July, 2009, 06:35:02 PM
Hi Carlos

Glad I'm not the only daft one! I had one of my 16" evo wheels in the rockery for ages, very nice it looked too.

It had cracked on the inside rim of the wheel after a visit to the Isle of Man. Now they are so scarce its back in the garage just in
case it can ever be repaired.

Regards

Steve
Hi Steve,
I take it you have an Alpine between each section, what about a photo?

That reminds me, I thought we were going to get a gallery for the photos at some time?

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: Harvey on 09 July, 2009, 07:52:19 PM
That reminds me, I thought we were going to get a gallery for the photos at some time?
Brian
8227 8)

Yes - I'm halfway through installing but need some expert help. Should be done some time soon(ish).


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: chugga boom on 09 July, 2009, 08:26:35 PM
Hi Carlos

Glad I'm not the only daft one! I had one of my 16" evo wheels in the rockery for ages, very nice it looked too.

It had cracked on the inside rim of the wheel after a visit to the Isle of Man. Now they are so scarce its back in the garage just in
case it can ever be repaired.

Regards

Steve
steve we often see cracked wheels in work and there is a very good engineering company around the corner from me who repair them, they do a first class job so hang on to it!!! basically they grind the crack out to a V shape and tig weld it up, then they sand it back down, so far NONE have come back ! so they do a good job


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: Neil Lewis on 09 July, 2009, 10:58:57 PM
steve we often see cracked wheels in work and there is a very good engineering company around the corner from me who repair them, they do a first class job so hang on to it!!! basically they grind the crack out to a V shape and tig weld it up, then they sand it back down, so far NONE have come back ! so they do a good job

I guess since Lancia wheels are so "soft", ie, they deform easily, they are not heat treated.  So welding should be just fine.

Neil


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: fay66 on 09 July, 2009, 11:03:27 PM
That reminds me, I thought we were going to get a gallery for the photos at some time?
Brian
8227 8)

Yes - I'm halfway through installing but need some expert help. Should be done some time soon(ish).

Thanks for the update Harvey, afraid I wouldn't be any help on that score. :-[

Brian
8227 8)


Title: Re: Slicing an Alloy wheel in half
Post by: Joanna on 10 July, 2009, 12:54:18 PM
Thankyou Richard,

Spoke to Mike at Barnby Engineering in rochester, and what a nice man, he can slice the wheel in half for 40.

Thanks again guys.

Carlos