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By chance does anyone know of a place/website/friend... that does fully custom rims. As in i submit a design and they make it? Also, plastics. I want to get track plastics that look like they are one solid peice on the sides without hoes or gaps that i could also modify for my headlights? Any feedback would be appreciated. :thumbup
 

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it cost a butt-load of money im sure, from the cad design to the cnc machining. thousands of dollars. 2 different rim widths n such. people do get it done though. call O.C.C. and ask them where they get their custom rims done.
 

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I am sure any custom wheel place could do them. I am also sure it would cost a crapload. I could do a body like you described, but again it will cost ya, and I am not sure if you will mess up cooling?
 

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im sure Orange County Choppers could order you some........
 

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I am sure any custom wheel place could do them. I am also sure it would cost a crapload. I could do a body like you described, but again it will cost ya, and I am not sure if you will mess up cooling?

Give me a round about quote. Im looking at getting it to where i can compete in shows so air flow isnt a huge deal. Though i do plan on riding it still. Yeah i figuered the rims would be like 5k or so. Still debating
 

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damn bro, 5K for rims? Fuck OCC, call west coast choppers and have jesse machine you some. at least he makes his own parts, plus he once owned an R1. OCC are assemblers, not builders IMO
 

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Ummmmm... Sry to say $5k isn't gonna get you shit as far as custom made rims. You might be able to get the CAD design done for that much, but as far as the CNC your SOL if thats all you have for wheels. Second making a show bike takes time and heart your personal work will stand out a lot more then letting a shop build it for you. Its little touches that impress people at shows. Take your stock body work and glass it up and shape or clay it up and get a mold pressed of what you want and then you don't have to settle for something that you don't want. Right now I'm in the process of building my "Show Queen" everything is chromed out or polished. I did some custom fabrication on a few pieces and they really make a lot of difference. Very small but when they are noticed ppl trip.:thumbup

Good LUCK and I hope you find some one to make your wheels.:thumbup
 

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Give me a round about quote. Im looking at getting it to where i can compete in shows so air flow isnt a huge deal. Though i do plan on riding it still. Yeah i figuered the rims would be like 5k or so. Still debating
If you Just want a set modified which I don't recommend cuz eventually the glass will shrink and you will be able to see where most of the mods took place I would say between $500-$1000. If you want something mocked up and molds taken from it and a glass or carbon body probablt between $2000-$4000
 

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designing something with cad is actually rather simple. i say this because i am an architecture major with lots of cad experience under me belt. designing your own custom wheel would not be that difficult. as for the machining part.. you might wanna try going to a college/university with a CNC machine who would help you out with your little venture. its not an easy process by any means, but it is do-able. maybe theyll agree and just ask you to supply the materials :p
 

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What your talking about is the smart way. This guy wants a shop to make it for him. I. E. That means a some one that has expertise in CAD desigining rims that means he is a "specialist." In other words your gonna pay for him to design your rims, then your sending in a custom design that he/she did not do and then you don't even know if the design is structually sound. You have a lot of holes to fill in your plan to get custom made wheels. Also the price of the materials yeah thats gonna be really cheap since all metals prices have doubled in last two years.......:thumbup

A university might and thats a big might b/c of liability reasons they probally won't...


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designing something with cad is actually rather simple. i say this because i am an architecture major with lots of cad experience under me belt. designing your own custom wheel would not be that difficult. as for the machining part.. you might wanna try going to a college/university with a CNC machine who would help you out with your little venture. its not an easy process by any means, but it is do-able. maybe theyll agree and just ask you to supply the materials :p
 
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