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General Category => Early Chevy/GM Discussion => Topic started by: Senior31 on August 12, 2019, 10:54:25 AM

Title: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: Senior31 on August 12, 2019, 10:54:25 AM
I posted this in the Wanted section as well, but:

I am looking for a single Weld Racing knock off that goes on their Rodlite wheels. My dad lost one on the way to Louisville for nationals and a semi made sure we wouldn't be able to repair it. I have attached a picture of what we are looking for. If anyone has a lead it would be greatly appreciated as these have been discontinued by Weld. Thanks!
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: madmike3434 on August 12, 2019, 06:15:14 PM
those weld spinners look like something that  BILLET SPECIALTIES was /is producing.    The only difference is that they say WELD in the middle disc area.  A photocopy or however it could be done , could be made from one of the other caps.

Photo-etching of brass comes to mind.  Water jet cutting is extremely good as is laser cutting.  All they need to produce duplicates is an original ?

mike lynch
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: Senior31 on August 13, 2019, 10:30:12 AM
Thanks for the reply Mike.  The Weld logo in the center is easy enough to replace.  They still sell the Weld logo stickers. 

The Billet Specialties are close, but they have a little bit different design and size.  The Billet knock offs have a recessed area in the wing of the knock off and the lug nut covers are also recessed.  The Weld version were smooth on both pieces.  I am in the process of 3D scanning one to see if I can machine a new one, but the lug covers are spun aluminum.  This is a little out of my wheel house.  Cutting the entire knock off out of solid 6061 will also not be cheap.

Thanks again for the reply and I will keep my eye on eBay for now.
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: madmike3434 on August 13, 2019, 12:52:18 PM
if you type in exactly what your looking for into ADVANCED SEARCH and if nothing there it will ask you if you want to be informed by email of any new listings show up with what your seeking.  Its a great service they offer.

I wish they would have a wanted section specifically.

mike
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: madmike3434 on September 12, 2019, 01:08:42 PM
just went to ebay search for and came up with this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Garage-Sale-Weld-Rodlite-3-Bar-Knockoffs/264427470458?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3d911afe7a:g:wNAAAOSwHKtdUAwq&enc=AQAEAAAB8BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qVBS56zE%2BO3%2BaSlte74h%2FRW8e4aZSmJ7TSHDFeRe6f9aX2GjGZYBUyoZQdVQ6n9kgM5LiOev6Bd5mUx54cg5JkkkIegaMWr50X1ZAsOkFR25tL2YLEoEL42VVN15B4RHu3vh%2BlGOeZC3W13JJWp7sVtXCxl2e78xmflFCjl2hqXYh09gQgMKrbhLyHOITaGMqp6MKDbGhQZ7JhBU8iqZGK43mnDLTzNVhPT0tv0MexlxnkxSpgB2Ct%2FTsrGCW%2FmdJ9zAY6oRCxHO%2Bi2eo7Zz8xqzI1mHIq2QDs4kD7LcdEe%2FBoyQV0X8MnvGCZWaLI%2FWpkuxBoSRzfywi%2FDKEMkldnZUBgqB%2FzeRd43BiOYKvcmduNYFc%2FYQtNYyDDN4vngGVUU0YPh6aka8YR9%2BaNcTgj4dwHXKFTyTilFNG02XVspjXn%2B0lZ1phXu0dqT1qvHztudfA%2BtkYJwv6WtvVnNyuUsnD2XDOwkew78T05isTRyZOAyjn5UhB2M3HGwrvKm%2Ffk8siTeERsDsoXNAyVp%2BwfWotx9hXMjgpdGhvWJ1s4U6yDC2P5%2FmtDMUekVWUz5YH5xD%2FtovWY1YY3ZgDSrY44KUn%2F34K%2F0GJ8eZnqwOBsi57qMOYxLSqlGBVx%2FDpbOKVs%3D&checksum=264427470458f6dcb7f15b65408e889019a10fedfb53

3 bar weld rodlites by speedway motors is being discontinued and they are selling them.....

hope its the one

mike lynch...................HAIRBALL
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: Senior31 on September 13, 2019, 08:19:13 AM
Mike,

      Thanks for the link.  I am watching that one, but I need the entire assembly.  It includes a spinner, hub cover, and center cap.  I do appreciate you keeping an eye out.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: Senior31 on September 13, 2019, 10:29:43 AM
I actually found one!!!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Weld-Racing-Wheels-Center-Hub-Cap/293195535375?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Thanks for taking the time to look fellas.  It is appreciated.
Title: Re: Weld Racing Rodlite Knockoff
Post by: madmike3434 on September 13, 2019, 10:47:51 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAH , seek and you shall find.  Glad you found one and in mint condition and at a price that's reasonable.  Now continue the search with ebay look for system and hopefully a spare will appear.



mike lynch..............HAIRBALL