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The way I attached Pegasus rims to my Ford Thunderbird 1962

Tools you will need:
- Pegasus rims and tires
- Knife
- 3 sec glue
- Drilling tool
- Small aluminium rod
- Styrene sheet

Take a look at the rear wheels base. Compare the kit wheels and Pegasus wheels. You can see that the kit’s wheels uses caps that are inserted into the wheels and the inside part of the wheels is suppose to be attached with glue to the wheels base, so the wheel him self will rotate via the inserted cap. Now the Pegasus wheels came with holes to be attached on some pins or something like pins.

You have to take off a bit from the tunnel off the Pegasus wheel, see the difference bellow.

Now get rid off the kit’s tire and the kit’s front dish of the wheel, you won’t need them.

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Your target is to make the inner cap to be inserted into the inner part of the kit’s wheel so that the cap will lock on place the inner part.  Hope pictures will show it clearly.

With the drilling tool cut the cap and the inner part of the wheel to fit properly one to another.

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Cut from styrene sheet a round cover and make a hole in the middle. Glue the cover on the inner part of the wheel.

Then cut a piece of aluminium rod and glue it into the hole of the Pegasus wheel.

Make measures before you glue the rod, make sure he’s not too long.

Now all you have to do is to put 3 sec glue in the tip of the rod and insert it into the hole you made before in the styrene cover.

Important!!! – I wasn’t able to make the wheels spin at the end, so the wheels are attached permanently!

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