Tag: Wheel Rims

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part Two

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part Two

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Carrying on from the previous post, some days later we moved onto the rear wheels

As you see these are somewhat wider than the fronts which are 235/60/R15, these are 275/60/R15.

The insides of the wheels were pretty rusty to these got a quick clean up and treatment with silver Hammerite

Once the outside of the rims were cleaned a few coats ofFrost’s High Build Primer were applied

This was followed by a number of coats of Halfords Wheel Silver 24 hrs later

After a further 24 hours several coats of Simoniz Acrylic Lacquer to finish the job

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part Three

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Pretty pleased with how the rear wheels came out, playing card masking once again for the wheel silver and the acrylic lacquer.

Whilst I was at it I also refurbed the spare tyre that’s stored under the pickup bed and takes a lot of stick from the road debris and salt.

Used the spare to move the truck around whilst working on the other rims. Quite like the solid wheel look! Used the same high build primer as on the other wheels, decided to use Hammerite direct to rust paint for the final finish with no lacquer. Once done with the other rims the spare was placed back in it’s spot.

Job done!

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part One

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As the Model A is a little indisposed, the S10 Xtreme is always the backup option for the showfield. However the Rallye Steelies added a few years ago are showing their origin somewhat

Rusty Rallyes!

On all four rims the finish is pretty much the same, the victim of UK road salt and poor manufacture. The real answer is tyres off and powder coating, but for now a stop gap paintjob is in order.

Cleaning!

After a quick clean up with some brake cleaner and a wash off with some detergent, followed by a quick scuff with wet and dry we were ready for primer.

Card Tricks…

As you can see the old playing card masking trick was successfully used to get the primer onto one of the front rims.

Primed Front Rim

As can be seen the coverage is quite good, and needs to be left to cure.

At this point rain stopped play and the other front rim along with the crusty get you home spare had to be fitted. This also will get a a paint as part of the exercise.

More soon!

Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Speedo Accuracy, Meet the SCU2000

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After fitting the new rims speedo accuracy has proved to be an issue.

When I bought the truck it had the 20’s fitted as opposed to the standard 16’s and I noticed the  Jet SCU2000 fitted to adjust for the rim change effect on the speedo and no doubt remove the top speed limitation.

Jet SCU2000

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

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I’ve now got to RTFM to see how to set things for the new rim configuration, watch this space!