Thursday, 27 February 2014
SSR EX-C Fin Restoration - Pt.2
Continuing on somewhat from my previous post on these here.. Fixing up a set of old 4x100 SSR EX-C Fins.
I had bought these wheels with the intention (from the get-go) to re-barell these into better sizes. Fortunately for me, the EX-C use SSR's standard 20-bolt mounting flange pattern.. so I could simply browse the huge selection of comparatively-affordable SSR Mesh, until I found what I wanted!
As I had written before:
"These wheels are original 4x100, 14x6 +40, full reverse, complete and unrestored. Because of the high offset, these are the 'full reverse' style - and as a result technically have the standard 15" face.
..So.. reverse means that the face is mounted in what would be the back of the barrel, then full reverse as its the biggest face that could possibly fit."
SO.. I set about finding a set of 15" Reverse mesh. A high enough offset to have the valve behind the mounting face (these EX-C faces are the high-offset style, without the valve clearance), and with the full mounting flange behind the faces - 80's SSR style - to match a set of EX-C Mesh I have.
15 x 6.5 +32
A short while later..
The last part for me to strip were the plates that mount under the collar. On top of badly needing a repaint anyway, they were the wrong colour. I'm going for the full white face with black accesories, so off comes this paint...
Next up I'll show how I go about repainting these..
Otherwise, all good for now. These barrels will be going off to get the lips repolished, I need to chase down some new valves, organize getting the faces stripped and repainted, and so on..