Realistic wheels for trailers

It seems like it is hard to find realistic aluminum trailer wheels that look like Alcoa wheels. Has anyone found wheels that look like Alcoa wheels with baby moon hub caps, that don’t cost a fortune?

Whenever I do find wheels for my trailers that I like they always get discontinued it seems.

I have been making my own baby moon hubcaps by grinding down stock hub caps and polishing them but I would rather just be able to buy them. Below are two wheels with low profile tires on them which I use for my drop decks. The one on the left would be good if I could get baby moon hub caps on it and lug nuts. The one on the right is a wheel where I make the hub caps.

 

Wish I could find wheels and hub caps like these below, that weren’t 65.00 per set.

 

What have any of you found that are similar and are in production and reasonably priced?

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10 Responses to Realistic wheels for trailers

  1. James Woolston says:

    Darwin. This is James. Your building my trailers. I’ve been looking for your hub caps an have no luck. Just like I’m trying to find 1/14 scale Day cabs with American domestic bodies cabs. I can’t find them to buy neither??

    On Jul 6, 2018 8:29 PM, “Custom Aluminum Flatbed Trailers for Tamiya Trucks” wrote:

    > Darwin posted: “It seems like it is hard to find realistic aluminum > trailer wheels that look like Alcoa wheels. Has anyone found wheels that > look like Alcoa wheels with baby moon hub caps, that don’t cost a fortune? > Whenever I do find wheels for my trailers that I lik” >

  2. Daniel Osmond says:

    Hi Darwin

    Have you tried using chrome(steel) buttons from a shirt or jacket?

    try a fabric shop who sells different styles of buttons i have use them in the past

    but don’t have any pics of it sorry

    ________________________________

  3. Brandon says:

    Have you tried contacting IHB Scale Models ? I know Steve passed away a couple months ago but I read online that his family was continuing his work.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/rctrucksandconstruction/permalink/2137181406601797/

    • Darwin says:

      Thanks Brandon,
      No I haven’t, but Pete Walsh just emailed me about someone named Steve had been making this style of wheel, and I bet it is the same person. I will be talking to Pete later today and see if this is who he was talking about.

      Thanks!
      Darwin

  4. Michael Lumpkin says:

    I haven’t been able to find anything like that myself either I would also like to know

  5. Pete says:

    Hi Darwin

    Check your email. Just sent you info about this

    Thanks

    Pete

  6. Pete Walsh says:

    Darwin,

    Check your email. I sent you some info about this

    Pete

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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