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Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« on: October 30, 2009, 12:43:42 AM »
After having brought some Wolf wheels, I took them home a gave them a bit of a study.
I thought they could do with a paint job and decided to do a proper job on them.

First, here's the wheels, how they looked when I got them.










One of them had a chunk taken out of it and it needed a bit of repair.






So i thought I had better get the welder out first and weld it up.






Then a bit of grinding to shape.






Sorted.






And now some cleaning up with a wizzy wheel, (wire brush on a grinder and drill), to get the old paint off down to bear metal.






What I couldn't get to with the wizzy was taken off in my Shot Blasting Cabinet.
I made this cabinet about 20 years ago and it's done me proud. I forgotten how many bits and bobs I've shot blasted over the years.






Once they where all cleaned up and all the old paint was removed, I took them outside and sprayed them in some primer.






They were left for a few days and then given a top coat of Land Rover Lime-Stone.








I had sprayed the backs of the wheels first and left them to dry.
They were just about touch dry when the clouds came over and it started to rain. I had to rush to get them inside my garage to give the fronts a top coat.










And a posey pic to finish.




Left them for a few days before I took them down to have some nice chunky tyres fitted.








The light in the Garage didn't do them justice. They looked better outside in the sun-light.






And here they are fitted.












JOB DONE... :cheers:  for now and I hope you enjoyed my little write-up.  :smoky3
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 07:15:05 AM »
Man those tires and rims look seriously cool on your 109.  :worship

Putting some life back in the rims really does make a big difference how the vehicle looks, doesn't it.

Top job.  :fing02


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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 08:10:05 AM »
Looks great!

Really nice truck, mind you I'm biased to 109's.

Love the spare tub leaning on the wall!

Wish I was short enough to see under a visor.


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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 12:21:16 PM »
Looks great!

Really nice truck, mind you I'm biased to 109's.

Love the spare tub leaning on the wall!

Wish I was short enough to see under a visor.


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It does cause problems when sitting at traffic lights. I miss them going to green and get horns blasted at me from those behind. I'm 5' 9" tall.
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Re: Wolf Wheels & Grizzly Claws
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 02:31:05 PM »
Been a few years since I did these Rims and Tyres. In fact, the tyres have worn out long ago and I did sell the rims on to a mate.
I do have another set of Wolfs to which I am going to give the same treatment. Just need to source some time and Tyres.
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