Creating the TRUE 13" lowrider wire wheels took quite some time and patience. Combining two slices of the Aoshima rims was hard because they are tappered and don't line up. Bondo and lot's of carefull sanding resulted in a clean looking dish with nipples resambling the OG 13" lowrider style wheel.



For the spokes/ wires I used an old style deep dish Pegasus wire wheel. They have a better definition and depth than the new style Pegasus wheels which look quite flat more like a euro wire wheel. I used a Dremel tool for milling the edge of the wheel so that it fit the rim size and 5.20 tires I created.


 
Molds were created and the result look excellent! I used Alclad chrome to check out how the final chromed wheel would look like. I used Alclad directly on the black resin parts after a good clean up. Alclad does a good job but you can't compare it with real chrome it's more of a polished alluminium but still looks good.
Finally an authentic looking wire wheel in 1/25 scale!