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"Bergers 10" Resin Semi Truck Tires.

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"Bergers 10" Resin Semi Truck Tires.
Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 7:25 PM

Hello every one. I have a set of thos cool wide front and rear tires by Mr Berger. An I have had to modifi my standered Revell and AMT wheels to fit them. So I'll show you how I have done this.

First the sets for new tires, as I got then from Mr. Berger.

Here's some photo I shot showing the rear set and then the front to tires.

1/24 Single Wide rear truck tires wich are called Fuel Consumption Tires.

1/24 Front Flotation Tires.

Here's a set of rear wheels that come with the wide rear tires.

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 7:29 PM

Here's a shot showing the rear and front side by side, showing that they are not the same size or width.

Now I got these tires to fit an AMT project that I was working on at that time. An when I placed the AMT wheels in the tires I noticed they didn't fit. The AMT wheels that is. (Both Front and rear).

Notice the small gaps around the wheel.

Next I'll show you how I fixed this problem.

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 7:45 PM

Being an old wheel holder my self, I know just how a Front Flotation Wheel should look. The AMT front wheel is not as deep as it should be.

So I will have to make it deeper. I wrapped sheet styrene around the front wheel and glued it's front ring to the outter wheel. I started work on the rear tire as well.

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 7:56 PM

Now with a little putty and some sanding, I thing I have a nice set of new wheels.

Now for the Revell wheels. I simply cut of that wide inner lip and sand the outter wheel smooth till I could push the wheel in to the resin tire.(Remember to sand any paint off once you paint your resion wheel or you will have to sand the wheel down more.

 Now the stock Revell front wheel Is not a Flotation type wheel. You could fix them to look the part, as I will show later. An the rear is not as deep as they should be but they look ok, and will fit with some cutting and sanding.

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Posted by Viper93 on Friday, August 05, 2011 8:29 PM

Who is Mr. Berger and how does one go about getting a set (or more) of these tires from him?

 

Thanks!

Chad

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 9:03 PM

Well first off Mr. A Berger is a good and felow truck modeler. Here's some of his work and I'm sorry for any fuzzy photos.

Sadly I didn't take more photos of his truck that day. The purple truck in the back ground is hes'.

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 05, 2011 9:17 PM

Let me try and remember the story. He saw the real tires on a truck passing him on the road one day. An thought they would look cool on one of his truck. So he made some for this truck (Image Blow).

Photo of real tires:

So after a lot of us asking him about the tires, He went on and started making them for othere truck builders. To get you hands on these awesome tires. Your going to have to contact him through his E-Bay page. http://shop.ebay.com/bergers10/m.html

I'll ask him if he has any othere way, that he's willing to give to the public.

Later dudes!Cool

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Posted by Butcher on Sunday, August 07, 2011 11:40 AM

Super Singles! those things look awesome on a rig. I see them alot on the highways up here. Sure wouldnt mind getting a pair for one of my rigs. Great lookin whels and tires.

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 07, 2011 2:22 PM

Hay "Butcher" you should get a set. Till I'm able to produce my wheels, I showing how to use your Revell: Kent and Peter wheels with these tires.

Any way once you have your front wheels sand down to fit the tires. You will need to fix the inner wheels. Cut of the large outter wheel lip. I suggest you us sprue cutters to trim off that holder lip.

Remember that the rear mounting wheel has a longer mounting ring that the front wheel. Seen here, the starting trimed wheel is the front wheel:

Once I sand that outter wheel, I though I would go on and fit. I was rong.

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 07, 2011 2:27 PM

The wheels still had two big of an edge, that I had to remove.

Now when it comes to you sanding that thick edge off. test the fix before you sand the hold thing off.

See here on the front wheel I sand it a bit to much. It is on the right. It sits a little low.

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 07, 2011 2:32 PM

To fit the rear or inner wheel, I use the pegs of the stock revell outer wheel.

Next I'm going to paint them and show a full set on my latest project.

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Posted by hemi hunter on Sunday, August 07, 2011 3:28 PM

great looking wheels and tires nice rigs aswell

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 07, 2011 5:09 PM

Thank's Hemi, I'll pass on your comments to my friend A .Berger. I have not painted the tires yet. I wanted to test fit them on my build first.

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Posted by rigbuilder on Sunday, August 07, 2011 7:24 PM

Where can I get a set of these?

I love building models.

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Posted by White_R34 on Sunday, August 07, 2011 8:36 PM

Here's his E-Bay page once again!YesCool "good buddy", It's full of photos.

http://shop.ebay.com/bergers10/m.html

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Posted by White_R34 on Friday, August 12, 2011 9:25 PM

Painted tires.

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Posted by White_R34 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:30 PM

Ok this is way late and I now see that I was wrong when it comes to the AMT wheel size. Now all AMT truck wheels are the same. When I first got my hands on my friends rear "Energy consumption tires" and tried to fit the Louisville Delivery truck wheels I found that they didn't fit as I stated in the earlier photos. Now after getting the AMT White Freightliner CO and test fir the wheels, I found that they fit so perfectly in the Resin Tire and that I was wrong about the size of all AMT Truck wheels. As well as the new Soft / Hollow Rubber tires. (Shown below).

i1071.photobucket.com/.../BR-Project-3.jpg

i1071.photobucket.com/.../BR-Project-5.jpg

The Louisville wheels are of the 1:25th scale and will leave a gap when using the resin tires. Ok the AMT wheels used on the Soft / Hollow rubber tires. On the left the 1:25th Louisville Delivery wheel and on the right the White Freightliner CO wheel.

i1071.photobucket.com/.../BR-Project-4.jpg

I hope you get your hands on the new and softer rubber tires that are out now. Oh and he has made a set will and even duller used rubber finish that the show room finish of the set I have. (I like that show room finish my self).

i1071.photobucket.com/.../BR-Project-6.jpg

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Posted by White_R34 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:33 PM

Sorry I forgot how to add photos to this forum!

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Posted by cadillac on Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:34 PM

Are these tires soft?

What paint did you use?

The last Image of the tire in the vise doesn't identify wheather it's Resin or not. All of the Resin parts I've ever used are not as soft as the one in the image. The only Aftermarket tires I've ever purchached are made of Black RTV and looked like modern Radials. They're for Light Trucks, SUV's and the like.

I prefer to build my kits with modern tires. Bias Ply had their time. You'd be surprised how much better my '57 Nash Metropolitian Steered, Rolled and Handled because of them. The same was true for my '69 Austin America, '73 MG Midget, '74 Ford F-150, my '71 Toyota Corona MkII, the list is too long. Once the Radial Tires were put on, they were better than new in Ride, Handling, Traction and etc..

I've got an AMT Ford C-900, a Lindberg Dodge L-700, an AMT GMC Astro 90, and my (purchashed used/built and rebuilt by me) Ford F-8000 Toter Truck "Little Mule". These Rigs could look better with these modern Tires and Wheels.

I case you need a laugh I made a Video of the Mule- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OUljJUMzNo. No thanks to anyone on or accociated with YouTube.

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