Welcome to RAW Works. My name is Raymond and I live in the western suburbs of Sydney. This blog will be a portal for me to photo-document the wheels I refurbish and repaint. This is only a side hobby for me so there won't be any crazy custom jobs! My skills have only stretched so far as to using body repair materials, resprays and polishing, so anything that requires welding and unbuckling will be beyond what I can do. I hope to improve on my current skills as I go along, and as a lover of wheels, it's a way for me to express my art side as well as giving life to some tired wheels again.

At the moment, I'm just scouring through eBay for damaged wheels selling for cheap. If you have any wheels you don't need anymore, throw me an email/comment. At the moment I'm just buying sets of wheels to refurb then sell them off. I prefer not to do personal jobs/requests as I don't trust myself with that yet! But that said, pass me an email/comment if you need any help wheel-wise.

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Aug 6, 2012

Project FD, part 1 - measurements

This one's gonna be special.  I bought a set of 17" BBS RS ages ago for less than a pair of Nikes and was planning to save them for a build for myself, but a mate has now chimed up for a set and thought, why not use this set since I won't be using them for a while?  So here it is, part 1 of this new build based around a set of staggered BBS RS262, RS263.

I had disassembled them a while back.  Plenty of oxidation on the lips and under the paint in certain sections of the centres, baked on brake dust on the centres and barrels, lips were gutter rashed and the bigger barrels have cracks.  Bolts are, surprisingly, still very shiny and the caps were in decent condition.

Some preliminary fitment on the car that the wheels will be destined for were done and some calculations were done.  Fitment will be aggressive.

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