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.

My Facebook page is @ http://www.facebook.com/raysalloywheelworks/, please "like" it!


Feb 25, 2013

The Rookwood Renegades

Before the New Year, Justin of Justin Sung Photography mentioned the possibility of doing a RAW Works photoshoot, just a chance for us to have a look back at some of the wheel builds that went on during 2012.  It was a big year for RAW Works; I finally made a Facebook page and after completing stage 1 of Tony's RS001s, attention started gathering.  Then came Kennedy's big dish 17s followed by Josh's convexed 15s with spiked bolts and finally, Areis' gold 17s.  I did some smaller jobs here and there, replacing pairs of lips and resealing wheels, but they were the four major builds.  And so a few weeks back, we finally got together and did a photoshoot at Rookwood Cemetery (Tony's idea).

Michael Klimentos and Winson Louangkhoth of Street Cover came down with us too, sharing their expertise with their camerawork.

The day could've been better organised (my bad) but we all managed to meet together at North Strathfield IMO carwash and cruise down together to Rookwood.  It was an awesome sight though, seeing my builds rolling on four consecutive cars, all stanced the fuck out.  A lot of heads turned, some necks broken.  Unfortunately the rain didn't hold off, with patches of rain hitting us at the carwash (after some of the guys had dried off their cars) and some real heavies during the shoot.  But that didn't stop us, with Bunnings umbrellas being whipped out left, right and centre.

Anyway, on with the photos.  Only some of my favourites I've posted here, the rest can be found at my Photobucket - http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/rayray086/RAWWorks/Photoshoots/Rookwood/?start=all

I only took snaps at Rookwood, but some of the others took photos at the carwash and I'm pretty sure there were some rollers too.  I'll add them in as I find them.


Thanks to the boys for coming out; Tony and Kennedy (fellow House of Stance members), Areis (of Stance Slutz) and Josh (of Team Break Even).  Also thanks to Justin (of Justin Sung Photography) for tagging along and doing what he does best, and Michael and Winson of Street Cover for taking time out of their Sunday to do this shoot for RAW Works.  It was great to see all the builds come together in one location.  And to those that say BBS RS are played out, you can go fuck yourselves!



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