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Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Lets take a look at this amazing Taurox Wheel Conversion kit....


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Lets lead with an image shall we of the Taurox Wheel Conversion from Victoria Miniatures. Because I am sure the header image will be cropped in some odd way….

Front - Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Front- Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Side - Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Side – Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Underside - Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

Underside – Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

OK so now the eye candy is out of the way – what of the kit……

Taurox Wheel Conversion From Victoria Miniatures

The kit is available from Victoria Miniatures (in Australia) and it really is excellent. I have had it for over a year and its taken me this long to get around to constructing the Taurox and putting this custom wheel set up. There are now other conversion kits available from Zinge Industries (in the UK) and Blood & Skulls Industry (in the USA). But over a year ago I think this was the only one so I got it shipped half way round the world from Australia to the UK!

So it was not immediately obvious how this went together. My knowledge of cars and the automotive world is zero, I can drive one, but thats it.

Taurox Wheel Parts

Taurox Wheel Parts

This image from the Victoria Miniatures web site was a big help as it shows how the wishbones are used on the front wheels. There are two on each side, the one you can clearly see and another directly below it out of view.

Taurox Wishbone View

Taurox Wishbone View

Its also worth noting that the two slightly lighter wishbones are shorter than their darker counterparts. This is because these shorter versions go on first and are forced slightly in towards the wheel and so need to shorter to stop the wheel being at an angle. This image shows the lighter wishbone at the bottom and allows the “axle” where the wheel is glued to be vertical, if both wishbones were the same length then the bottom one in the photo would force the axle out at an angle. This can be done because there are four of the darker wishbones while you only need two. So one (like me) can get carried away and fit the wrong ones first time around!

Taurox Wishbone Usage

Taurox Wishbone Usage

The housing that the axles and wishbones attach to fitted neatly with only minor scrapping needed to get them to fit over the original model as seen below.

Taurox Wheel Housing

Taurox Wheel Housing

I had a slight issue with the back axle as seen below in that it did not marry up to the housing very well. But some strength, elastic bands and some super glue soon sorted this out.

Taurox Back Axle

Taurox Back Axle

Summary

I love the kit, it really makes the Taurox look good, instead of er, crap?

I think I will pick up a set of this conversion for every Taurox I end up with, which may not be many, but it might be 4 – who knows. But now they all need to look this good!

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