|Subject:||RE: WANTED MERCURY WHEEL DISCS YOUR PRICE PAID||Date:||Mon Nov 2 15:28:40 2009|
I have a nice (not quite NOS)set of Mercury discs for a 20" rim. After your post, I looked at them and concluded that the cost of the dies to stamp them correctly will probably be very expensive (and maybe cost prohibitive). Additionally, they are attached with studs (or perhaps a bolt and a nut as I don't know what they look like) that are convex on both sides to fit the concave depressions in both discs much like a lug nut. I forgot to take an exact count but it's probably 12 per wheel. Of course these will have to be remade as they are non-standard fittings. I don't have one to copy but I do know someone that has an original set of discs on a bike so I can probably get one to copy. Finally, after fabrication, a small circular cutout has to be made in both discs to provide access to the valve stems and of course there are special fasteners for these plates.
Nontheless, I will show these to a metal fabricator who produces body panels for exotic Pebble Beach show car restorations to get an opinion. Needless to say, I will only reproduce the discs if they can be done perfectly. Once I determine a price for the first set, I'll post again. Since these discs will also fit 20's Harleys and Indians, there may be enough of a market to do it. I will NOT underwrite the entire cost upfront and will only proceed after I have enough PAID (i.e., probably 50% down)commitments in advance.
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HAS ANYONE EVER REPOPPED THESE? LET'S START MAKING THEM . THEY ARE
TOO COOL! B