Summer 2016 studio updates

Show season 2016 is far under way and we at the studio are developing many new exciting projects/products for the second half of 2016, 2017 season.  As a result, we will not be taking any wheel builds on at the studio for the time being.   This includes full builds, re-drills, and/or centerbore work.

during this time, www.spinfab.bigcartel.com is still fully open and stocked with your favorite items and all orders in stock usually ship out same day as ordered around the globe.  The site will also be growing soon with new products!

As an incentive to our loyal customers, we will also be offering individual products from the site for 1 week flash sales throughout the next few months time.  Keep up with us on instagram #spinfab and or the blog for latest updates.

 

 

log onto www.spinfab.bigcartel.com for any of our awesome parts.   Enjoy the summer!

2016 Style 5 billet waffle plate/hex combo – Order Now!

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate-hex-combo-new

The sales for the first production run of the bbs style 5 billet waffle plate/hex combo in 2015 were so overwhelming that we decided to put this into our permanent collection and do a 2016 run with further improvements to the design! thanks to everyone much for your support. We will continue to design and engineer parts just like this combo that are only offered through our studio.

The second major production run is just about complete (March 30, 2016). As a thank you, the Pre-order for this production run offially opens TODAY Wednesday Mar.23, and all preorders ordered before March 30 will receive the pre-order price which is 10% off retail. Price will go back up to the normal rate on the 30th when all stock is ready to ship

Please add in the Discount code PREORDER to receive the 10% off during this time

examples of a few of the installed sets in various finishes.

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate-hex-combo-new

Just to jump back to the initial info offered on this piece which has now had about a year of use in the market, and so far the response has been great
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bbs style 5 billet waffle plates to convert your style 5 into a “large face bbs rs” – brand new design 2015

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate

We went back to the drawing board on this one. most buy the style 5 wheel because it looks similar to the arguably most popular wheel of all time, the bbs rs. The style 5 is cheaper to find, more common, came as factory equipment on a few cars, and is a simpler 2 piece construction (face + barrel). Unfortunately there are downsides to this wheel being a cheaper wheel, most notably the center cap assemblies being made of plastic.. Limits buyers to either not running a center cap at all, or having to paint the wheel face and center cap rather than powder coat. You don’t see polished style5 wheels out there for a reason; the center cap being made of plastic limits the potential of this wheel

we have been for a few years machining style 5 wheel faces with weld in threaded center bore sleeves (not offered for sale to the general public) and coupling this with machined oem bbs waffle plates and our half height billet hex caps, but the amount of work, time, and the fact that the oem rs waffle plate spokes don’t line up exactly with that of the style 5 face caused us to want to rethink the whole thing, which has been the driving force behind this project. Reference picture below of the machined in threaded center bore sleeve that is still offered on a custom set going through the full treatment (style 5 3 piece 18″ shown).

for the normal buyer though wanting an easier alternative-

style 5 billet waffle plates. drop in to the style 5 face, can be coupled with our drop in half height center caps for a seamless install with no modification to the actual wheel** Now you can finish the wheel to whatever finish you can think of, have the look of a bbs rs, and now even have more opportunities to fit newer cars with our 3 piece conversions to 18″ and 19″ sizing.. A major benefit to this is that the style 5 face is way larger in diameter than the bbs rs faces out there, and doesn’t need a huge slanted lip to upsize the wheel to 18″ or 19″ sizes/ Lets face it, the double and triple step designs are awesome because they make a wheel suited for early ’90s cars in 16″ size and allow them to be built to larger diameters to suit more modern day cars, but they really are a love it or hate it thing. Why not start with a larger diameter face and couple with a simple stepped lip to make a 19″ wheel suitable for most cars of today.

the waffle plate and hex with a style 5 (rc090) face

waffle plate fitment

press in the hex to hold it down

add your 70mm bbs logos (can be found in our webstore)

machined to perfectly match up with that of the style 5 face. before the only option was machining down oem waffle plates which left you with mismatched spokes almost 2mm off of each other

vs the oem waffle plate being machined to fit, and unfortunately still not lining up exactly

These will be available for ship in the month of July from our webstore
http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate

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picture comparison of 18″ rs triple step vs 19″ style5 3 piece conversion to come shortly. for now, the two faces (17″ RS & RC090 style5) for comparison

can you tell the difference anymore? 16″ rs face vs 17″ style 5 face with our billet drop in additions shown… upsizing the very small bbs rs face to 18″ requires triple upsizing while 18″ in the style 5 converted “rs” requires a standard stepped lip and 19″ requires a double step. finally options for a larger faced timeless wheel

To be clear, the billet style 5 waffle plate is not the same part as the rs billet waffle plate, and shares nothing in its design. both have different thicknesses, different overall diameters, different center holes, and the actual pattern itself is not even the same.

These need to be ordered for the correct wheel when ordering off of our site. Info can be found on the big cartel link, and or by email info@spinfab.net

Again, all of this can be looked at in further detail at the spinfab store spinfab.bigcartel.com

2016 Build List

Happy New Year to all who visit the blog. With all of the ideas and planning for the upcoming 2016 season, here is a list of the wheel sets we are building for this spring. All wheel sets below MARKED IN RED are up for grabs unless noted. We will update this list twice a week to make sure its up to date.

The earlier we discuss the details, the more likely the set can be built before all of the craziness of spring happens. We always urge possible buyers to come forth as early in the year as possible, and this list of all options we will be offering may help make it easier. Sets are obviously all from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s so its not an off the shelf type of thing which is why the sooner you get on line, the sooner you can grab a set. Currently build time is approx. 2 weeks* and every set on the list is in process and up to the final stages of finishing so as to make for a seamless build process. Sets that are marked as completely finished are being sold as is with the specs provided and can ship out immediately. These particular sets will also have pictures at the bottom of this post displaying their completion.

If anyone wants to reserve a build in process, email info@spinfab.net immediately. the sets left are going fast.

1.bbs RS 5×130 18×9.5/11″ NOS faces - called for11/11
2.bbs RS 5×130 18″ - called for3/25
3.bbs RS 5×112/57.1 – can be 17,18″ (lg. face)sizing to any spec and finish - called for3/11
4.bbs RS 5×112/57.1 – 18×9 / 18×10″ any finish
5.bbs RS 5×100/57.1 – can be 16,17,18″ sizing to any spec and finish
6.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for11/14
7.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for1/08
8.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for1/27
9.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for2/13
10.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for2/15
11.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for3/10
12.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for3/15
13.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for4/8
14.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for4/11
15.bbs RS 5×120 16″ - called for12/16
16.bbs RS 5×114 GTR 18×10.0 +12 - called for12/20

17.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 15″x8″ - called for2/15
18.bbs RS 4×100/57.1 15″x8″- called for3/15

19.bbs Strosek 5×100/57.1 – 18×9+25/18×10+35 or 18×9.5+30 – faces mirror polished- neo-chrome hardware –  

20.bbs RF 5×100 18×9/10 - called for12/17
21.bbs RF 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for11/11
22.bbs RF 4×100/57.1 – can be 16,17″ sizing to any spec and finish - called for11/11

23.OZ Futura 5×112/66mm – full brushed faces, everything else polished – 18×9″+30/18×10″+20 2/3″ lips
24.OZ Futura 5×112/66mm – mirror polished faces – 18″ build - called for1/14
25.OZ Futura 4×100 can be 16″ sized to any spec and finish

26.bbs RSII 5×120/72.5 – can be 18″or 19″ 3 piece sizing to any spec and finish concave faces all around.   
27.bbs RS 5×120 rs302 18×8.5/9.5 - called for3/2
28.bbs RS 5×112 rs324 18×10 - called for3/13
29.bbs RS 5×130 18×9/11 - called for3/20

Thats the complete 2016 list. This will get updated once sets are called for, and if by chance we import any more sets the list will grow. For now, this is the list as planned in its entirety. If anyone wants to reserve a build in process, email info@spinfab.net immediately

Obviously, if you want to build your own set and need any of our billet parts, rare oem parts, tools, or hardware etc… feel free to browse the webstore – spinfab.bigcartel.com

tiny pictures of a few of the sets that have been called for over the past two months all finished up.

we will get into further detail on each set in the upcoming spring newborns post

V3.0 Hex Cap expanded line in the works. Mix and Match

V3.0 – Any BBS wheel; Any spinfab billet center cap

Our best seller in the small automotive part designs here at spinFAB design studio continues to be the half height threaded billet hex caps for bbs rs and others http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/spinfab-bbs-half-height-billet-abs-plastic-hex-caps-large-thread. We started producing the first batch of these back in early 2011, an a lot has grown since then. The version 2.0 design that has been primarily sold through most of 2014/2015 allowed for further engineering off of weight, even better threading ability in both small and large thread size, and varied heights (1/2 and 1/3) + a wide array of custom finish options offered on spinfab.bigcartel.com.

Well, we felt the need to take everything a few steps further to keep pushing the ideas forward and also to keep testing our abilities, and as a result: now in the works is version 3.0 of the hex cap line of products.. Yes a full line of billet hex cap products. Very excited to hint at this project which is going to be rolled out in a few stages as its quite a complex engineering project. The first of the stage of this rollout happened last week with the introduction of the small thread and large thread half height hex V3.0 for immediate sale. This is the only center cap line, and will grow to cover the wide array of vintage bbs wheels out there.

The premise is simple. There are a lot of vintage bbs wheels out there that could benefit from the addition of billet hex caps, but some of these wheels came from the factory threaded with various thread sizes, some with clip on bottoms, some twist locking bottoms, some just press in plastic caps, etc. A very hard task to design a solution for each and every wheel and also while keeping stock for all of these things. So heres our solution.

1. Hex cap billet top halves of varied heights – We will soon be offering billet aluminum machined versions of the following heights – flat cap, 1/2 height hex, 1/2 height conical, full height hex all with the same 3 prong locking areas machined into the hex cap.
* shown are a few of the in process prototypes which are all now into production for an approx. completion April 1.

The flat cap in particular is an engineering nightmare. In order to have a plastic bottom, ability to fit the 70mm logos with the same locking system, and stay “flat” it took some serious time and modeling to make the part work just like the others. Huge benefits over the full billet caps being sold out there as the plastic threads are much more forgiving, do not fall off, and lock on tighter than that of the billet threads. We are very proud of this part getting to final production.

2. We are injection molding in abs plastic the bottoms just like factory did so many years ago – large thread (72mm) now in stock, small thread (58mm) now in stock, twist lock (bbs rf) now in stock, press in (bbs rm)-coming soon, and others. We will be stocking quantities of all of these different pieces and will update the webstore once each design finishes its initial production run. spinfab.bigcartel.com

3. you can now mix and match. You want full height billet hex caps for bbs rf because its never been done before, you will soon be able to select full height and RF and we will send out the set with the twist lock lower bottoms and full height billet tops. You want flat caps for RM, you select each in a drop down menu and will get those shipped to your door. Lets say in a year from now, you already own a version 3.0 set of hex caps for your bbs rs set and want to go from 1/4ht to half height, you will be able to disconnect the billet tops, and order just the alternate design billet tops off our site and pop them onto the lower threaded bottoms. You want to switch from a machined set of billet caps to ones that are neochomed next season, its as simple as disassembling, ordering and reassembling the cap with the new top halves.

speaking of neochrome caps, we now offer pvd neochrome finishes as well as neochrome hardware and neochrome valve stems

And all of these designs will be made to accept 70mm 3 prong oem logos just as do all of our cap designs produced here at the studio. And to hint at something else we will also be offering to add to the collection of rare resin bbs logo caps we offer – billet 70mm pop in logos as well with machined logos.. And now there will no longer be the discussion about having a set of metal threads on the caps as well as the wheel faces needing thread lock and/or having them stuck or loose like the competitors lesser quality parts. These will have plastic bottoms, much more forgiving in terms of working on say a damaged wheel face, and no more cross threading on the wheel. The plastic bottoms are much more friendly to heat, stay on the wheel better without backing off while driving at high speeds, less prone to being stolen etc. the benefits are numerous. While the plastic bottoms might not have as much of a “bling” factor as having aluminum threads, they do function overall better than the aluminum bottoms and are far more forgiving overall since all of our designs are being used by buyers on vintage wheels that have been around for some time, most of which are no longer in perfect shape.

As stated above, we are going to start the rollout of the version 3.0 line with threaded small and large threaded bottoms and half height billet hex tops starting immediately at the webstore. The options will then grow from there every few weeks, so stay tuned…. The spinfab.bigcartel.com site will undergo some changes once the full implementation of the designs happen to make the user experience far simpler. Start by choosing the wheel you have from a drop down menu, the type of hex top you want, then the ever growing list of finishes to choose from, and lastly add to it oem or aftermarket logos if needed.

renderings, images, and other info will be surfacing in bits and pieces for obvious reasons. This is a large undertaking as it requires designing, engineering, and machining a lot of different individual components to make a seamless overall line of product to sell. and we are venturing into the injection molded plastic parts as well as machined billet aluminum which opens up a whole new world of new techniques and things to learn.

oh and to show progress on a fun new product we have hinted at a few times… the new billet bbs steering wheel center horn

as do all of our products, this cap has been designed to replace the old yellowed or cracked plastic horn top from vintage BBS steering wheels with a billet aluminum cap. Clips onto the steering wheel in the same fashion as the original, and allows for matching 70mm logo caps to snap in to match your wheels! Perfect for the person obsessed with bringing the vintage details of their car to the next level. These are in production and have an eta. of April 1

NEW for 2015 – NEW Production ready DESIGNS IN BILLET: Post #2

To add to the items we are showcasing from the new product offering this year, here are a few more designs which are up on the site for immediate purchase

spinfab.bigcartel.com

1. bbs RF hex tops v.2.0 – tweaks to the design which enable the use of the standard bbs hex tool to tighten and take off
2. bbs RS large thread half height billet hex – slight tweaks to the design to further engineer out unneeded weight, and couple with more threads
3. bbs RS small thread half height hex – rerun of past design with a few minor tweaks
4. bbs RS large thread premium hex caps – brand new design, machined bbs logos built into the design for the person wanting the truly premium set. can be entirely polished, plated, chromed, etc.. no need for the resin logos
5. bbs RS billet waffle plates – brand new design, full description below discussing the design and its vast improvements over oem.
6. bbs style 5 billet waffle plates to convert your style 5 into a large face bbs rs – brand new design, only one of its kind.
6. bbs style 5 billet waffle plates + 1/2 ht. hex caps drop in* – brand new design, only one of its kind, description and info below.
7. OZ futura center cap assemblies – brand new design, full description below discussing the design
8. BBS full height hex top sleeves for wheels with plastic hex caps – slight tweaks to the design to further engineer out unneeded weight and improved tightness over oem plastic hex caps

Months of planning, engineering, and machine time have gone into these new offerings. Our fourth product highlight is discussed below

4.bbs RS large thread premium hex caps – brand new design, machined bbs logos built into the design for the person wanting the truly premium set. can be entirely polished, plated, chromed, etc.. removes the pop in resin logos and replaces it with a much higher end machined logo.

The design question was fairly simple.. How do we simplify the billet half height hex cap assemblies we already produce (and are currently our best seller here at the studio) even further and allow for a cap that can be customized in its entirety? All original bbs logos from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s now are cracked and lifting from the heat, sun and age on plastic parts, and honestly the newness of a perfect logo in the center of the wheel really defines that of a well restored wheel.

heres our solution. Remove the resin logo altogether, follow the tolerances and overall shape of that domed cap from the original, and machine individual logos right into the face of the cap in a variety of logo lockups. Here are the two we are offering on the website

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-conical-cap-set

and the alternate version “designline” themed cap

these can be purchased immediately in the full mirror polish/machined logo options shown above, and in a few weeks in custom finishes, plating, chroming, etc.

now onto more pictures of the finished pieces since thats what everyone wants to see

mocked up with the BBS RS billet waffle plate

getting cleaned up and checked after the polishing and machining of the various logos for this batch

installed on a very special set of bbs strosek faces we have been working on in the off hours. 5×100/57.1 now, staggered pad heights, full mirror polish

teaser of the mocked up rear wheel before assembly. more info on this set will be up in the near future.

Again,these are available on the following link http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-conical-cap-set

here is a comparison of the 2 logo options on the strosek faces

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and just to drop another teaser of the part that is in prototyping stages now and will be offered in the fall months.. The spinFAB billet resin logo/horn button set for bbs steering wheels. The vintage steering wheels have been gaining in popularity lately. Unfortunately just like most vintage items, most need work, are in disrepair, logos are faded and yellowed, etc. One main feature of the bbs steering wheel is the center horn button which is in just about every case broken and faded. Well just like our generous offerings of billet and resin parts for the bbs line of 3 piece wheels, why not have that same offering for your matching steering wheel?

This item will be offered with a single oem logo or set of 4 bbs logos (1 of each color) and our newest designed billet horn button logo holder. presses and locks into the steering wheel like the original, all function of the button is retained, and you get the option of any 70mm logo to match that of your wheels.

NEW for 2015 – NEW Production ready DESIGNS IN BILLET : Post #1

May 25. 2015

With the completion of the spring production run at the beginning of this month, we wanted to showcase a few of the new designs and features brought to you by spinfab design studio for immediate sale, and a hint of a few designs which will be dropping soon.

spinfab.bigcartel.com

1. bbs RF hex tops v.2.0 – tweaks to the design which enable the use of the standard bbs hex tool to tighten and take off
2. bbs RS large thread half height billet hex – slight tweaks to the design to further engineer out unneeded weight, and couple with more threads
3. bbs RS small thread half height hex – rerun of past design with a few minor tweaks
4. bbs RS large thread premium hex caps – brand new design, machined bbs logos built into the design for the person wanting the truly premium set. can be entirely polished, plated, chromed, etc.. no need for the resin logos
5. bbs RS billet waffle plates – brand new design, full description below discussing the design and its vast improvements over oem.
6. bbs style 5 billet waffle plates to convert your style 5 into a large face bbs rs – brand new design, only one of its kind.
6. bbs style 5 billet waffle plates + 1/2 ht. hex caps drop in* – brand new design, only one of its kind, description and info below.
7. OZ futura center cap assemblies – brand new design, full description below discussing the design
8. BBS full height hex top sleeves for wheels with plastic hex caps – slight tweaks to the design to further engineer out unneeded weight and improved tightness over oem plastic hex caps

The items we are most excited to be adding to our lineup are in bold. Months of planning, engineering, and machine time have gone into these new offerings

bbs RS billet waffle plates

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-billet-aluminum-waffle-plates

- This project was started here at the studio for a few reasons
1. bbs oem waffle plates 09.24.028 were becoming harder and harder to source over the years
2. quality of the oem waffle plates are not great. it is a thin stamped metal part and doesn’t hold up well to time.
3.The thin oem metal waffle caps tend to warp and bend when overtightened and fit horribly once bent
4. The thin nature of the metal plates causes some issues with finishing. In the case of powder coating for example, the average powdercoater doesn’t take into account the fact that the wheel face and waffle plate are 2 completely different materials, and are very different thicknesses. Many report colors being off after being in the oven to bake the powder. This is because of the needed adjustment of time in the oven that most out there don’t seem to account for, and also the fact that the cool down periods are quite different for that of a forged aluminum face which has thicknesses over and inch in some spots, compared to a stamped metal waffle which has a half millimeter thickness throughout. Proper preparation of the caps vs face is also different, media to blast with is different, the list goes on..

so our challenge was to design a part with way better tolerances than that of the original, same material quality as the faces, and thickness that allows for the same prep, finishing, and cool down as the faces they are working with. We wanted a part that fit way better than the original plates do, and could stand up to time and abuse. The thin oem metal waffle caps tend to warp and bend when overtightened, these wont do that. The waffle plates don’t fit the faces well, these do. The oem waffle plates are hard to find, and harder to find in good condition… We are proud to say thats no longer an issue! Introducing the spinFAB billet waffle plate for the BBS RS

comparison shot of oem vs billet – machined finish

add in our billet half height large thread hex caps and oem logos

machined to allow for finishing tolerances without making contact and damaging the wheel face

Again, these are available for immediate sale on our webstore
http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-billet-aluminum-waffle-plates

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OZ futura center cap assemblies – brand new design

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/oz-futura-billet-aluminum-center-cap-assemblies

similar to that of the bbs counterparts, the OZ futura is a timeless wheel many find quite sought after, and want to build. Made from the late ’80s through the late ’90s, these wheels are forged aluminum construction and feature matching center caps (m298) which over the years have gotten quite hard to source. Many were lost or stolen, damaged, etc.

spinFAB Billet OZ center cap assemblies feature billet 6061 construction, far better tolerances than the originals, logos machined right onto the caps, ability to be finished to anything under the sun, and ability to couple these with carbon rings or stainless rings to suit your build*

mock up pictures on a set we are soon to be building. don’t mind all the raw unfinished parts

these are available for immediate sale on our webstore

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/oz-futura-billet-aluminum-center-cap-assemblies

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bbs style 5 billet waffle plates to convert your style 5 into a “large face bbs rs” – brand new design

http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate

We went back to the drawing board on this one. most buy the style 5 wheel because it looks similar to the arguably most popular wheel of all time, the bbs rs. The style 5 is cheaper to find, more common, came as factory equipment on a few cars, and is a simpler 2 piece construction (face + barrel). Unfortunately there are downsides to this wheel being a cheaper wheel, most notably the center cap assemblies being made of plastic.. Limits buyers to either not running a center cap at all, or having to paint the wheel face and center cap rather than powder coat. You don’t see polished style5 wheels out there for a reason; the center cap being made of plastic limits the potential of this wheel

we have been for a few years machining style 5 wheel faces with weld in threaded center bore sleeves (not offered for sale to the general public) and coupling this with machined oem bbs waffle plates and our half height billet hex caps, but the amount of work, time, and the fact that the oem rs waffle plate spokes don’t line up exactly with that of the style 5 face caused us to want to rethink the whole thing, which has been the driving force behind this project. Reference picture below of the machined in threaded center bore sleeve that is still offered on a custom set going through the full treatment (style 5 3 piece 18″ shown).

for the normal buyer though wanting an easier alternative-

style 5 billet waffle plates. drop in to the style 5 face, can be coupled with our drop in half height center caps for a seamless install with no modification to the actual wheel** Now you can finish the wheel to whatever finish you can think of, have the look of a bbs rs, and now even have more opportunities to fit newer cars with our 3 piece conversions to 18″ and 19″ sizing.. A major benefit to this is that the style 5 face is way larger in diameter than the bbs rs faces out there, and doesn’t need a huge slanted lip to upsize the wheel to 18″ or 19″ sizes/ Lets face it, the double and triple step designs are awesome because they make a wheel suited for early ’90s cars in 16″ size and allow them to be built to larger diameters to suit more modern day cars, but they really are a love it or hate it thing. Why not start with a larger diameter face and couple with a simple stepped lip to make a 19″ wheel suitable for most cars of today.

the waffle plate and hex with a style 5 (rc090) face

waffle plate fitment

press in the hex to hold it down

add your 70mm bbs logos (can be found in our webstore)

machined to perfectly match up with that of the style 5 face. before the only option was machining down oem waffle plates which left you with mismatched spokes almost 2mm off of each other

vs the oem waffle plate being machined to fit, and unfortunately still not lining up exactly

These will be available for ship in the month of July from our webstore
http://spinfab.bigcartel.com/product/bbs-style-5-custom-waffle-plate

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picture comparison of 18″ rs triple step vs 19″ style5 3 piece conversion to come shortly. for now, the two faces (17″ RS & RC090 style5) for comparison

can you tell the difference anymore? 16″ rs face vs 17″ style 5 face with our billet drop in additions shown… upsizing the very small bbs rs face to 18″ requires triple upsizing while 18″ in the style 5 converted “rs” requires a standard stepped lip and 19″ requires a double step. finally options for a larger faced timeless wheel

To be clear, the billet style 5 waffle plate is not the same part as the rs billet waffle plate, and shares nothing in its design. both have different thicknesses, different overall diameters, different center holes, and the actual pattern itself is not even the same.

These need to be ordered for the correct wheel when ordering off of our site. Info can be found on the big cartel link, and or by email info@spinfab.net

Again, all of this can be looked at in further detail at the spinfab store spinfab.bigcartel.com

In the next month, the half height style 5 pop in hex will be complete and ready for sale (undergoing engineering adjustments) and we have a pair of fun new product designs to complement the wheel parts for inside of the car that should get people going. Wheel whores, stay tuned… heres a partial teaser, full explanation and information on how it will all work to come.

*coming summer 2015
**buyer to verify fitment.

Build recap: Rodolfo’s 964 build via dapper.us

A few months back, we were in talks about a possible porsche project coming to life on the west coast that we here at spinfab design studio needed to be a part of. The build- 964 carrera 4. the client- Rodolfo – emortal over @ Dapper.us

The initial talks were fun in that they seemed to be stretching reality when it came to what was being discussed, mostly in the sizing and specs department. This type of project that pushes the limits always turns out the be the most fun type of project for all involved. A project that starts with a little bit of disbelief in its goal set feeds the interest in the project. When it moves forward through the entire process in a way that inspires total confidence in the build team taking on this seemingly impossible task, the final product never fails to impress. I personally had a lot of hesitation early on with the proposed sizing of the wheel set for the 964 as it seemed that the wheel halves we were going to be using were too aggressive from the narrow bodied 964s previously looked over and measured by the team for previous project concepting. Lots of back and forth and we were reassured that if we built it, the car would be adjusted and tweaked to make it all work. And in its current form, one can see that is exactly what took place here.

The direction was simple. 5×130 low pad small faces upsized to 18″, as wide as we could think of fitting on this chassis, and then finished to concours quality; triple chromed faces and waffles, 24k gold plated details, bubble outer halves coupled with stepped inner halves, and whatever else we could think up along the way.

lets let the pictures do the talking. Again, a huge success and hats off to the team at becausebags, the dapper.us crew, and all others involved in the build process. We look forward to being a part of many future projects with you guys.

more pictures to come as they surface. Credit goes out to each of the photographers who snapped these pictures. If you see a picture needing credit, let us know and we will add it in.

the assembled set we hinted at a few months back after completion. triple chromed faces/ waffles, 24k everything else, oem bbs white/gold logos, mirror polished bubble outers, satin black stepped inners for brake clearance.

and on the completed build:

heres a short video that just surfaced from Mike Koziel, photographer out of NJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SavIWhOlctQ

more to come. This certainly is just the beginning as we know this project will be getting a lot of attention in the upcoming show season.

newborns for fall

Here are a few of the fun vintage wheel builds over the past month or two to share. We will be lessening the vintage wheel builds entirely at the studio in order to make room for the NEW commissioned complete custom one off 3 piece sets (under the spinfab.invitational), and the ever expanding automotive part production and future small goods line; so if you would like a vintage set for the upcoming season, let us know sooner than later.

17″ rf build_textured/matte finishes

polished vs. triple chrome… can you tell which is which?

champagne metallic/ 24k_ one of our favorite color combinations over here at the studio. this set has abnormally large upsized lips, cant wait to see them fitted to the vehicle they are slated for.

upsized gloss white/ 24k set going all the way to japan for a special project. This isn’t our first set sent across the world, but this is the first of a few sets being built for the japanese market. Looking forward to future sets on builds over there.

black chrome on black chrome on black chrome on gloss black… every little detail has been scoured over. just about impossible to shoot photos of these damn things because of the crazy reflections of everything. these are the better of the attempts. This is a pretty rare 5×112 /57.1 original set that was built originally for an audi from the factory in 16″ sizing.. has since been upsized to 18″ and many weeks later finished as shown. One of the craziest vintage sets we’ve had roll through our studio.

Frost matte silver powder with matte gunmetal plated hex and black hardware.

some of our recent custom plating tests… triple plated rose gold spinfab half height hex/ hardware, copper plated hex, 24k plated hex, black smoke chrome conicals.. the crazy finishes are getting insane over here. these can be purchased at any time from our store spinfab.bigcartel.com

if anyone has questions or wants to order something that is shown here, email info@spinfab.net please allow 48 or so hours for a response as the volume of emails has been growing exponentially.

and just to finish off this post, here is a quick teaser picture of one of our own projects underway here at the studio, and the 24 hour 3 piece build. A lot more info to come on this, as we are very excited to show it off

Summer 2014

6/10/14
So, to start this summer, there will be a few changes over here at the studio, as we have a lot of exciting ventures and designs to work out the details of, and also quite a few car builds that need to get buttoned up so we can enjoy them. As a result, there will be changes to the projects we hand select to work on from this day forward.

-the spinfab store will remain completely open all summer and all orders will ship out as they always have within 1-2 days of order. spinfab.bigcartel.com

-all new wheel builds will cease for the summer. obviously all current sets in process will be complete and will ship as per plan in the next week or so.. This would only affect new orders after today as we will not be taking any for the remainder of the summer months unless its a really unique opportunity…

-all sets that are complete and have yet to sell (or be posted up) will be posted up in the next week or so. they will be for immediate sale and can ship within 2-3 days of the order. We have wheels in 5×100, 5×112, 5×114, 5×120, and 4×100 available for immediate sale and will post up in the coming days

-Starting today, we will be permanently limiting the number of redrilled vintage wheel sets from now on. Too much of the current work fell in that category and we like to keep our work spread out across many platforms. Too much of the same thing is never fun, and we like variety. We here as designers also like to keep ahead of the current trend, not just follow trends as others do, which led to this decision.

-the main studio focus after summer will be on new products, the new forged wheel line, and some hand selected automotive projects as well as other markets altogether.. You will be seeing a lot of high quality products coming out for next season, and a couple of crazy builds for this season.

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back to the normal blog posts

Ringtool by Reductivist

-as an example of collaborative work from the industrial design portion of our studio that has had a fun impact on our lives, here is the Ringtool project.

I personally had a blast working on the numerous design rounds and learning the ropes of bringing a small design like this to mass production with my good friend Jonathan, founder of reductivist.com. This product has had a long list of successes so far, and I figured I would give it a quick shout out while people can still purchase them from the site. Super useful for car guys needing small tools on the fly.

Do more. Carry less. Ringtool was conceived as an ultra-light solution for cyclist commuters, but its applications extend far beyond the biking community. A super compact alternative to lugging around a full size tool kit, Ringtool lives on any standard keyring, always on-hand for minor repairs or in the event of an emergency.

Features:
-Bottle-cap opener
-3mm Hexhead
-4mm Hexhead
-5mm Hexhead
-6mm Hexhead
-8mm Hexhead
-Flathead Driver
-Phillips Driver
-Torxhead T25 Driver
-Spoke wrench for 130” (3.30mm) nipples
-Spoke wrench for .136” (3.45mm) nipples

head on over to his site again to purchase your very own ringtool. http://reductivist.com

-V

All big cartel orders shipping this week

Just an update that all big cartel orders for hex caps and such will be shipping out this week. We have our first batch of polished hex caps back and will be shipping all of them out this week for the past two weeks orders. Thanks to everyone for the support, and keep the orders coming

here is a quick sample of the completed mirror polished half height hex caps (threaded) on the track set of bbs RS that are now up for sale as a complete wheel and tire set. 18×10.5 all around with 265/40/18 Bridgestone RE-01r competition spec tires, built for the 370z/350z/g35 platform, as well as the z32, s14/s15 240sx platforms

we also now have more items in the updated big cartel store including the full line of hex caps, logos, wheels, decals, and soon to be added small goods line of product.

spinfab.bigcartel.com

we will also add a few wheels from time to time that are complete and ready for immediate sale if a buyer doesn’t want the completely custom wheel build that has a lead time. obviously the track RS set will be the first to go up since its complete and ready for immediate sale