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« on: July 27, 2007, 05:34:38 am »

Well after many years of patience I have purchased a set of 4 original BRMs. Hopefully they should be on my door step by this time next week (or sooner I hope Grin)

I'm personally interested in what additional hardware I need to mount these to my Beetle. What helps maintain the wheels/polish. Any help is appreciated.

I would like to see this topic explode with info and pics regarding Original BRMS, anything and everything goes....
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 09:49:55 am »

you will need special insert for lug on wheels
F.A.T made it I thought
you could find to F.A.T the center caps too
I ve got mine last year and wait another one to have a set of 5 wheels
you could find pictures of my wheels in the post callook wheels
did you will use them on a bug or other vw
did you have pictures
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 10:49:16 am »

LUCKY MO FO Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 14:58:51 pm »

I have 4 genuine lug inserts and no genuine wheels.  They are just sitting on a shelf waiting for someone in need.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 16:33:21 pm »

What helps maintain the wheels/polish.

A lot of spare time, Mothers mag polish and finger tips that don't wear out.

Oh, and after that, lot of spare time, Mothers mag polish and finger tips that don't wear out.

They are like owning the Golden Gate or  Fourth Bridge.

By the time you have finished polishing it's time to start again.

Welcome to purgatory - it's a place between heaven and hell.  Grin

Still, original BRMs are worth the black finger tips in my opinion.
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 16:44:24 pm »

Cool wheels.

IMHO I have to agree with the statement Sarge made. There is more to life than a can of Braso. While your polishing your...wheels, I will be out driving mine.  Grin I would leave them grey so everyone knows they are the real things.  Cool

Oh, and welcome to the forum Don. For those that don't know, Don Bulitta has a very nice, and well traveled, '66.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 17:15:43 pm »

I have to agree with the statement Sarge made. There is more to life than a can of Braso.

I haven't polished my BRMs for ages, they get a once-over once a year if they aren't naughty.
I would love that better than chrome Magnesium shine, but I am just beyond being able to allocate that amount of time to the quest - especially while there are still places that sell beer left on this planet.

If I could locate the place where you go to employ really cheap labor, I'd have my very own full-time  Berm Polisher, and he'd have on of those shirts with a name patch on. 

I wouldn't even beat him or anything like that; He'd have job satisfaction, I'd have gleaming Berms.
Everyone'd be happy.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 18:03:48 pm »

Very cool, Chris.  I thought you were only buying one wheel.  When do you pick them up?
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 18:08:44 pm »

Happiness is BRM shaped  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 18:12:50 pm »

wicked!
-awesome new stance-
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 18:15:15 pm »

Happiness is BRM shaped  Wink



What is your wheel size front and back?

Thanks,

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2007, 18:20:56 pm »

You running T-bars now Ivan?? Looking good.

Congrats with your new wheels Slingy.
I have a set of four BRMs myself. I like them better when they are dull, or maybe I'm just lacy lol.
The best polish I have found is the one made by snap-on.  http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=15087&group_ID=1886&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog
Not cheap, but works like a dream!!

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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2007, 19:02:43 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2007, 23:19:29 pm »

thanks for the link
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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2007, 17:50:26 pm »

DONNY B - YOU HAVE PM.

Luke I can't belive I bought all four, but I figure I will be into the Cal Look For Life, and BRMs are not getting easier to find or cheaper. And the price was right (as far as BRMs go). I just can't wait to get the Single Cab on the road so I can move on to the 67' , It's going to look damn mean, can't wait Grin
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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2007, 19:40:14 pm »

Does anyone have any Original BRM Caps or Inserts they are willing to sell?
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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2007, 19:41:54 pm »

good luck Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2007, 05:46:07 am »

A few pics from Pat Tina's garage
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2007, 05:47:27 am »

nos left hand thread brm studs
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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2007, 08:24:34 am »

god i think i need a set of BRMS Smiley

Rune when your done with yours give me a heads up Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2007, 10:41:55 am »

If I can test drive the car, post polish....you have a deal. I even have my own "Jim" patch.

I wouldn't mind at all Jim - I'm not the precious about the car that I don't let people drive it. Mi kafer, su kafer!
Trouble is it'd have to be the next time you're in the UK and you'd have to get grip with driving in what would be your passenger seat and shifting gears with your left hand. Ask Bill Schwimmer what it's like - he'll tell you as he's driven my car already.
The first time you try a RHD after a life of LHD - you try and find a shifter on the door panel - it's weird but fun. 
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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2007, 10:58:53 am »

Mi kafer, su kafer!
I look forward to my turn Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2007, 12:05:54 pm »

more pictures please of the pat tina garage  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2007, 17:04:49 pm »

On my magnesium Americans, I use some 0000 steel wool  and Mothers polish.  Makes quick work of a mildly tarnished wheel.
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2007, 22:15:38 pm »

god i think i need a set of BRMS Smiley

Rune when your done with yours give me a heads up Smiley

In your dreams buddy  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2007, 22:17:07 pm »

A few pics from Pat Tina's garage

Wow!!
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« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2007, 02:11:15 am »

nos left hand thread brm studs

So let me get this straight, The longer part of the stud threads into the stock drum, and the shorter part of the stud, is the lugnut end. So you tighten your lugs by threading them left? Please correct me if i'm wrong.
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2007, 03:17:50 am »

nos left hand thread brm studs

So let me get this straight, The longer part of the stud threads into the stock drum, and the shorter part of the stud, is the lugnut end. So you tighten your lugs by threading them left? Please correct me if i'm wrong.
The short threads 12mm screws into the drum, the longer 14mm goes thru the wheel insert to unite with a lugnut
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« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2007, 03:22:52 am »

more pictures please of the pat tina garage  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2007, 05:39:59 am »

more pictures please of the pat tina garage  Grin
Does he want to sell the white car?
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