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« on: March 16, 2006, 16:05:13 pm »

 Roll Eyes I would like to know your taste as regards rims for one cal look. which you would put on your cal look????original  models or beautiful repro???  don't hesitate to add some pict of your preferred rims. for my part here's my small collection of rims og empi 8 & 5 spokes, crestline, and flat 4 brm' S
for me the real empi 8 are the most sexy wheels for a pure 70's cal look  Cool
i hope you 'll add some cool wheels Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 16:16:57 pm »

the crestlines are my favourite.

as i don't have the money to buy some fancy old wheels, i would buy repros, (enkeis at the moment). i still have my 356 repro-chromies in my garage and i like them that much, that i will not sell them.

oh, and it's alway a question of getting the wheels street legal here in germany, too. can be difficult with some old original aftermarket wheels.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 16:34:24 pm »

hey andi i prefer your car with the 356 wheels  but she's nice with the enkei , And I see well on your car with lucas turns signals instead of kochs grills horn and she will the perfect dkp 1 looker it's my opinion Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 16:42:12 pm »

hmmm, i need a second set of tires to use on the chromies. could be nice to change the wheels from time to time Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 16:43:39 pm »

Here is my favourite. Still some work to be done before they are ready for the car though:
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 16:44:48 pm »

 I like almost every 5-lug wheel. Different wheels look good on different cars. It just depends on which style your prefer...

 I have had some 4,5" sprintstars lying around for my splitwindow. I once traded them with a guy for normal 5-lug VW wheels.
 The guy I traded 'em with didn't care what wheels he had on his buggy as long as it looked okay... Cheesy
 I've sold those Sprintstars a while ago to buy my Shorrock. I have to find other wheels for my split now... Sad

 For my 1967 (model '68) bug I have bought some Old School Fat Lip G.T. mags (as VW calls them)... 
 I hope to find 'em on my doorstep in about 5 weeks. Can't wait!!  Smiley

 Here's a pic of the wheels.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 16:50:14 pm »

I am kind of one-track minded, and just love those chromed Empi Srint Stars. Sexy as hell ;-)   

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 17:14:54 pm »

I would like to know your taste as regards rims for one cal look. which you would put on your cal look?

Detailed early Fuchs. Beautiful, strong, light, easily found and a fuckin' cliché  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 17:22:28 pm »

Original Empi 5-spokes - with a nice coat of golden paint!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2006, 17:36:30 pm »

Centerline 3.5"- 6" and original Empi 5 spoke  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006, 17:55:59 pm »

if i 've the money to buy another set of wheels it would be like this Grin
the big wheels love this rims very nice on 70's cal look or the american torq trust d but in 5x205 lug pattern.... oh yeahhhh they're so sexxxxxxxy  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2006, 18:12:42 pm »

original Empi Rader wheels!

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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2006, 18:30:53 pm »

Nicely detailed BRMs (Speedwell or quality repros) or Ercos (DDS of course, too). Raders are ok, too. But I'm thinking of going back to my Ercos.



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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2006, 19:04:40 pm »

My rules of wheels!

Any wheel heavyer then a fuchs alloy sucks Grin

Most importent is the front wheels, when they hang two feet up in the air Cool

Other then that I like most wheels from the golden era (e. g. the 60's and 70's  Undecided)
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2006, 19:20:01 pm »

My #1 choice for a race car would be a set of DDS rims, for the simple reason that these rims are an item designed for drag racing only. OK, some use them on the street, but if you hold one in your hands, you'll realize they're not made for hard cornering... They are light, very light... Roll Eyes

For a street car I like detailed Fuchs, maybe that sounds boring but I like them! (Fitted by using a 356C brake system, of course... Grin)













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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2006, 19:57:33 pm »

I can't say I have ONE wheel I like or prefer.

On my Ghia I can't think of another wheel that suits it better than my original Gasburners. On a '68 Late Looker I would prefer original Empi Spyder mags (aka 8-Spokes), on a wide five bug I love chromed Srintstars and original Empi 5s. You see, my choice of wheels always depends on the car and usually on the bodycolor as well.
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2006, 20:17:12 pm »

 Wink yes you're right it depend of much of factor  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2006, 20:20:25 pm »

 Shocked make your choice  ... Huh
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2006, 20:23:12 pm »

 Huh
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2006, 20:38:41 pm »

 WOW... nice alternative for wallpaper... Grin


 I was thinking of buying the American Racing wheel with the 4 "spade"-shaped spokes for my 68 bug,
 but somehow I don't like wheels with an even number of spokes as much as I like wheels with an odd number of spokes...  Undecided
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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2006, 23:25:20 pm »

I will have a set of the JGE Torker wheels, I think they are a nicz alternative to the $$$$$ originals

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2006, 00:35:06 am »

I am particularly fond of the small Porsche pattern... 5x130
My favourite wheel on the "looks scale" is the 6" Fuchs. And on the "function scale", original Gasburners, light, but so ugly that they grow on you!

The wheel on top of my wish list right now is a set of 7" Torqe Thrust for the Porsche pattern.

In the 5x205 category I long for speedwell BRM's... and BIG WHEELS
In the 4x130..  just one wheel.. Empi spyder!

In the "no-bolt-pattern-at-all" category these are my favourites:
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2006, 09:39:04 am »



In the "no-bolt-pattern-at-all" category these are my favourites:


Ohlala...you have been working on it!
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2006, 09:46:50 am »

4x130: Empi 8-spoke
5x205: BRM
Other: Gasburners....yeah...they certainly make MY day!  Cool
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« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2006, 10:53:00 am »

I love my Chapparals. Slot mags are just soo 70ies, so American.. Ideal for a period looker. Most of these were wide and 13" and 14" and meant for Manx's. Mine are 15x5 and perfect on a Type 1 with 50mm narrowed beam. "Rounder" and more sexy than the Ansens. My opinion.
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« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2006, 11:50:21 am »

I like my Raders but must fix a car to have them on.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2006, 13:01:27 pm »

I love these Sprintstars, at the moment in work, but soon they will fit the front of my car.  Grin
Not sure if I should paint or crome them?

Also I really like American Racing wheels in 5x205 and 5x130.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2006, 13:14:33 pm »

I love these Sprintstars, at the moment in work, but soon they will fit the front of my car.  Grin
Not sure if I should paint or crome them?

Chrome the "spokes"...and black paint in between.
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2006, 13:22:42 pm »

This thread is almost like pure sex  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: March 17, 2006, 13:34:37 pm »

Sorry I wasn´t precise enough, the question is chrome/black or silver/black, don´t like fully chromed wheels out of 356 wheels.

I have the luck to own 2 complette sets, so the tendency goes to fit one car with a chromed set and when the other car is finished put the other set painted on her, but not sure at the moment.
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