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Old 27-11-2019, 10:19 PM   #441
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All looks pretty easy


Or should that be you make it look easy

Looking good, keep up the updates, very interesting to watch/read.
Is it easy? Well, yeah it is I guess. You just need to think what's happening with the metal all the time. Every action has an effect. Sometimes it just doesn't make any sense. That's when you walk away and put the kettle on!
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Old 28-11-2019, 09:43 AM   #442
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putting the kettle on is always a good idea
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Before I go much further with the body, I need to decide on the wheels. I know this seems premature, but if I change my mind after I've done the body I need to ensure they will fit.
So my current wheels are from a marathon beetle, 15" et34 offset. I do like them, but, well everything looks better with bigger wheels, right?
I've been looking at 1950's sports cars and see many with "pepper pot" style wheels or spoked wheels. I don't want to go spoked, but have been looking at these


They are 16" 6j et30
If I fitted 165/55 tyres I'd get a similar rolling diameter as stock. I think a higher wall tyre would look more vintage though. The larger diameter wouldn't be a problem on such a light car.
I will be replacing the discs and rear drums anyway, so I can fit pcd 112 ones instead
What do you guys think?
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I like those. I’ve always preferred plain, simple, painted steel wheels.

I think you’re right though, you’re going to need a high profile tyre to look “right” with the rest of your design, so I’d suggest that you make sure you can get appropriate tyres before you commit to wheels.
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I have been offered some porsche 928 alloy space saver wheels...... Very cool, quite expensive, 15" though, but very lightweight.
Those steel wheels I posted above are ove 12Kg each without a tyre!
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These are the porsche wheels.



15" 5.5"wide with et30 offset
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Audi and Mercedes steels are available in 6x15 size and have a variety of offsets too. Only 40 new too.
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These are the porsche wheels.



15" 5.5"wide with et30 offset
I like those, they remind me of the old Dunlop racing steels as found on old racing Jags and such


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I like those, they remind me of the old Dunlop racing steels as found on old racing Jags and such


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I'm surrounded by racing jaguars at the moment, so I'm not surprised that's my inspiration!
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I don't think I can justify the porsche ones, they are expensive and, still only 15" by 5.5"
The T3 ones are much heavier, but they are 16" and will take a wider tyre.
If I could find a wheel and more importantly, a tyre, with this style at 17", all the better!

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I've been messing around offering up different wheels with various offsets. I have concluded that I am very confused now!
I think that the 30mm offset of the T3 16" wheels will push the wheel out too far. Yes it's only 4mm difference in offset to the Marathon wheel, but it's 2" wider.
So maybe the porsche wheels and hang the cost (to be fair I'm swapping them for hours worked on the sellers project)
Or maybe just keep the marathons?
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