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benherron
24-06-2010, 09:14 PM
Anyone got any cheap slot mags/similar alloys rusting away in their garage needing a good home?

islandman
25-06-2010, 06:48 AM
minor point, alloys don't rust they oxidise! :tongue:

Sorry couldn't resist :oops2:

benherron
26-06-2010, 01:18 PM
lol cheers.... :dunce:

JemP
26-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Slot mags - I love them!

jimcub
26-06-2010, 05:32 PM
I much prefer the turbo vecs I think they set the Nova off, I have slot mags on mine

JemP
27-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Jim, swap??

benherron
01-08-2010, 07:46 PM
God DAMMIT!!! I so wanted this set of wheels, stupid ebay.....the other guy obviously had deeper pockets than me.
Anyone got a set like this (deeper rears) for sale?? :cry: :cry:


http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/benherron/Screenshot2010-08-01at195734.png

ChrisBailey
02-08-2010, 06:59 PM
Slot mags for a VW
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wolfrace-Slot-Mag ... 1e5d46635f (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wolfrace-Slot-Mag-Alloy-Wheels-classic-VW-Beetle-/130413912927?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1e5d46635f)

benherron
02-08-2010, 08:24 PM
Cheers chris, i did see them too as they're just down the road from me, just need to work out if the tyres i have are a match and i may go for them. Still I would've loved the wideness of the first ones :)

Alzax3
03-08-2010, 07:10 AM
But aren't the first ones steelies? They look like Wellers or something similar - not really very nice wheels - especially when the rust got under the white finish, but used by people who couldn't afford alloys back when Duttons and Eagles were being sold as kits......

Spacenut
03-08-2010, 11:44 AM
That's right. They might even have been banded steelies for the back wheels.

They aren't a design I recognise - the centres are flat, whereas the old Mangels and Wellers used have dished spokes, so they may have even been home-made.

Weller wheels have always been cheap. That's why I used them on the Green Machine :D

Lauren

benherron
03-08-2010, 04:32 PM
Are there any other brands of steelies or mags i can search for on fleabay?

Big Birds Car
04-08-2010, 11:41 AM
I can't remember the name of those wheels but do remember that you could also get them on chrome, they were just cheap wheels as Lauren said. I don't think they are banded though.

Other contenders are Turbo vecs, wolfrace slots, cobra supa slots or if you are ebaying look under perhaps buggy wheels? You are a bit constrained with the VW bolt pattern but you could open that up if you changed to a different stud pattern, fairly easily done as you can get disc's with 5 stud patterns for Jag/Chevy wheels and at the rear you may also be able to get the drums in a different stud pattern but I am not sure, however you can get spacers that change the pattern as I have them on the back, again 5 stud Jag/chevy pattern. Try machine 7.

jimcub
04-08-2010, 10:43 PM
These look similar in style to the ones you looked at, just more cut outs

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/vw-beetle-buggy-camper-weller-wheels-4-stud-chrome-/260644742126?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cafa323ee

benherron
05-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Cheers Jim, didnt see them yet, and they're nearby.

I've also been offered some 8 or 9" wide "modular"s? but not sure how wide i can go until I put the body back on the chassis this weekend. ( :clapping: cant wait.) so will work out if i can take them or not.

benherron
05-08-2010, 02:12 PM
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk175/matmatmat87/buggy014.jpg

Would these tyres would be mot legal, note the slick bit on the inside....(it's a no isnt it?)

These are the ones offered to me adm.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk175/matmatmat87/buggy013.jpg

CyCo
05-08-2010, 02:24 PM
Here in Oz, most likely not. Which is a damn shame, BF Goodrich TA Radials are thin on the ground. Just got 4 myself, and for 14" rims. Just waiting on them to arrive. :D

benherron
05-08-2010, 02:51 PM
Yeh that's what i was thinking, i found a few threads saying they were hard to find, and expensive when they were available.

Anyone know how much two "p295/50/r15 104s bf goodrich t/a radials" would cost? or what could be used as alternatives?

JemP
05-08-2010, 04:20 PM
Yes, they will pass the MOT, so long as there is tread of 1.6 mm thick across 3/4 of the tyre width, and all around the circumference of the tyre. So looking at that one, you're fine with the 3/4 width bit, it looks in the pic like there's 1.6 mm in the bit shown, so as long as theres that much all round, you're good to go!!

http://www.ukmot.com/mot_check.asp#information14

benherron
05-08-2010, 04:48 PM
Cheers for the link........so there's deffo no way the mot man could fail the inside wear under a general "too dangerous" opinion?
Really dont want to buy them and then immediately have to pay 200-300 for a new set (dont mind after a year's usage).



Wheel condition
Inspection to reveal:
Damage

JemP
05-08-2010, 07:28 PM
That would refer to things like the condition of the sidewalls, if there's any bulges, or areas of wear that show the plys, things like that.