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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

test fitting my new 3 piece wheels .On the rear they are 17x 9" but need to fit a narrower 2" lip to clear. The inside has good clearance.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

17" EMPI Fuch replicas... Anyone have any tips on how to polish the spokes to a mirror finish??

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

To polish the rims by hand start with 1000 grit or 1500 grit wet/dry paper then 2000 grit to 2500 grit to 3000 grit then use your desired polish to make em shine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Is this coming from experience Lonotch?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

xzener wrote:
Is this coming from experience Lonotch?


I've done many sets of rims and parts just like that, it takes time and your hands will turn black.

If your rims are anodized it will needed to be removed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

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it takes time


Used a pneumatic drill, buffing wheels, Mothers Aluminum polishing paste, and about 2 1/2 hours per wheel. Before and after on some American Racing rims.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Those look great, well done Runamuc!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

The procedure is right....
The issue is that as they are now its easy maintenance, wash and wear. Once you polish them you have to polish regularly. You will have black fingernails monthly Smile Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Yeah, I think I will wait till the Ghia is finished before I decide.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Just ordered the rest of my 17" Fuchs. Painted the cap, not quite done yet but looking good...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

I Looked a lot of photos before I went with Sprint star repro's. Seems to suit the fat chick body style well. Sitting on 185/60s front. 195/60 rear.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Nice Fatchick!! Perfect stance.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Since I've lost all my Photobucket pics --- was gonna update the original post, but can't since it is too old

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now without blue stripe and with windows

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Took a lot of work getting right barrels and lips to get the correct offsets but all done.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Beautiful! Keep up the great work.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

alansvwTwinCab wrote:
Took a lot of work getting right barrels and lips to get the correct offsets but all done.
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Looks great, since someone has already grafted the beetle headlights in, it would look even hotter with some 911/912 headlight assemblies (although the look could be done cheaper with just the lenses in the beetle housings, but the pattern would be greatly affected.).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

They are 356 Headlights......there's a link to the build on Samba 'alans 7 year build'

I really wanted to use the Porsche twist pattern but could not find the 3 piece combination I wanted so build them up. I started with a set of wheels from a 944 which were 11& 9" wide. I purchased new rear barrels from Germany that were initially the wrong size , luckily so they exchanged them. The outside lips have a special high gloss finish. I had the centres powder coated black,. Final size are 17 x8.5" rear & 17x 7.5 front which I can fit as running Mendeola front suspension and Herbert racing narrowed IRS rear

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

Does anyone run 15x6 Revolutions?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

I have just received a set of Pedrini 914 wheels from the US.

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On the inside of the rim the following scripts appear (clockwise):

VW (logo)

51/2JⅩ15"

MADE IN ITALY

914.361.013.00

F.P.S.

515

A few of questions:

1. Am I right in interpreting the 515 as the offset? Measured in millimetres.

2. What is the meaning of the F.P.S.?

3. Any advice on the finishing? The wheels have been media blasted and feel rough under the hand. How do I go about polishing them? Should I just clearcoat them after that or paint them?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:25 am    Post subject: Re: What Rims Do You Have On Your Ghia? Reply with quote

2. What is the meaning of FPS?

Fratelli Pedrini Sarezzo - Italian manufacturer
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=593936

Best asking Q3 in the Wheel forum. Its probably already been asked (search). I think they came painted. Again, I'd review Pedrini pictures in the Gallery etc - get a feel for what you like.
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