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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

I just purchased a tubular chassie mid engine car that has Porsche brake drums all around. I was surprised that a stock 15" beetle rim will not fit over the drum?? You have to flip them around to get them to bolt on?? Does anyone know what rims or wheels fit these drums? Calpart rims? Empi? Rader?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

I believe the pre-a porsche 356 had 16 inch rims which could explain why the 15 inch rims dont fit. I could be wrong, it's been a long time since I worked with pre a brakes but that's what they look like from your photo. Hopefully someone here with more information will speak up.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

What is outer diameter of drum?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

Early VW had 16" rims too. Perhaps a 1/4" or more wheels spacer would allow use of 15" wheels.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback and comments!

I found out these are older Porsche 356 brake drums (Pre A) on the front and rear. I have found that the larger split beetle or Porsche 16" rims do fit? So I will use a set of replica 356 Porsche 16" rims. Now I am scouting for the fake knockoffs cone with spinner that bolts on the wide 5 bolt pattern. Want the vintage racing look.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:22 pm    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

RSK replica?

Saw a real one at Road Atlanta 20 years ago when we were passing though and stopped at the Mitty for a few hours
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: VW wheels that fit over Porsche aluminum brake drums?? Reply with quote

https://roadscholars.com/wheels-of-fortune-an-overview-of-rare-early-porsche-road-rims/

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