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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 11:02 am    Post subject: Wheels Reply with quote

Hi all!

What do you think is the nicest wheel/tyre combination for my lightly slammed 67?
The wheels are rusted but I'm leaning towards these wheels again but new. But, before I decide, maybe you have an option I haven't thought of.

Here's my 67:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

i always liked these on my bus, or on my beetle. Still have a set that is now over 30 years old. I think the only change i would make would be to paint them, rather than chrome. Since yours are rusty, why don't you try that first? options: silver white like stock wheels, black, maybe two tone them?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Thanks Uli, But I really like the chrome on the wheels. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Heres a question for you.
If you like the chrome why are you asking for our opinion?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

slam

it

on

earlies
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:51 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

hazetguy wrote:
slam

it

on

earlies

There it is
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

aa390392 wrote:
Heres a question for you.
If you like the chrome why are you asking for our opinion?
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Because there might be options I haven't thought of.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Culito wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
slam

it

on

earlies

There it is


Pretty new to the scene, so what do you mean by earlies?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Mach2 wrote:
Culito wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
slam

it

on

earlies

There it is


Pretty new to the scene, so what do you mean by earlies?


Earlies, aka 901, Early Porsche Fuchs
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Thanks!! I'll stick to my 356 style rims.
Maybe powdercoating in off white is a good solution. Chrome hubcaps and whitewalls will be nice also.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Mach2 wrote:
Thanks!! I'll stick to my 356 style rims.
Maybe powdercoating in off white is a good solution. Chrome hubcaps and whitewalls will be nice also.


if you are going with the same 356 style wheels i would suggest having them powdercoated the same color as the top of the bus. dark blue wheels with chrome caps would look nice. i think the whitewalls and a white wheel would throw off your color balance.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

Mach2 wrote:
Culito wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
slam

it

on

earlies

There it is


Pretty new to the scene, so what do you mean by earlies?


"slam it"= lower the car until you can no more Laughing .... and "on earlies" = get the early Porsche 911 fuchs wheels on (with the large "clover" pattern like pictured above, unlike the later ones that have a smaller diameter "clover" pattern).

By the way those rims that you have on there now do not look that rusted in the picture?
I think that all of those aftermarket chromed steel wheels will start showing rust specs at some point.
If it were me I would just keep them as they are, give them a polish every once and a while, and not worry about them too much.
But if it is flawless chrome you want, then new rims are the way to go I guess... or have them re-chromed, but that might be more expensive than buying new ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: Wheels Reply with quote

tisius wrote:
Mach2 wrote:
Culito wrote:
hazetguy wrote:
slam

it

on

earlies

There it is


Pretty new to the scene, so what do you mean by earlies?


"slam it"= lower the car until you can no more Laughing .... and "on earlies" = get the early Porsche 911 fuchs wheels on (with the large "clover" pattern like pictured above, unlike the later ones that have a smaller diameter "clover" pattern).

By the way those rims that you have on there now do not look that rusted in the picture?
I think that all of those aftermarket chromed steel wheels will start showing rust specs at some point.
If it were me I would just keep them as they are, give them a polish every once and a while, and not worry about them too much.
But if it is flawless chrome you want, then new rims are the way to go I guess... or have them re-chromed, but that might be more expensive than buying new ones.


Thanks for clearing that up.

No, the rims are to rusted, you can't tell from the pictures. The rest of the bus is mint, so the rims and tyres have to be new.
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