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LanceMcKay
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Porsche 356 Rims on a THING Reply with quote

I tried searching for an hour or two in the archives to see if a 356 rim will fit on the Thing. Lots of info for adding a “late” model rim, but I didn’t see anything for the slotted 356 style rim, such as http://www.bfyobsoleteparts.com/porsche-356-road-wheel-pr-3885.html

I’m pretty sure about the bolt pattern being the same, but am concerned about the off-set. Primarily looking at the 5 ½” x 15” . Or perhaps someone can recommend a place where I can get them?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they will fit i have 5.5 x 15 on mine, some guys in the wheel and tire section do too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have them on mine -- if you get the chrome, though, you need to clean them regularly. They're made in Brazil, and the chrome plating isn't up to German standards, so you need to keep the rust in check. Keep some chrome polish on hand. In any case, they fit well, look great, and let you put decent tires on The Thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guy's! That's really good to know about the chrome. What tire size did you end up going with?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they will fit.. they are on my thing!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need a Porsche 597 Jagdwagen for your 356 rims Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
i have real 356 wheels on my thing.
They only are 4,5x15. That´s the original size for the 356.
I squeezed 7.00x15 tires on it and they barely fit the fenders but they do.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: tire size Reply with quote

I know it's been a couple of year since this was discussed, but what size tires did you go with with the 5.5 wheels? 195/65/15? 205/60/15?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I run 185-65-15's on my Thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crofty.
Are you running type II early bus wheels like me?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I'm running 5 lug sprintstars.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be running early bus steelies soon. Cool
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