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Racelook July 25th 2005 18:01

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Originally Posted by tom'72
I live in Sint-Truiden (Zuid-Limburg, kort bij Hasselt).
Ga je toevallig nu zondag ook naar de Kevermeeting in Hoesselt?

Nee helaas dan heb ik al andere plannen (een groot feestje :laugh: )

Grt Wiebrand

Dasdubber July 25th 2005 23:52

Very nice - can't wait to see them on your beetle! or should I say kever?

tom'72 July 26th 2005 16:57

Just got back from picking up the wheels in Germany, they look super nice and are much lighter then I was expecting

front wheels are 8.5x18 and not 8x18 by the way

tom'72 July 28th 2005 07:27

Now for the next dilemma. I started polishing the wheels but am not sure as to keep the original screws or to change them to golden ones (have seen golden ones look very good on polished wheels but never on the Le Mans wheels actually)

SilverBullet July 28th 2005 09:46

Keep it silver, its matches and compliment the rim. I understand that 3 piece rims when taken apart and fitted back, the screws must be properly tightened if not there will be leaks, correct me if I'm wrong. :) Btw very nice rims you've got.

ricola July 28th 2005 10:03

I've heard the bolts are quite expensive too which adds up to a lot with the number of them in split rims!

Rich

tom'72 July 28th 2005 15:13

compared to the price of these rims they're peanuts.
80 screws in total at 1 Euro a piece is 80 Euro +shipping.
the wheels cost over 20 times that amount.

tom'72 July 29th 2005 12:59

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Lips are completely finished :)
started on the center parts of the wheels also but that will be finished after the weekend

volkdent July 29th 2005 17:46

Schweeeeeeeet

tom'72 July 31st 2005 16:31

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polished the center piece. It looks really good but the picture does not do it justice. I think I'll stick with the stock screws instead of the golden ones.

BigPhattyVW October 29th 2005 22:32

Very Nice!!! I wish I could drive to Germany and pick me up some of those. Infact, driving to Germany to pick up anything for my bug would be fun.

tom'72 March 17th 2006 08:53

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...82_49_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...82_50_full.jpg
Wheels are finally ready to put on the car, completely polished and painted the insides black.

volkdent March 17th 2006 16:48

Wow Tom, looks REALLY good. We need pics of them on the car.

Jason

tom'72 March 17th 2006 16:57

thanks, thing is these don't fit on the chassis I'm using now. I have an IRS chassis with Carrera brakes (5x130) that the wheels fit on to. As soon as I've got a new ECU for my suby engine I'll swap engine+body onto that chassis and be able to drive on these beauties at last :)

dirk.Gysbrechts March 20th 2006 16:34

wheels
 
Very Nice!!!!!!!!


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