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Old January 19th 2007, 01:45
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I have more pictures of the car itself, but no more of the car with the wheels since its still at the shop.
http://s103.photobucket.com/albums/m...hluwalia/Ghia/

Yeah the rear wheels don't have a lot of room to move out on. My car is already painted so widening the fenders isn't a real option, but how did you do it?

I'm using a full brake kit from cb performance.

I was told that part of the axel lug on the rear could be cut short to make more room, I dunno how much though.

I dunno if I should bring the car back and play with it or let the shop that replaced my suspension/brakes figure it out. I'll have to call them tomorrow and see if they are willing to do anything.
How did I do it?
It's a lot of work. http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/sho...?t=7050&page=8

Your car looks nice. I love the look of Cup 2's on a Ghia.
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Old January 19th 2007, 03:52
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How did I do it?
It's a lot of work. http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/sho...?t=7050&page=8

Your car looks nice. I love the look of Cup 2's on a Ghia.
One word: Inspirational!

I can't wait to see how you do the rest of the car. I had actually seen the pictures of your gauge setup while searching around for pic's of guages. The whole thing makes me want metal working skills. Quick get back to work on it so I can see how it comes out.
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Old January 19th 2007, 22:38
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Yeah I was looking at H&R sets but for the porsche bolt pattern it goes 7mm then 14mm

You said unless all are hubcentric, does that mean its feasible to use two spacers if they are both hubcentric or is it still not very safe?
I don't see why two consecutive hubcentric spacers would be unsafe but if seven's and 14's are all that are available, I don't see how you will get a ten.

... unless you are thinking of going with hubcentric adapters. Going from a Porsche to something else back to a Porsche would be most unusual. Getting both to be hubcentric and equal to only 10mm would be miraculous.
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You could buy the 14's and mill, or turn them down to 10mm. Anyone with a Mill, or lathe can do this (I have both ). 4mm is not that much to "shave off".
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Old January 19th 2007, 22:55
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You could buy the 14's and mill, or turn them down to 10mm.
That sounds very sensible to me, too.
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Old January 19th 2007, 23:49
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You could buy the 14's and mill, or turn them down to 10mm. Anyone with a Mill, or lathe can do this (I have both ). 4mm is not that much to "shave off".
Hmm, its a possibility.

Oasis: I asked about the hubcentric spacers because I have found 5mm spacers but don't know if they are hubcentric or not.
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One word: Inspirational!

I can't wait to see how you do the rest of the car. I had actually seen the pictures of your gauge setup while searching around for pic's of guages. The whole thing makes me want metal working skills. Quick get back to work on it so I can see how it comes out.
Thanks, I actually have a few pictures I've been meaning to add and update the thread. I've just been a little too busy these days.
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You can take stock 944 rear spacers (about 22mm or so) and machine them down to about 10mm (I believe) and still keep them hubcentric. I have to check my notes on how thin you can get them, but this is what I did on the bus to fit the 17x9's.

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Old January 22nd 2007, 20:36
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You can take stock 944 rear spacers (about 22mm or so) and machine them down to about 10mm (I believe) and still keep them hubcentric. I have to check my notes on how thin you can get them, but this is what I did on the bus to fit the 17x9's.

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That sounds like a nice option. If you can check how thin they can be machined down that would be great.

EDIT: Looks like cb performance has spacers, although a little smaller than what I was looking for but they might just work. So I'm going to try those out.

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Old January 25th 2007, 22:35
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We got the cb spacers on. Had to shave a little off the rear axle bolt/nut and might have to cut a little bit off the end of the speedo cable and/or shave a little off the back of the center cap. But other than that everything fits. There is a surprising amount of space for the back tires, not a lot but decent. I'll have to get some detail pic's.
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