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Old August 29th 2006, 02:10
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Well...Uhm...New Wheels. PICS!

I don't know what to say.
For those of you following the progress of my car...You probably saw it coming.
I've described it as everything from "retro-german-look" to "If James Bond were given a car and all they had left was a beetle"

Now I've got these wheels.

It's official. I have created: RETRO_GERM!!!!
Now see the wheels:
http://www.vosaclub.org/uploads/DSC01257.jpg

They are vintage American Racing "Lemans" wheels.
Also seen them described as "Libre" , but I believe this is erroneous though they are very similar.
They are 15"x6" w/ a 4x130pcd and weigh an estimated 16 pounds?

here's the car for those of you who don't know it:

http://www.vosaclub.org/uploads/fullfrontalshot.jpg

talbot mirrors, filled in rear vents (behind the windows), hood latches, GT steering wheel, no bumpers (smoothed/filled fenders in rear), removable rear apron, new zero mile engine sporting a few racy mods and a 40idf weber w/ dual exhaust. Lowered top line struts w/ tapered springs and lowered (adjusted) rear, chrome wire mesh headlight grilles and blue dot tri-bar headlights running H-4's.
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Old August 29th 2006, 05:41
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Ah, damn man, you stole my concept! I thought that I could phrase the term with my own car, but since I am a slow builder you got there first. I like your approach, very cool.

I was thinking along the same lines, if Tony Curtis drove a bug in The Persuaders, how would it look? So I'm going for aluminum mag wheels, vinyl interior, period gauges etc. But it'll be a while until then...
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Old August 29th 2006, 08:19
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very cool rims. i like them! :agree: get them on the car so we can see them in context.
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Old August 31st 2006, 22:56
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need some bits.+

Anyone have a lead on where to get some 14mmx1.5 mag shank lug BOLTS.??

I've got 8 of the originals and got a lead on some plastic replica center caps (blanks) I only have two originals of those. I know some people that can get me some more "used" lug bolts of that style.

Just wondering if anyone has them "new".
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Old September 1st 2006, 05:24
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Lug Nut Shank

Hello
I bought some from Summit racing. Look for Weld Racing. They have different ones.
I have WLD-601-1918
I use them for my Revolution Wheels.
www.Summitracing.com
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Old September 1st 2006, 18:37
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I like 'em too!:agree: Q would be proud! "Just try to bring it back in one piece this time 007!" I can't wait to see the wheels on the car!
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Old September 1st 2006, 21:40
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Well, here's the deal.

Problem one:
Finding the correct bolt.
Summit doesn't seem to have what I need. (See pic)

http://www.vosaclub.org/uploads/DSC01936.jpg

"Mag Shank" stylelug BOLTS not nuts and not the modern conical style.

As for how they'll look on the car...
I found a pic or two on the samba's gallery section:

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/284563.jpg

http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/222426.jpg

I don't know what size his are, but I do know that mine will probably be Really really close to the edge of the fender lip. His is a standard and mine is a 1303. Just won't know for sure 'til they are fitted , but looks like it'll be a good fit.
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