Non-stock wheels on your 356? Post a pic!

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#211 Post by Jim Breazeale » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:05 pm

Joris Koning wrote:Hey Jim.

I believe i have seen those before :wink: am i right?
Yup, just put some lipstick on 4 pigs.

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#212 Post by Ashley Page » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:14 pm

I think they look great.

Are they mag or aluminum?

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#213 Post by max handley » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:02 pm

HOLY MOLY JIM I love you like a brother...but those are BUTT UGLY !
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#214 Post by gregorycampbell » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:07 pm

American Racing Torque Thrusts in magnesium. My favorite wheels.
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#215 Post by Jim Breazeale » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:10 am

max handley wrote:HOLY MOLY JIM I love you like a brother...but those are BUTT UGLY !
Hey Max

You think the pictures are ugly. You should see them in person.

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PS: They are cast aluminum with steel inserts for the lugs. Actually, they are very nicely made.
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#216 Post by Craig Richter » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:09 pm

Greg,
I read topics like this one just so I can laugh and grumble under my breath about what silly things people do to look different (Ha Ha Jim grumble grumble). Modifying things is great fun, but IMHO it's also very difficult to improve on what Dr. Porsche designed. Missing hubcaps even bug me! But your car is STUNNING. Color, deletes, those wheels... Absolutely stunning. Nice work.
 

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#217 Post by Jon Schmid » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:35 pm

Hey, Jim: Nice car! The wheels, not so much. :)

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#218 Post by JamesBoyce » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:31 pm

I'm fitting the 10 hole 16" space savers to my C. Can anyone share their tyre size choice for those rims?

I'd like to keep diameter similar to stock, not too wide, nice sidewall etc etc, but there does not seem to be an obvious, and easily available match.

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#219 Post by Jim Breazeale » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:09 pm

JamesBoyce wrote:I'm fitting the 10 hole 16" space savers to my C. Can anyone share their tyre size choice for those rims?

I'd like to keep diameter similar to stock, not too wide, nice sidewall etc etc, but there does not seem to be an obvious, and easily available match.

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The closest tire in circumference to a shock 165 X 15 would probably be a 205 X 55 X 16. That is a popular size and most manufacturers have a tire in that size. Your wheels are 5 1/2 X 16 and that tire would fit on those rims.

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#220 Post by JamesBoyce » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:40 pm

Thanks for that Jim. I may go for those, but I've been looking around, and may go for a 185/60/16, a more unusual size, but it seems available here in the UK.

Seems to be also close in diameter to the 165 stock, but hopefully lighter on the steering than a 205.

Whatever, I'll post a picture when fitted.

Nice to see Cosmic's on a 356 by the way, I like 'em. Never seen gold ones though!

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#221 Post by James Breazeale » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:57 pm

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Since I offended almost all of you with my Cosmic wheels. I'm going for the kill now!
14 X 6 Zenith Wire Wheels date stamped 11/22/66.
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#222 Post by Thomas Tate » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:18 pm

Just what we need Jim, something to make our Tubs look more like MGB's. That ought to keep the prices down.

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#223 Post by Vic Skirmants » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:22 am

Strangers never identify them correctly anyway; "nice Healy/Jag/Triumph"

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#224 Post by Pat Daily » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Sort of like strangers call my 356 a Karmann Ghia and they call my Karmann Ghia a Porsche.
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#225 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:38 am

Dick Roth wrote:Genuine Rudge wheels but with 5 1/2" rims, German TUV approved center nuts without ears.
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