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

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

#1 Post by Mike Klapac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:25 am

First post in this great new forum format. I know there are folks out there with "out of the ordinary" wheels on their tub. Lets see 'em. BRM's, Campagnolo, Torque Thrusts, Five Spokes, etc...

As a side-note, some may not be familiar with Busselecta in here. No affiliation, just a cool site to get a visual on how your ride would look with different colors, accessories, ride heights and the like.

http://busselecta.com/porsche/index.htm

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#2 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:56 am

Mike,
These wheels were on my 356 when I bought it in 1997/1998. Don't really much care for them. I think they are American Eagle but am not positive. I call them wide 5 fake fuchs. I recall them were fairly light in weight as well. I see them every now and again, mostly on VW's as opposed to 356's

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I also ran 15" beetle smoothies for a while to give it an earlier look. Even installed porta walls. That lasted a year or so.

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I'm back to running KPZ & Lemmerz rims now.

I have a couple friends who were running aftermarket wheels. One ran BRM's on his 1953 coupe, the other I believe ran sprint stars on his 1956 coupe. I'll have to look through my files for pics of those.
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#3 Post by Mike Klapac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:04 am

Cool.... I remember those wide five fuchs being pretty popular back in the day. Haven't seen them for a while. Keep 'em coming.

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#4 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:18 am

Can't remember what these are. Anyone know?

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#5 Post by Mike Klapac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:26 am

Aren't those American D-spokes or something else? I have a buddy who has similar wheels on his 56 Panel.

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#6 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:29 am

Here's pics of Mark R.'s old '56

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Kris H's old '53. Now in france.

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Sorry for being a picture hog...
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#7 Post by Dan Macdonald » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:52 am

You guys have seen this before but here's my A coupe.
Do you know where this picture was taken?
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#8 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:53 am

Pebble Beach?

Nice choice of wheels by the way.
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#9 Post by Dan Macdonald » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:54 am

Wow Mark! That was fast ...and correct!
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#10 Post by Mike Klapac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:13 pm

Are those stockers with knockoffs on the drums?

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#11 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:22 pm

Mike Klapac wrote:Are those stockers with knockoffs on the drums?
Good Eye Mike, I didn't look close enough and thought Dan was running the original style Rudge wheel. Here's a post by Dan from another thread about his wheels.
Dan Macdonald wrote:Here's a few pix of my fake (knock-off) of Rudge knock offs. My old retiring mechanic gave them to me about ten years ago. They appear to be from the '60's or '70's. I have a Road & Track advertisement from 1963 by Vilem B Haan, Inc showing them available for $29.95 for a set of four. Note that there is a "right" and "left" side!
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#12 Post by Mike Klapac » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:47 pm

Nutty! Never seen anything like that.

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#13 Post by Robert Trinkle » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:39 pm

These are our Techo Magnesium wheels.

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#14 Post by Freddy Rabbat » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:24 pm

Stock, not so different but with the unusual offset for the wider drums...

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Stock 4.5" wheels widened to 6"

#15 Post by Ryan Volin » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:26 pm

Stock 4.5" wheels widened to 6"
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