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

For those who couldn't care less how their 356 left the factory!
Message
Author
User avatar
Martin Benade
356 Fan
Posts: 12034
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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

#346 Post by Martin Benade »

Ok good answer. Custom nuts and washers!
Cleveland Ohio
62 Cabriolet
56 VW
02 IS 300
04 Sienna

Harry DeNoers
356 Fan
Posts: 181
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:22 pm
Location: Amelia Island FL/Louisville KY
Contact:

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

#347 Post by Harry DeNoers »

Image
Attachments
34B22E7D-18F0-4A58-A14F-62146FBEDA71.png
34B22E7D-18F0-4A58-A14F-62146FBEDA71.png (4.46 MiB) Viewed 34168 times
Last edited by Harry DeNoers on Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:04 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Martin Benade
356 Fan
Posts: 12034
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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

#348 Post by Martin Benade »

Have you been driving your car hard and often? You made it very nice.
Cleveland Ohio
62 Cabriolet
56 VW
02 IS 300
04 Sienna

Richard Sutliffe
356 Fan
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 pm

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

#349 Post by Richard Sutliffe »

New shoes on my '65 SC
Attachments
IMG_0138 (002).jpg
IMG_0138 (002).jpg (1.47 MiB) Viewed 33726 times
Last edited by Richard Sutliffe on Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
John Brooks
356 Fan
Posts: 2106
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:50 am
Location: Whidbey Island WA.
Contact:

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

#350 Post by John Brooks »

Just don’t push them too hard.
Attachments
103C466D-2639-43DF-867C-62F955C8ADCF.jpeg
103C466D-2639-43DF-867C-62F955C8ADCF.jpeg (70.44 KiB) Viewed 33714 times
E0730237-7987-4E93-A38E-B32A7DFB8BD8.jpeg
E0730237-7987-4E93-A38E-B32A7DFB8BD8.jpeg (99.55 KiB) Viewed 33714 times
John Brooks

62 Roadster
66 912
84 Cab
getting pushed around in porsches since 1965

Richard Sutliffe
356 Fan
Posts: 30
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 pm

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

#351 Post by Richard Sutliffe »

John, these wheels aren't old original Magnesium wheels. They are safe lightweight modern aluminum castings thanks to CAD identical in appearance to the 1960's Magnesium racing wheels you thought they were.

User avatar
Martin Benade
356 Fan
Posts: 12034
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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

#352 Post by Martin Benade »

I see the center hole area is slightly different. Good that yours are strong and safe!
Cleveland Ohio
62 Cabriolet
56 VW
02 IS 300
04 Sienna

User avatar
Bil Brown
356 Fan
Posts: 904
Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:36 pm
Location: Lincoln, NE

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

#353 Post by Bil Brown »

Anyone running 904 wheels?
Bill Brown

User avatar
Al Cole
356 Fan
Posts: 80
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:38 pm
Location: Greenville, SC USA

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

#354 Post by Al Cole »

As of today, this thread is 24 pages long, dating back 14 YEARS! There are a lot of great looking and a few questionable choices displayed here. There are stock, natural, painted, polished. and even modified VW wheels on these pages, But, no one has put a set of 924 Turbo (BBS style baskets) on their 356. I doubt that they'd look all that good, but with everyone trying to have a different look, I'm still surprised that they haven't been tried.
Attachments
IMG_0154[1534].jpg
AL Cole
'62 S-90 Cabrio.
'64 C Coupe
Paris Mtn., S.C.

John Wurner
356 Fan
Posts: 1083
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:18 pm
Location: Roseburg, OR

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

#355 Post by John Wurner »

Rudge knock offs on 59 Coupe
Attachments
Left side.png

User avatar
Helge Tielker
356 Fan
Posts: 243
Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 2:49 pm
Location: The Netherlands/ Rotterdam area
Instagram: www.instagram.com/helge356/
Contact:

Re: Stock 4.5" wheels widened to 6"

#356 Post by Helge Tielker »

Ryan Volin wrote: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:26 pm Stock 4.5" wheels widened to 6"
Image


Thanks - Ryan
I know .. very old topic ,.... and old message .. but ... Ryan, who has widened the wheels ... ?
Would love to get an address here in Europe ... so if anyone knows - I really appreciate adresses, because I want to widen an original KPZ 4,5 12/59 set of our BT5 car.
356 B Coupe 12/59 ruby red/ black
"REDMAXX"
356 C Coupe 64 BaliBlue
(under restoration)

User avatar
Steve Proctor
356 Fan
Posts: 1315
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:15 am
Location: Spring Hill, TN

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

#357 Post by Steve Proctor »

You can have the centers cut out of your 4.5" x 15" wheels and have the centers cut out of suitable 6" x15" wheels, determine the desired offset and have them trued and welded. Have had that done several times, over the years, first time in 1968 on my '64 hot rod VW in Des Moines, IA. Bit of trivia, we all used 7" Chevy station wagon wheels from the junkyard and ran Goodyear Polyglas tires, F70 in back and D70 in front.

Hopefully you will be able to find a good shop that has done this many times over the years and uses a dial indicator to ensure trueness. Original sets of date matched wheels are valuable, you might consider saving the original dated wheels and either buying a set of 5.5" aftermarket wheels or finding mismatched wheels and having those widened, but your car, your choice.

Good luck,

STP
Attachments
STP VW.JPG
STP VW.JPG (40.51 KiB) Viewed 30509 times
STP
Steve Proctor
Member Since 1977
VIN 84757

User avatar
Martin Benade
356 Fan
Posts: 12034
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:52 am
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

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

#358 Post by Martin Benade »

You can easily buy bare rims that your old centers can fit, saving the trouble of cutting up two sets of wheels.
I bet those tall tires took the edge off the acceleration in your VW. I once put bus tires on a 36 Hp bug, it was unacceptable.
Cleveland Ohio
62 Cabriolet
56 VW
02 IS 300
04 Sienna

Jay Darlington
356 Fan
Posts: 1339
Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:15 pm
Location: coos bay oregon

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

#359 Post by Jay Darlington »

not a good picture, but i always liked these wheels
DSCN7685[1].JPG
Jay D.
jay darlington

Alan Klingen 2
356 Fan
Posts: 343
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2023 8:20 pm

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

#360 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

I must warn you that there were very bad, brittle Fuchs wheels made and they can be recognized by the very grainey metal quality these wheels unlike the real FUCHS WILL shatter like glass under extreme impact. The real FUCH Will just bend. Cavet emptor! Alan The Stable.

Post Reply