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

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#361 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

My first boss Juergan Kirberg had a set of Carrera ! wheels on his bug these looked like stock steel wheels but the outer rim was made of a light alloy and the two parts were riviied together. Alan The Stable.

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Martin Benade wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:11 pm 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.
That was originally a 40 horse, but rebuilt it with 15% bigger P & C, Crower V20 cam, two barrel Holley Bug Spray on a SCAT manifold and an Empi extractor exhaust. Pulled very nicely, never had to downshift and dive for the right lane on Hills.
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#363 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

Be careful there are some Fuch look- Alight that are brittle and will shatter like glass when hit. The have a very rough texture ans not a finely smooth finish like a trure Fuch wheel is,!! Alan The Stable.

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#364 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

!! You can tell if you examine the quality of the casting the dangerous ones have a ver poor finish and look very rough were as the real Fuchs are smooth and and have a fine finish to them. Alan The Stable.
The poor one wouldshatter like glass when hit. Alan The Stable.

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#366 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

As far as non stock wheels on a Porsche Iknow for awhile Jim At Easy Porsche was sheling 944 wheels for disk brake 356's Alan The Stable.

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#367 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

I know for awhile Jim Ai Easy was putting on wheels from I belive from cars like 944 that had the sam 5 bolt circle on the cars. Alan The Stable.

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#369 Post by Alan Klingen 2 »

My first boss Juergan Kirberg was the west coast head of teaching all the mechanics about Porsche Cars. His main job was to stop people from removing the four cam motors and installing push- rod motor.
Hisa vw every every day car had Crrera rims on the car!!!! Alan The Stable.

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#370 Post by Steve Proctor »

Speaking of non-stock wheels, did you notice the car on page 38 and 39 of the Spring 2024 issue of the 356 Club of SoCal magazine?
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