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Im running 15x10 -44 cruiser alloys on my 620

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I also just got this set from JApan Carving Wilcox ort2 15x10 -39 that I'm in the process of rebuilding and cleaning them up

 

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Watanabe various things , panasport minilites

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On 9/20/2018 at 10:23 PM, rosso said:

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Western Wheel stamped on back - real name is ??

13 x5.5 replica of ??

 

 

If it says Western it's not a replica,,, it's a Minilite. 

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On ‎9‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 9:00 PM, bananahamuck said:

 

 

If it says Western it's not a replica,,, it's a Minilite. 

If it's stamped Western Wheel, real name is Western Wheel.

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Thanks Tedman, back when Western Wheel was in business I was on the east coast so had never heard the name. I thought maybe they made them for some other brand - but they are definitely stamped Western Wheel on the inside of the barrel and are 13" x 5 1/2". I haven't found any model # or name anywhere else on the wheel, so thanks for the info.

 

Cheers,

Rosso

 

because my first 510 was red

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Just picked these up for my 620.

SSR 16x8

They will be here tomorrow, at which time they will be disassembled, barrels buffed up, and centers stripped.

Not sure on the color yet, maybe just clear coated, maybe bright red, maybe BBS gold.

Anything except black !

I hate the currant black wheel fad....

 

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SSR Spiel Stadt in 16x8 -1.

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On 3/21/2019 at 6:15 AM, G-Duax said:

Just picked these up for my 620.

SSR 16x8

They will be here tomorrow, at which time they will be disassembled, barrels buffed up, and centers stripped.

Not sure on the color yet, maybe just clear coated, maybe bright red, maybe BBS gold.

Anything except black !

I hate the currant black wheel fad....

 

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What color will your truck be?

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I love wheels, it's a pitty they cost so much sometimes; especially after tires are added.  Currently running 14" Riverside R109s that I restored.  Next up is a pair of 15" Work Venette Vegas; I'm still beside myself on a color.  I want to repolish the barrels and then sand down/polish the spokes like I did my Riversides.  The bolts are giving me a hard time though so I just ordered and received an impact driver to try and break them free.  After that, I need to paint my standard issue 14" Watanabes; I believe i'll go with a dark bronze on those.

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On ‎3‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 5:21 AM, BrandonS said:

What color will your truck be?

 

Seeing it's age, and body condition, I'm considering keeping it black, and possibly bed liner instead of paint to help mask the wrinkles.

And right now, wrinkle red is being used sparingly on the engine (cam cover & modified Z-car oval air cleaner), with Vance & Hines red anodized cone head carbs.

 

Those SSR Spiel Stadt wheels look really good with silver centers.

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21 hours ago, G-Duax said:

 

Seeing it's age, and body condition, I'm considering keeping it black, and possibly bed liner instead of paint to help mask the wrinkles.

And right now, wrinkle red is being used sparingly on the engine (cam cover & modified Z-car oval air cleaner), with Vance & Hines red anodized cone head carbs.

 

Those SSR Spiel Stadt wheels look really good with silver centers.

I vote gunmetal

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Glad mine didn't have the center caps....arg !

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18 hours ago, G-Duax said:

Glad mine didn't have the center caps....arg !

 

Can you do Solidworks?  You could easily 3D print up something that’d work. I did that to mod the center console in my car for gauges and it came out pretty nice.  It wasn’t as involved as that, but that center cap isn’t an overly complicated design. If you are just painting the wheels you’d never know once you sanded/primed/painted the center cap.

 

Thats for both pieces. The screw on cap and the plate that goes under it. The center could be done on thinner brushed steel and Then the logo laser etched on. Id Imagine any trophy store could make the metal disc with laser etching. 

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On 3/20/2019 at 10:15 PM, G-Duax said:

Just picked these up for my 620.

SSR 16x8

They will be here tomorrow, at which time they will be disassembled, barrels buffed up, and centers stripped.

Not sure on the color yet, maybe just clear coated, maybe bright red, maybe BBS gold.

Anything except black !

I hate the currant black wheel fad....

 

 

 

SSR Spiel Stadt in 16x8 -1.

 

Those are bad ass!

Never seen them before...

BBS gold, bronze or silver are my votes!

 

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SSR made this style in either multi-piece, like I have, or one piece cast.

Houser also made the same spoke style.

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On 3/26/2019 at 11:59 PM, G-Duax said:

SSR made this style in either multi-piece, like I have, or one piece cast.

Houser also made the same spoke style.

 

Where you get them from?  I like them. 

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Japan.

$614 to my door.

 

I may have bit off more than what time I have to refinish them though.

Yes, they are 3 piece, but SSR welded the pieces together after they were bolted up, so sand blasting the centers will take a lot of masking to protect the lips.

Figured some 1/8" sheet plastic to cover the large areas of the barrels, and some serious masking.

Trouble is, they won't fit into my blast cabinet like the centers would have. 

Already bought new valve stems, and 120 stainless nuts, since the nuts were pretty pitted, although the bolts are still in great shape.

Thinking about just throwing them up on Craig's list to get my money out of them, and then going some other direction.

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On 4/9/2019 at 2:22 AM, G-Duax said:

Japan.

$614 to my door.

 

I may have bit off more than what time I have to refinish them though.

Yes, they are 3 piece, but SSR welded the pieces together after they were bolted up, so sand blasting the centers will take a lot of masking to protect the lips.

Figured some 1/8" sheet plastic to cover the large areas of the barrels, and some serious masking.

Trouble is, they won't fit into my blast cabinet like the centers would have. 

Already bought new valve stems, and 120 stainless nuts, since the nuts were pretty pitted, although the bolts are still in great shape.

Thinking about just throwing them up on Craig's list to get my money out of them, and then going some other direction.

 

Nice man.  I paid $645 or so for mine shipped from Poland than paid $400 to have them painted so $1000 for just the wheels.  I didn't touch the lips or anything else as they are good shape.  Shit adds up for them even if you got a deal initially. 

 

Strange with my wheels because they are 2 piece but I couldn't get them separated.  In the end I just had the faces painted over and for the most part they came out great.  Probably one of the nicer parts on my truck.  I like those wheels but not enough negative offset for me.  I prefer something less so they are flush with the fenders.  

 

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To this:

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While trying to figure out how to not to sand blast the barrels, while stripping the centers, I got to wondering if there was actually a masking tape meant for the job.

Did a search on google, and found that people were using Gorilla tape, or hull preservation tape.

The gorilla stuff had an issue with leaving adhesive behind, so people were pre-masking them with painter's tape first.

The hull tape didn't have that issue.

So I bought a roll of "Dr. Shrink" 4" wide, and will give it a try.

The stuff is 10 mil thick, so I'll see how it goes.

I'll just buy a couple of bags of play sand, and do it in the yard, instead of my blast cabinet.

 

Here is the tape on eBay: Hull preservation tape

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Pardon me for highjacking this thread, just a quick question... anyone know what this rim is called or where it came from? Protrusions in bold type include '15x8J', '54692', 'DOT-T', 'MAX. LOAD' '2200 lbs', 'MC VIA', 'PCD' and some other compressionary stamped numbers. Possibly a manufacturing date 13 12 79 located on the rims outer lip surface. Any help greatly appreciated, thanks.

 

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